At Inda-Gro we vigorously trial all of the energy efficient Lighting and Controls products we manufacture in our own gardens before they ever make it to market. It is during these trials we also look for plant products that can enhance crop response, conserve water and nutrients and would be safe to use in any of our own inhouse soil, hydroponic and aquaponic gardens.
As society's demand for water increases and our water resources are becoming more limited this precious resource must be on the forefront of all of our minds and activities. Gardeners are on the front line when it comes to the importance of having an adequate fresh water supply to meet their crop production needs. The products you see listed here are products we endorse because we use them, they work, have not harmed our fish and they help conserve our planet's precious resources.
Aquaponic Elements is a pristine mined mineral rock dust that is 100% natural and used by Certified Organic Growers. When properly applied, at recommended rates of use, it will not harm your fish. In fact your fish will thrive and the application will increase the levels of trace elements that fruiting and flowering plants must have for robust growth and optimum crop production.
Aquaponic Elements is mined in Europe and is ground to very light and fine powder where the particles are passed through a super fine 2500-mesh screen. Aquaponic Elements may also be safely used in hydroponic systems at the rate of no more than one pound per 400 gallons of water which is to be added to the nutrient solution in an aerated tank. If used properly Aquaponic Elements will not harm pumps and pump operations are not negatively affected.
Aquaponic Elements does NOT contain nitrogen which is already being generously supplied by the fish waste. The many micro and macro mineral elements that are found in Aquaponic Elements provide the perfect combination for growing flowering and fruiting plants in your aquaponic systemAquaponic gardening is simply a great way to garden!
The ability to raise healthy fish which in turn utilizes their waste to grow delicious green plants is an excellent way to feed you and your family with the healthy organic diet that is becoming increasingly difficult to find. As many aquaponic gardeners already know, one of the limitations that prevent them from successfully growing flowering and fruiting plants with straight fish waste is that it lacks sufficient amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
Any nutrients which we would add to increase these trace elements must be ‘Fish Friendly’ or the fish will suffer or die. Aquaponic Elements is an economical water soluble solution that is Fish Friendly and will meet your plants total mineralization requirements.
Not all mineral rock dust amendments are created equal and of those we had never found one that had the proper levels of trace nutrients that were necessary for flowering/fruiting plants but that was equally suited for aquaponic systems.
Premium Coco Coir Fiber
CocoMor is the highest quality coco coir fiber we have ever found. Obtained from the husks of coconuts as a renewable, natural, organic and bio-degradable alternative to Peat Moss. CocoMor may be used ‘as is’ for indoor and outdoor plants including; lawns, trees, herbs, fruiting and flowering plants with soil, as a top dressing or as a soil replacement.
- Coco Coir and Coco Peat
- EC Anion Sum: 1.3
- pH: 6.04
- Excellent moisture retention capabilities retains up to 10X its weight in water
- Low salt (0.25%) content
- Ideal for Hydroponic and Aquaponic gardens as wicking beds
- 55% Fiber and 45% pith for optimum aeration and capillary action
- Does not require adding perlite to increase aeration
- Retains nutrients against leaching and buffers supply
- Resistant to rot and mold
- Calcium buffered, quadruple washed & aged for 18-24 months
- Slow disintegration makes it perfect for long term 10 year crops such as roses
Enhanced Substrate Conditioniner
ESC Treatment is not a nutrient but a highly concentrated Anionic Linear Polyacrylamide liquid solution that contains a wetting agent for faster water penetration and vitamin fortification to reduce shock and balance soil conditions after initial use. A single application at germination, or in early plant development, creates a breathable membrane that will envelope the roots to maintain nutrient levels, reduce watering, repel salt and prevent nutrients from leaching away from the root zone during successive feedings. With increased photosynthetic activity comes an increase in Daily Water Use (DWU) and nutrients. In the interest of bringing both energy and water savings together we offer ESC Treatment as an Enhanced Substrate Conditioner which promotes robust root development in both soil and soil-less mediums. When using ESC Treatment you’ll optimize photosynthesis by improving nutrient uptake and reducing your watering schedule.
- Non-Toxic – Food Grade – 100% Biodegradable
- Dramatically reduces transplant shock
- Will not leave any residue in soils or mediums
- Reduces DWU by a minimum of 25%
- Reduces fertilization by a minimum of 35%
- Decreases times to harvest
- Won’t absorb salt – Reduces build ups
- Silica stays on the root longer and won’t breakdown as rapidly
- A single ESC application will treat flowering plants that finish in less than 9 weeks