Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 18, 2012.

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      Creator Bright Agrotech on July 18, 2013

      Hi Allan, we're expecting our first pallet of Spring in this afternoon or tomorrow and we'll begin packing them up and getting them out to you guys ASAP after that. We'll post a formal update here soon!

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      Creator Allan Murphy on July 17, 2013

      Guys, What is the latest on expected shipping?
      Allan

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      Creator Bright Agrotech on April 28, 2013

      Hey, Steve! Send us a message with your new address and I'll update you on the list.

      Have a great Sunday.

      Chris

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      Creator Steve Bentley on April 28, 2013

      Hey - my address has changed. How can I update your list? Cheers!

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      Creator Patricia Gilliam on April 5, 2013

      Please work out whatever production problems you may have ongoing. Personally, this is an investment in not only your future, but in the future of generations to come. I pray that my children and grandchildren have the technology available to them to grow their own produce even if they are stationed in DC, living in Phoenix, San Deigo or wherever else they may land. We have the advantage of vast amounts of ground where we can enjoy the outdoors. Our prodigy needs to be able to accomplish safe food production. Your investment of time ensures this. Please know that I am in no hurry over production delays and will gladly wait for your best. Thank you for your efforts to these ends.

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      Creator Bright Agrotech on February 1, 2013

      Hi, Donna. Thanks for checking in. I have just finished addressing all of the $10 backer envelopes and had to make a few edits to the greenhouse tour video, so that is rendering again as I type. We will have most of the $10 backer rewards out this afternoon. Let us know if you have any other questions!

      Best,
      Chris

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      Creator Donna Kruse on January 27, 2013

      When are the kits going to ship? I thought we would get them around January 13th. I haven't received miine yet.

      Donna Kruse

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      Creator Bright Agrotech on November 27, 2012

      Thanks Dan. We'd love to have you using one of our kits!

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      Creator danijel on November 26, 2012

      Hey,
      Thanks a lot on that answer, I actualy perfer it detailed. That's it then, I got to get more cash into this project so I can get one myself.
      All the best,
      :Dan

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      Creator Bright Agrotech on November 25, 2012

      Hi danijel,
      First off, thanks for backing us! In answer to your question, the tower uses a energy efficient 16W pump that can either run continuously or on a timer. If you're interested in saving some money on electricity, a timer can turn the pump on for 10 minutes on the hour, only during the day. This will reduce the amount of electricity being consumed considerably.

      I've built passive models before, using gravity feed tanks, but the problem with them is that water is very heavy and building the structure and support necessary to hold that weight up is cost-prohibitive. Also, you end up using energy to pump water up to the canister anyway. This holds true for water holding growth media as well, making it necessary to install expensive structural support to hold up something that is mostly water-weight. What I've found in my research is that by focussing on media materials that don't hold as much water, and replacing the cost of infrastructure with extra pumping energy, you can reduce costs and make a product that's much more user friendly and adoptable. . . I know, a long drawn out answer for a simple question, but that's what I've discovered.

      Thanks for your support danijel! I really appreciate you backing us!

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      Creator danijel on November 24, 2012

      Hi,
      How much power does it consume?
      Why not create a passive model with a canister on top?
      Thanks and all the best,
      :Dan

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    For the big bucks you’ll get a Spring System, (complete with a pump, nutrient solution and a ZipGrow Tower) to begin your quest for high-density, sustainable food production. Use for good and not evil. (*International Disclaimer* - because shipping five-foot boxes proves difficult in certain parts of the world, a three-foot ZipGrow tower may be substituted if necessary).

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    The Grower’s Goods: Not only will you receive two Spring Systems, pruners and a planting kit, plus a mention on our launch page, you'll also get exclusive invitations to live Q&A webinars where you can ask the experts any questions you may have. This is a heck of a lot of value in one rewards package, but you deserve it! *International disclaimer may apply*

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    You’ll receive everything in the $500 Grower's Goods package, plus a one-on-one personal phone consultation on setting up and using your Spring Systems, or on whatever else you want to talk about. Paul’s a regular Chatty Kathy. *International disclaimer may apply*

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    You’ll receive four Spring Systems and exclusive early access to future Bright Agrotech Q&A webinars, and a professional consultation on designing and implementing an aquaponic or hydroponic small farm in your community. *International disclaimer may apply*

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    Alright moneybags, for 5K you get a Spring, a consultation and we’ll fly (lower 48 only) you out to the lonely and gusty plains of Wyoming for a personal tour of our commercial aquaponic operation. We’ll show you around, tell you our secrets and then treat you to a dinner composed of local foods and drink.

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