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

Update #10

Spring System Quick Tip: Installing a Water Level Indicator

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Our Spring System Quick Tip for the week helps you install a quick and easy way to monitor your Spring's water level. 

A water level indicator can be attached to your Spring very inexpensively with a few parts from the local hardware store. It could save you taking off the lid every few days to check your water level. 

Here's a link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JvWx4whNlc

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Update #9

Setting Up Your Spring

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We're almost finished sending out last of the Spring system rewards with another 30 going out today. 

That said, we wanted to send you a video instructional guide on how to set up your Spring once you receive it. 

It's true all of this information is included in the detailed and photo-heavy user's manual, but we know some would rather watch a video to learn how to put it all together. 

We hope this video makes setting up your Spring super simple! 

P.S. Check out the chapter markers at the bottom for locating the specific section you need (e.g. pump setup, nutrients, planting a tower, etc.)

Again, here's the link to the video: http://youtu.be/EO61B1_bQ0Q

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Update #8

SPRINGS HAVE ARRIVED!

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It's official! The first production run of our Spring systems are in! 

We've started packing them up and the shipping/fulfillment process has officially begun. 

You should be receiving your Spring in the next few weeks! 

Please be patient with us as we expect the shipping process to take several weeks, especially since we exceeded our funding goal. 

If you live in Laramie and you ordered a Spring, shoot us a direct message and we'll schedule a time for you to swing by and pick it up or have it delivered to your home.

If you don't receive your Spring in the next few weeks, please feel free to send us an email asking for an update. We'll do our absolute best to keep you in the loop! 

As always, we thank you so much for your patience. We'll continue to post updates as we go so stay tuned! 

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Update #7

The Prototype has arrived!

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Dear Kickstarter Backers,

Thank you so much for your patience. It's been a long time coming, but our first Spring System is in! We got the first one off the line in yesterday and have been putting it though the ropes, making sure it's exactly what we wanted. It is sturdy enough that I'm able to stand on it empty, and the sides are holding the water weight very well. It is nestable for storage and shipping, and the lid fits well. The fittings work and almost everything is to spec.

We are generally happy with everything, but found that the tower is too loose in the lid and the lower supports. To fix this we're going to have to take several days to make a few small changes to the mold. This might be an issue that most folks would gloss over, and send out a sub-par product. But we know you have waited a long time for a not just a good product, but a great one, and we don't want to give you anything less.

This was a hard decision to make because it's delaying the delivery of systems by another 3-4 days, but we want you to have the perfect product the first time around.

We're hoping to have the mold changes done in the next day or two and be running early next week, with deliveries starting approximately a week after that.

In the meantime, here are some photos of the first model off the run. I think you guys will be really happy with the final product.

Sincerely,

Nate

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Update #6 - For backers only

Spring System Manufacturing Update (...About time!)

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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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    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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