Aquaponics Sytems


The following are different types of systems and aquaponic units that most commonly used:

Aquaponics System Trial Run in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Home-scale aquaponics system installation trial run video from Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at Olam Restaurant inside Nautilus Hotel. The system uses water pressure with one pump to operate. It also uses gravity fed grow tubes with a bio filter grow bed and a bell siphon. The system is estimated to handle between 50 and 75 fish in different growth stages, and 100 small space vegetables with shorter root systems i.e., greens, and salad herbs plus tomatoes, chile and basil in […]

Aquaponics San Diego gravity feed

Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

The ebb and flow gravity feed system is the first system that I started with, and still one that I continue to work with today. The ebb & flow is like a natural system in the sense that it mimics the ebb and flow of the tidal system, which follows the moon. Similar to rivers and estuaries filling up when the tide creeps in, the plants in the growbeds  and mangroves soak in the nutrients from the water then the […]

Aquaponic Diagram Plans

Constant Flow Aquaponics Systems

Another type of aquaponic system that is used both commercially and on home scale is the constant flow aquaponic system. There are both advantages and disadvantages to using this type of system over a traditional ebb & flow system, the choice is left up to the farmer. Some farmers swear by the constant flow system as it requires less maintenance, however this is not always the truth, as it does require that you supply ample amount of oxygen to the […]

Aquaponics Drip System

Aquaponic Drip System

Drip systems are commonly used in gardening around the world. The concept is simply provide the needed amount of water directly to the plants roots. The drip system was able to revive gardening and farming in areas where wahter is scarce because of its controlled water wise system. Aquaponic farmers have adabted the drip system for a number of reasons, however controlling the exact flow of water and distributing it egally through out a grow bed has to be one […]