Home Scale IBC Tote System

It is always fun to set up a new aquaponics system and start providing food for yourself and family. This IBC Tote aquaponics system was set up on a corner of a patio, partially in the shade due to the hot tropical sun. The…

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…

Aquaponic Systems

aquaponic systems

There a a number of different ways that you can set up your home scale aquaponics unit. There is no real right way, however there are a few things to consider to avoid some of the wrong ways. Your choice of system should best…

Home Scale Constant Flow Aquaponic System

Aquponic Grow Bed

Here is example of a home scale gravity feed constant flow aquaponic unit that I set up in a front yard in Ocean Beach, California. The tank is a 750 liter re-purposed food grade cart dug 16 inches into the ground then covered with…

Backyard Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

Gravity Feed Aquaponic Home Scale System

This is a home scale aquaponic unit that installed a our backyard. We repaired an old 150 gallon fish tank by supporting it with some treated 2×4’s and plywood. It is a gravity feed system that operates with one pump that pumps water up…

Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

Aquaponics San Diego gravity feed

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…

Constant Flow Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponic Diagram Plans

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…

Aquaponic Drip System

Aquaponics 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…