Homescale Aquaponics Sytems
The following are some of the different types of homescale aquaponic units out there. Some of the systems are large and take up most of the yard and some are small enough to fit on a balcony. Take a look for yourself.
The Single IBC Tote System is one of the easiest systems to put together if you have the right tools available. One of the benefits to the system is that it will essentially come with a grow bed and fish tank once you cut the IBC tote. Below is a list of items needed to build yourself a system. The Grow Beds Cut from an end of a recycled IBC Tote. Metal tube frame for added strength Interior – […]
Do you have pool in your backyard that you are not quite sure what to do with? How about raising some chickens, fish and enough fruits and vegetables to feed your family. Check out what this creative family did in Arizona, turning their backyard pool into a sustainable food provider for their family. What is a garden pool you might ask, well according to the founders of Gardenpool.org “The Garden Pool was a large run-down pool that is now a […]
The following video is pretty inspiring. It is large home-scale aquaponics system that was installed at a house in the Philippines posted on greencorerevolution. Heads up, the score/music in the video kind of lags, feel free to turn down the volume. You can see how they incorporate fish, vegetation, ducks and even rabbits into their system. The system holds 5,000 ltr water and 8,000 ltr gravel, it uses a 1/2 horse power motor ( $ 15 ) on timer ( […]
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 bricks for aesthetics. The water is pumped up into a set of 8ft x 4inch PVC tubes with 3inch wholes cut every 10 inches for the vegetables to grow out of. The tubes were painted brown […]
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 into the top 7ft x 4inch PVC unit. 3inch Holes are drilled every 10 inches along the pipe where different vegetables are growing. The water exits the first tube and splits into two hoses. One hose […]