Aquaponics for Profit

aquaponics for profit

Here at Urban Fish Farmer we talk a lot about different ideas and plans to create the perfect home scale aquaponics systems. The question does arise from time to time, “What if you want to go bigger?” even better yet, “What if you want to do Aquaponics for profit?” If you are just starting out these questions may not be in your mind yet, but that does not mean that they are not too far off on the horizon. Murray Hallman at... Read More

Garden Pool – Aquaponics

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. Image Courtesy of What is a garden pool you might ask, well according to the founders of “The Garden Pool was a... Read More

Aquaponics In the Tropics

tropical aquaponics unit

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... Read More

Escondido Tilapia Farm


Recently I made a trip out to Escondido, which is in East San Diego County to visit the fellas over at the Escondido Tilapia Farm. Out there they have a sustainable set up to raise Tilapia for local fish farmers and urban aquaponic fanatics like myself. The following video was taken with my Iphone 3, so I have to appologize for the messy footage   Compost Pile Water Heating System The tiplapia are kept in a 900 square foot barn which is filled... Read More

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 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 for aesthetics. The bottom tube... Read More

Backyard Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

Gravity Feed Aquaponic Home Scale System

Hydroton Filled Grow Bed Week 1 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... Read More