Urban Fish Farmer Video Colletion

Check out our collection of Indie videos on home scale aquaponic systems, backyard gardens, urban chickens and urban fish farms combined into symbiotic environments.:

The Ram Pump

Someone introduced me to the Ram Pump the other day and I am completely fascinated with how it works. I can’t wait to try to build a similar unit to pump water through an aquaponics system without any electrical pull. A hydraulic ram, or hydram, is a cyclic water pump powered by hydropower. It takes in water at one “hydraulic head” (pressure) and flow rate, and outputs water at a higher hydraulic head and lower flow rate. The device uses […]

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 […]

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Single IBC Tote Unit

  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 – […]


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. 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 […]

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Aquaponics In the Tropics

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 ( […]


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 […]