Which Is The Best Aquaponic System For You?
We sell the best information available in the world on profitable and productive aquaponics. Using our technology, you can build your own aquaponics system of any size from inexpensive locally available materials and equipment, and operate it at a profit.
We don’t sell ANY aquaponic hardware or equipment, and thus have no ties to any manufacturers or producers. Because of this, we can freely recommend the most useful and beneficial solutions for you, rather than being a sales agent for a particular brand. We also tell you when something is a bad idea, because our success depends on your success. Every single bit of information in our DIY packages is the result of 8 years of trying it out ourselves; from what worked to what didn’t (and knowing what doesn’t work can save you tons of headaches!).
Here is what we offer (our product matrix), from simplest and smallest to most complete and comprehensive.
(Below) The incredible vegetable variety it is possible to grow in just a couple of square feet of one of these Indoor Aquaponics Systems:
1. If you’re certain you don’t need any help with your greenhouse, we offer the following DIY distance-learning packages, in order from smallest to largest. These do not include any information on greenhouse construction or operation (we’ll show you that next):
Small Table Top Aquaponics Systems
Our book “Aquaponics The EASY Way” is the first aquaponic book that gives you the ability to do practical, how-to aquaponics in the easiest and most affordable way; now available in softcover printed version too!
It shows you how to build these affordable, small aquaponic systems from 3-1/2 square feet in size up to 18 square feet in size, from locally available materials. Most importantly, it includes the best information on how to operate these small systems. With this book, it is “Easy”, and you can do it!
Larger TableTop Systems And Serious DIY Aquaponics Manual
The predecessor to the EASY Way book; it covers much the same ground, but is more for the skilled do-it-yourselfer, as it shows you how to make small aquaponic systems from weird things like door frames and old Igloo coolers; as well as more “improvised” materials.
Our “Micro System” Backyard Aquaponics System
Our Micro Systems are slightly larger backyard (or indoors!) systems of 64 or 128 square feet in size. The “64” costs around $1,100 to build, or $2.70 per plant space, and our “128” costs around $1,400 to build, or $1.70 per plant space, including the cost for our Micro System plans; you source most items locally.
We include a free downloaded Tabletop System manual with each Micro System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish. These smaller tabletop systems are great for teaching, for student science projects, or to get started with aquaponics if you don’t have enough space yet for the 64 and 128. They are also a great system for growing vegetables indoors in the wintertime under artificial lighting if you only plan to run your outdoors Micro System during the warmer months. This is $149.90 worth of manuals for $99.95.
Micro System Manual/ $99.95 E-Book only
Family Aquaponics Manual
Family System Manual/$295.00 198-page Printed manual, plus 500 mb of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
Our Family Systems are larger backyard systems of 256 or 512 square feet in size. The “256” costs around $2,700 to build, or $3.27 per plant space, and our “512” costs around $3,700 to build, or $2.48 per plant space, including the cost for our Family System plans; you source most items locally.
We include free downloaded Micro System and Tabletop System manuals with each Family System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish. That’s a FREE $149.90 value, or $444.90 worth of manuals for only $295.00.
Now we’re getting a little more serious! The photo below shows a Family System of 512 square feet with Tim (the dirty farmer on the left) explaining aquaponics to the (very clean) local community college students.
Commercial Aquaponics Systems Manual
Commercial Aquaponics Manual/$995.00 312-page Printed manual, plus 1 GB of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
Our Commercial Aquaponic Systems are larger systems designed for profitable commercial production, We include complete CAD plans for aquaponic systems of 64, 128, 256, 512, 1,024, and 4,096 square feet, as well as custom-designed systems up to 40,000 square feet, which we give you the tools to design yourself. The “1,024” costs around $7,500 to build, or $1.14 per plant space, including the cost for our Commercial Aquaponics System plans; you source most items locally.
The Commercial Aquaponics package also includes our Tilapia Hatchery manual, our Fiberglass Epoxy Plywood Tank Construction manual, all the slideshows we use in our live 5-day Commercial Aquaponics trainings, Organic Certification and Food Safety Certification applications and guides, Whole Foods vendor application information, financial information including two business plans, cost and income projection spreadsheets, and much more!
We include free Family System, Micro System, and Tabletop System E-manuals with each Commercial Aquaponics System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish.
For testimonials from real users of these systems click here.
2. If you live in a cold climate, and need a greenhouse to grow year-round, we offer the following packages, which feature greenhouses with integrated aquaponics systems. They include massive amounts of information on greenhouse construction and operation:
Micro Greenhouse Package/$495.00 Printed manuals only, plus 500 mb of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
The best way to get an energy-efficient Micro-scale backyard aquaponic solar greenhouse is to build one yourself using our DIY manuals and plans package. It includes three different sizes of Micro Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse: the 200, 300, and 400 sq. ft. sizes. Materials to build this greenhouse (including the aquaponics system!) will cost from $3,500 to $8,500, depending on the size you select and materials costs in your area.
This package includes our 114-page Micro Greenhouse manual, and our 198-page Aquaponics Technology manual. Designed with integrated aquaponics systems (they’re NOT just conventional greenhouses with fish tanks and troughs stuck in them, which is what you get from others) they are the most energy-efficient and productive growing structures the world has ever seen. If built well, and according to the plans, they are durable 30-year-plus structures just like a house is.
They are designed for extreme climates: they will continue growing year-round whether you have snow outside or 105-degree heat. They are efficiently insulated structures. They incorporate 3 sources of largely passive solar heating for wintertime use, as well as 3 different methods for low-energy summertime cooling using largely passive methods.
We include free Micro System and Tabletop System E-manuals with each Micro Greenhouse System purchase so you can start with one of these smaller, more affordable systems to get experience, if you wish.
Randy Campbell’s 200-square foot Generation 2 Micro Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse (of our design) in the snow in Tennessee, Winter 2012-13. Outside air was 24 degrees (plus some wind chill), air temp inside was 74 degrees, water temp 72. I froze because I was the only one stupid enough to be outside in freezing sleet taking this photo!
Family Greenhouse Package/$998.00 Printed manual only, plus 1 GB of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
This is the same type of greenhouse as the Micro Greenhouse, in the next size range up. It includes plans for three different sizes of Family Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse (formerly known as the Farmer’s Market Greenhouse): the 19-foot wide, 3-trough series, which comes in 608; 1,216; and 1,824 square feet. Materials to build this greenhouse (including the aquaponics system!) will cost from $9,500 to $28,500 on the mainland, depending on the size you select and materials costs in your area. If you are also interested in our Commercial Aquaponics DIY package, you can purchase it at the same time as this package for a 50% discount.
This package includes our 122-page Family Greenhouse manual, and our 198-page Aquaponics Technology manual. It also includes plans for the “Micro” series of greenhouses in 200, 300, and 400 square feet, in case you want to build one of these smaller greenhouses first to get experience, as well as the greenhouse slideshows we use during the “Greenhouse Day” of our live 5-day trainings. We also include free Micro System and Tabletop System E-manuals with each Family Greenhouse System purchase.
Commercial Greenhouse Manual/$1,998.00 Printed manuals only, plus 1 GB of electronic files and CAD drawings delivered via DropBox
This is the same type of greenhouse as the Micro and Family Greenhouses, in the next size range up. It includes plans for seven different sizes of Commercial Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse: the 24-foot wide, 4-trough series, which comes in three sizes of 1,536; 2,304; and 3,072 square feet, and the 36-foot wide 6-trough series, which comes in four sizes of 2,314; 3,472; 4,629; and 6,944 square feet. It also includes our complete Commercial Aquaponics DIY package, with everything IT includes.
This package includes plans for the “Micro” and “Family” series of greenhouses also, from 200 to 1,824 square feet, in case you want to build one of these smaller greenhouses first to get experience.