Compact Aquaponic Fish & Plant Farm For Anyone

I’ve seen quite a few aquaponics plant and fish gardening designs, some can get very pricey or very complex.  This is one of the few I’ve seen and thought, this is within my skill level and actually a manageable size for someone looking to dabble with the process without sinking a huge amount of money and space into it.

Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses

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Prepare the base pipes

This low-cost vertical aquaponic system can grow leafy greens, herbs and raise fish for a small family year round, and it fits in a 5′ by 3′ space. Sean Brady, the aquaponics projects coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics (CSA) in Denver showed us how to build a system from scrap he found around the CSA greenhouse. We published a version of this how-to guide at, and it’s one of the good ones, so we’d like to share it with Instructables, too.

Via Instructables


2 Comments on “Compact Aquaponic Fish & Plant Farm For Anyone

  1. brando on said:

    thats a sweet setup, can even squeeze in a ebb an flow in the middle of the setup and when drains have the water split to both tanks, would like to know where to go to get look at the blue prints for this

  2. Link at the bottom of the article provides more details and instructions. Enjoy.

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