My current Aquaponic system

Below is some pictures and a description of the basic parts of my current Aquaponic system.  I try to continually expand the system and generally improve it.

I have two main purposes to building this system:

  1. I get fresh vegetables and herbs year around with very little effort.
  2. I would love at some point to be able to do Aquaponics commercially, I have a couple idea's of businesses that I think would work great based off from Aquaponics.  I would also like to be able to teach classes on how to build your own simple Aquaponics system.
So please enjoy the pictures of my system, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through my contact page linked above.

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This is an overview picture of my Aquaponic system. Here are the basic parts:
  • On the floor is a 50 gallon plastic tote that is working as my fish tank.
  • The blue tote on the left is the original one I started my system with, it currently has Basil and Rosemary growing in it
  • The clear bin to the right (On top of the cement blocks) is the new lettuce try I just added
  • At the top there are two florescent light fixtures hanging down
  • Also in the background under the lettuce tray you can see some of my hard cider brewing