Welcome To DIY Aquaponics Systems

Why Build Backyard Aquaponics?


The backyard aquaponics is an easy and quick way to grow vegetables and the best part is that this form of gardening gives organic, green and lush fruits and vegetables without any chemicals or preservatives that could be harmful for the body.



Moreover, for the ones who have always wanted to grow their own food, this is a marvelous opportunity. Such people may have been let go of the idea of gardening due to the messy dirt or may not have that huge a space.

But in backyard aquaponics, the fish take care of most of the work and only the weather conditions need to be monitored. This makes gardening easier and cleaner like never before.

Moreover, this kind of gardening requires much less space as compared to traditional gardening.


The Basics of Aquaponics gardening


It is a form of gardening in which fish and plants are combined to thrive together in mutual benefit. It is an organic method to grow vegetables and fish, thus paving a way to obtain healthy food easily.

A basic backyard aquaponics system contains a tank for fish and a container for vegetables or fruits. The fish waste which would otherwise just be garbage is efficiently used as a fertilizer for the growth of vegetables.

On the other hand, since the plants are grown with their roots in the water, the water is filtered to give the fish a clean environment.

Once the system for backyard aquaponics is set up, all one needs to do is monitor the water quality and provide the fish with adequate food.

This setup hence gives a sustainable food product in a short time and without the need to face the dirt and mess of traditional gardening.


Pre knowledge required

To begin with setting up the DIY backyard aquaponics system, one needs to be aware of certain things. Firstly, knowledge of the area in which the system is to be set up is needed to determine the power of the pump that will be needed.

Also the number of tanks and containers that can be placed needs to be determined. Thirdly, the kind of vegetables and fish that one intends to grow needs to be ascertained.

With all this knowledge obtained, one just needs to set up the tanks, make connections between the hoses and then cycle the tank make sure one is providing optimum quality for the fish.

If all this data seems consuming and time taking with one wanting to begin with backyard aquaponics as soon as possible, then buying a DIY aquaponics kit to set up the system is the perfect way out.

The kit comes is a ready-made to begin with aquaponics gardening.


Different kits that make setting up the system easy


AquaParts T2 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit:

AquaParts T2 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit

  • All the plumbing parts (33 total) you will need to build a thriving aquaponic system out of two grow beds and fish tank. (grow bed and fish tank not included)
  • 1 Grounded 15 minute increment timer
  • 2 Media Guards and Vinyl Tubing
  • A PDF with links to seven 10 – 15 minute long private videos to help guide you on everything from selecting your grow bed and fish tank to understanding how the pump works!
  • A fully illustrated step-by-step set of instructions to guide you through the entire project


AquaParts SS3 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit:

AquaParts SS3 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit

  • All the plumbing parts (83 total) you will need to build a 3 bed aquaponic system with a sump tank and a fish tank. (grow beds and tanks not included)
  • Three AquaParts Bell Siphons with Media Guards…one even has a View Window!
  • Perfect for three IBC totes as shown in Murray Hallam’s DIY Aquaponics Video
  • A PDF with links to eleven 10 – 15 minute long private videos to help guide you on everything from selecting your grow beds and fish tank to understanding how the bell siphons work
  • A fully illustrated step-by-step set of instructions to guide you through the entire project

Aquarium Biogarden:

aquarium biogarden

  • Small effective table top aquaponics system
  • Great for beginners
  • Great way to grow food while raising fish
  • Another great item from Flora Hydroponics


Thus, Aquaponics gardening is a lot better than traditional gardening as it is not only able to produce more vegetables, but also that one need not worry about dirt or messing around as well as the food that is being grown without any chemicals or toxic substances.

So backyard aquaponics is gardening without worry of pests, weeds and soil dirt – an efficient way to garden.

By the way, if you are still searching for some guide to start your aquaponics system. I highly recommended Aquaponics 4 You. You can read about it here.

More Resources


What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics Grow Bed Depth

Aquaponics – the Answer to the Global food Crisis


Mythconception #6 – Aquaponics is Easy

Cracking the Aquaponics Code: Outperforming Hydroponics by 39%

Building our first Aquaponics system

Aquaponics for Small Spaces