How To Build A Vertical Aquaponic System


Technology has come a great length in the last century, but the high cost of some devices makes them inaccessible to most people. And that’s unfortunate because the purpose of technology is to serve mankind and not only some. The common technical stuff might be the solution you were looking for. Take the vertical aquaponic system for example. You could take this intricate yet highly comprehensible device, fit into a 3ft by 5ft (1m x 2m) area and you could provide your family with a year supply of food. The benefits of the aquaponic system is known for a while now. Using fish waste as fertilizer for vegetables is a sustainable way of providing yourself with the required amount of weekly food. Imagining some tasks, as pumping water to the fish, be operated with other kind of technology like solar panels, can take the whole thing to a new level. Take a look over the necessary materials and schematics in order to build an aquaponic system in your own home. Spread the news about this amazing way of providing food with your friends and acquaintances. Good luck!



15-20 ft. of 4-in. diameter PVC or ADS
Four 4-inch elbows
Four 4-inch T connectors
*Two 50-gallon drums
*15-20 ft. of pex tubing, or aquarium tubing
*Plastic cups
*Strips of cloth, such as burlap sack, cable ties or another fastener
*Scrap wood
*Two rolls of electrical tape
One water pump – the size depends on how much flow it would need. An aquarium pump is enough to keep the flow going.
One air pump (optional). The system can aerate itself but it can produce more if it has an air pump.

*Power drill or hand drill
*1-in hole saw
*3-in hole saw








3 Responses to “How To Build A Vertical Aquaponic System”

  1. James says:


    I’ve been looking at this over two days now and it looks impressive but I can’t understand it. There are obviously two projects going on. The smaller one is the vertical system and the larger, a traditional layout. The smaller system appears incomplete. Where do the perforated vertical pipes go? How is a the water in the blue barrels returned to the system? Actually, there are simply too many questions about it. Can you provided pictures of the whole working system?

    Thanks for the site.

  2. Larry says:

    Put this in a walipini and have year round food anywhere.

  3. Edward van natta says:

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