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STEM & Family Growing System – FGS-20

Footprint 4' 6" x 10' 6" plus 2' walk-around room                         Media and Fish Feeder are Extra

Scroll Down to order a  "STEM" Package with everything you need.

Our STEM & Family Standard System, FGS-20–is a great starter system with bottom insulated sturdy grow beds. We’ve carefully selected components to create the highest quality Aquaponics Technology at the lowest possible price. Learn Aquaponics fast with 90 Days of Tech Support, our informative Manuals and our website that is jam packed full of helpful information about Aquaponics, which is the new Agri-Tech that is turning Classrooms and Homes into food growing facilities without the need for land or even the Sun. All you need to add is Water, Fish and some tender loving care. Referred to as the “Cadillac” of Aquaponics Systems by an expert in the field. STEM & Family Food Growing Systems are designed for efficient, fast food growth

The FGS-20 gives you 22 sq. ft. of Growing  area. This system makes a perfect classroom system because it’s economical and has a small footprint. You get everything you see above and more, including:

      A 200 gallon Fish Tank

          Pre-installed Bulkheads

          Submersible Pump and Plumbing

          Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Cover

          Air Pump and Aerators

      Two 11 square foot, Bottom Insulated, Deep-Media Grow Beds

           22 square feet of unobstructed planting and growing area

        Rapid Cycle, Fully Supported and Bottom Insulated

           All Bulkhead Fittings and Valves

           Highly efficient Deep Delivery Water Diffusers

           Proven External Loop Syphons for Maximum Unobstructed Growing Area

           Two Black Grow Bed Steel Tables with a Shelft          

      An Accessories Kit

           Water Measuring Devices

           Starter Bacteria

           Water Cleaning Solution

           Fish Net

          90 Days Tech Support

           Assembly and Start-up Manual

           How to Operate the FGS-20 Manual

     This system is Fully Plumbed

          Our efficient, ingenious plumbing package offers everything you need to run your

          FGS-20 Aquaponics system.

Palletizing and Shipping is not included and is by truck. Cost depends on the distance from our build facility in Arizona and will be from $500 and up. Contact us for a shipping quote.

We must get shipping quote approval prior to us starting your System build.


STEM+ Package

The Grow Beds/Bio-Filters serve a dual purpose. They provide a bed for holding your plants in place and also serve as bio-filters by providing a home for friendly bacteria (much like those found in soil), which convert the fish waste to nitrates necessary for your plants to grow. For more detailed information, go to our Grow Beds In Action Page.

The Grow Bed Media we use and recommend is called Hydroton. You can read all about it by going to the Hydroton Page.  Hydroton is pH neutral and made up of very porous kernels of fired natural clay, allowing it to harbor a lot of friendly bacteria. We have field tested Hydroton and find it to be an excellent and easy to work with Grow Bed Media. Our basic Family Systems do not come with Hydroton, but it can be ordered separately.

Deep-Media Grow Beds are 12 inches deep as opposed to shallow-media Grow Beds that are about 7 inches deep. The advantages of Deep-Media Grow Beds are many. There is more media in them to cultivate a greater amount of the friendly bacteria necessary to convert ammonia from the fish waste into nitrates for optimum plant growth and allowing for higher fish stocking density. Due to their depth, these grow beds don’t need to be emptied and cleaned as often because the fish waste naturally breaks down as it migrates over time to the bottom of these deep Beds. This feature alone makes Deep-Media Beds a must.

Our Grow Beds Are Rapid Cycle, Bottom Insulated and well Supported by strong Steel Tables. These Grow Beds are unique in that they move the water in and out of the Grow Bed at a higher rate than traditional Flood & Drain Grow Beds. This provides lots of oxygen for the vegetable roots to grow stronger and faster. A Rapid Cycle Grow Bed also provides more life-giving oxygen to the bacteria for fish waste conversion, which allows for higher density fish stocking. Our Grow Beds hold lots of Grow Bed Media and water without becoming overloaded.

Our Proprietary Deep-Delivery Water Diffusers deposit the water deep into the Grow Bed so the fish waste doesn’t accumulate at the surface of the bed. This allows for better distribution of the incoming water from the Fish Tank and a clean Grow Bed surface area.

Proven External Loop Siphons allow for maximum unobstructed growing area. This design allows for the full use of the Grow Bed without siphon components taking up any of your planting area. Go to our Grow Beds page for more information.

Without Grow Lights $4,695

With Mars Hydro FC-4800

LED Grow Lights $5,855

Aquaponics Growing System FGS-20

Scroll down for STEM Package details that describe everything included.


Thank You for Visiting our FGS-20 STEM & Family Food Growing System Page. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a Call at 760-671-3053 or send us an email at

To look at our 4 other System Pages, Click in the big Green Box above.

STEM+ Package

The FGS-20 is a popular STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) System so we have bundled all of the things required to set up a complete system in one easy to purchase ADD TO CART Button.

The FGS-20 STEM+ Package Includes the Following:

Seed Starter Kit

MW-100 pH Meter

Grow Bed Media

25 Live Tilapia Fingerlings

Fish Food for up to 1 Year

An Automatic Fish Feeder with Fish Tank Mount

Resources & Curriculum for All Grades Manual

Aquaponics AI Tracking Software & Mobile AP for 1 Year

Unlimited Tech Suport

Optional: Mars Hydro FC-4800 LED Grow Lights

(Lights must be supported separately from the System)

  TEACHERS, Bring Your Classroom To Life?

We have a 36 page clickable pdf that tells you everything you need to know to create a STEM Classroom using our STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems. Click on the Cover to the right to open it.

You can also go to our "Aquaponics In The Classroom" Page and check out our  "Where To Get A Grant" Page.

It's amazing to see how Aquaponics is being embraced by our U.S. schools as the STEM Movement takes off.  

Look at our STEM Teaching & Food Growing System offerings by clicking below. We offer five different Systems of various sizes and configurations to fit in every imaginable kind of space. Scroll to the bottom of each of these pages where our STEM Packages are located:

Below are all of our Linked System Pages:

EZ-15, EZ-22, FGS-20, FGS-44R

It's time to start teaching the most important subject on our planet--How To Grow Food!

Bring Your Classroom to Life