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Aquaponics Growing System FGS-20

urbanfarmer@aquaponicsusa.com

760-671-3053

Food Forever Family Growing System – FGS-20  Starting at $2,195

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

This is our Modular System that can be expanded with multiples of this basic design.

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

For the FGS-20 with Module-20 you need

to allow 2 feet of Walk-Around Space

addition to the 10' 4" x 10' 4" footprint

Our Family & STEM Starter System, FGS-20–the most economical food growing system on the market. Learn aquaponics fast with 90 Days of included Tech Support. Just add grow bed media, (available below) water and fish. Referred to as the “Cadillac” of aquaponics systems by an expert in the field. Food Forever™ 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 with a small footprint. You get everything you see above and more including:

          A 120 gallon Fish Tank

               Pre-installed Bulkheads

               Submersible Pump and Plumbing

               Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Cover

               Air Pump and Aerators

          Two 11 sq. ft., Deep-Media Grow Beds

               Rapid Cycle and Fully Supported

               Proven Loop Syphons for Maximum Unobstructed Growing Area

               Highly efficient Deep Delivery Water Rings

               All Bulkhead Fittings and Valves

          Two Grow Bed Table Tops & Pedestals

               Accessories Kit

               Water Measuring Devices

               Starter Bacteria

               Water Cleaning Solution

               Fish Net

               90 Days of Tech Support

               Assembly and Start-up Manual

     This system is Fully Plumbed

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

          FGS-20 Aquaponics system.

Shipping is not included and is by truck. Your system arrives on a pallet. Cost depends on the distance from our facility in Show Low, AZ and will be from $500 and up. If needed, contact us for a shipping quote. Otherwise, we will contact you about the shipping cost prior to shipment.

FGS-20H

Grow Bed Media Included

$2,972 (PO), $2,675 (Prepay)

FGS-20

Grow Bed Media Not Included

$2,439 (PO), $2,195 (Prepay)

  

What is an FGS-20 with one added Module-20, what is the up-grade path to it from an FGS-20 and how does it compare to a FGS-40?

The FGS-20 has a single 120 gallon fish tank and two 11 square foot grow beds for a total of 22 square feet of grow bed planting space. The FGS-20 with a Module-20 adds a second FGS-20 system, and by cross connecting the two systems, it acts like a single larger system giving you 44 square feet of grow bed planting space. You can raise the same number of fish in the FGS-20 with a Module-20 as you can in the FGS-40 with its two 20 square foot deep grow beds (coming soon), as the total size of the grow beds is the determining factor in the volume of fish raised. The Module-20 can be added later or ordered initially as an FGS-20 with a Module-20 saving money on the purchase as well as shipping. More module 20s can be added later, also.

One advantage of the FGS-20 with a Module-20 over the FGS-40 is that you will have two separate fish tanks. One fish tank can be used for grow out and one for breeding, brooding or purging. Another advantage is, as with the FGS-20, the FGS-20 with a Module-20 can be shipped on a single 4 X 4 foot pallet reducing shipping cost as compared to that of the FGS-40, which has special shipping considerations due to the 6 foot diameter 320 gallon fish tank.

Photo shows a ready to ship fully plumbed and aerated FGS-20 with Module-20 System (fish feeders not included)

Requires FGS-20(H)

FGS-20H plus Module-20H

Grow Bed Media Included

$5,944 (PO), $5,350 (Prepay)

FGS-20 plus Module-20

Grow Bed Media Not Included

$4,878 (PO), $4,390 (Prepay)

This is the perfect Family & STEM System, the FGS-20 with a Module-20. The “Add To Cart” Buttons are above. It’s easy to set up and operate; plus, it can be shipped on a single 4 x 4 pallet, which makes the shipping cost less than an FGS-40 (which offers the same amount of growing space). You can also add a third multi-purpose 120 gallon fish tank to create more separated tanks for growing your fish out to specific sizes. Keep adding Module-20‘s to create the system size you need. It’s as easy as adding one more Module-20. They are set up to be connected in a caterpillar configuration with the fish tanks as the body segments and the grow beds as the legs off to the sides. Here’s what’s included with the FGS-20 with one Module-20 system:

          Two 120 gallon round Fish Tanks  (4 feet in diameter)

               With pre-installed Bulkheads

               Two submersible Pumps and Plumbing

               Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Covers

               Air Pumps and Aerators

          Four 11 sq. ft., Deep-Media Grow Beds (explained below)

               Fully Supported, Rapid Cycle and Bottom Insulated

               Proven Loop Syphons (explained below)

               Highly efficient Deep Delivery Water Rings

               All Bulkhead Fittings and Valves

               Four Grow Bed Tables (Designed to support up to 2,500 lbs. each)

          An Accessories Kit

               With Water Measuring Devices

               Starter Bacteria and

               Water Cleaning Solution

               A Fish Net

               90 Days of Tech Support and

               An Assembly and Start-up Manual

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STEM-20 Package

$4,437 (PO), $3,993 (Prepay)

STEM-20 + Module 20S Package

$8,472 (PO), $7,625 (Prepay)

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 nuetral 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. You can purchase our systems with or without Hydroton.

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 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. The Grow Bed Tables are designed to support five times the weight that they hold when they are full of Hydroton and water.

Deep-Delivery Water Rings 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.

Proven 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 grow bed planting area. Go to our Grow Beds page for more information.

$6,138 (PO), $5,524 (Prepay)

$11,929 (PO), $10,736 (Prepay)

Shipping is not included and is by truck. Your system arrives on a pallet. Cost depends on the distance from our facility in Show Low, AZ and will be from $600 and up. If needed, contact us for a shipping quote. Otherwise, we will contact you about the shipping cost prior to shipment.

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STEM Package

The STEM-20 is a polpular 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 STEM Package includes the following:

STEM-20 System (+ Module-20S)

PLUS

The Grow Bed Media

25 (50) Live Tilapia Fingerlings

Fish Food for 1 Year

An Automatic 5 Pound Fish Feeder(s)

500 Watt Titanium Heater(s)

Seed Starter Kit

Optional:

Grow Lights Fluorescent or LED to fit the System

(Grow Lights must be supported separately from the System)

Get  "Bring Your Classroom To Life", a 33 Page pdf about STEM Food Growing Systems.

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$3,422 (PO), $3,080 (Prepay)

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