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Fish Tank Back Ordered

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The FGS-20 has Deep Media Grow Beds that offer a total of 22 sq. ft. of planting area.

                          Footprint 4' 6" x 10' 6" plus 2' walk-around room                         

The STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ 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. This System can help the challenge of predicted Food Shortages due to lack of Fertilizers and resulting crop failures. The good news is Aquaponics doesn't need or use external Fertilizers! The Fish in your Aquaponics System fertilize your Plants! Learn Aquaponics fast with Unlimited Tech Support, our informative Manuals and our website that is jam-packed full of helpful information about Aquaponics. Aquaponics 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 PLUG & GROW™ 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 or Family 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

           Grow Bed Media

           Two Steel Black Grow Bed Tables with Shelves          

      An Accessories Kit

           Water Measuring Devices

           Starter Bacteria

           Water Cleaning Solution

           Fish Net

           Seed Starter Kit

           MW-100 pH Meter

          Unlimited Tech Support

           FGS-20 Assembly and Start-up Manual

           How to Operate the FGS-20 Manual

           25 Live Tilapia Fingerlings

           Fish Food for up to 1 Year

           An Automatic Fish Feeder with FishTank Mount

           Resources & Curriculum Ideas for Teachers & Home Schoolers for All Grades Manual

     Optional: Mars Hydro FC-4800 LED Grow Lights

      (Lights must be supported separately from the System)

     This system is Fully Plumbed

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

          FGS-20 Aquaponics system.


Without Grow Lights $4,695

With Mars Hydro FC-4800

LED Grow Lights $5,855

Aquaponics PLUG & GROW™ FGS-20 System

This is a complete PLUG & GROW™ Aquaponics System


Thank You for Visiting our FGS-20 STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ 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 5 other System Pages, Click in the big Green Box above.

Look for our PLUG & GROW™ LOGO. These are the only Aquaponics Systems that have included EVERYTHING except the water and seeds. This means even the Fish, Fish Food and Automatic Fish Feeder are included.

Shipping is not included and is by truck. Your system arrives on a pallet. Cost depends on the distance from our facility in Arizona and will be from $500 and up. If needed, contact us for a shipping quote.  

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

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 and include with our PLUG & GROW™ Systems 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.

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 where it is broken down. This feature alone makes Deep-Media Beds a must.

Our Grow Beds Are Rapid Cycle 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.

TEACHERS, LOOK CLOSELY. The PLUG & GROW™ FGS-20 offers Everything You Need To Turn Your Classroom into a STEM EXPERIENCE!



  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 PLUG & GROW™ 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 and Family PLUG & GROW™ Teaching & Food Growing System offerings by clicking below. We offer six different Systems of various sizes and configurations to fit in every imaginable kind of space.  

Below are all of our Linked System Pages:

EZ-15, EZ-22, FGS-44R, FGS-42, FGS-65

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

Bring Your Classroom to Life