Aquaponics USA

STEM+ Package

The FGS-42 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-42 STEM+ Package Includes the Following:

Seed Starter Kit

MW-100 pH Meter

Grow Bed Media

50 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 P-6500 LED Grow Lights

(Lights must be supported separately from the System)

Aquaponics Growing System FGS-42


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 $900 and up. We must get shipping quote approval prior to us starting your System build.

Our FGS-42, a 42 square foot STEM & Family Food Growing System. 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 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 Media 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 and more time for the solid waste to break down. 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 Extra Deep-Media Beds a must in a system this size.

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.

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 External Loop Syphons allow for maximum unobstructed growing area. This design allows for the full use of the grow bed without syphon components taking up any of your grow bed planting area. Go to our Grow Beds page for more information.

STEM & Family Growing System – FGS-42

Scroll down for STEM Package details that describe everything included.

The FGS-42 gives you 42 square feet of unobstructed Growing area. This system makes a perfect teaching system due to it’s ability to accomodate numerous students around each of the grow beds and fish tank. You get everything you see above and more including:

          A 300 gallon Fish Tank

               Pre-installed Bulkheads

               Submersible Water Pumps and Plumbing

               Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Cover

               Air Pump and Aerators

          Two 4'x6' (outside dimensions) 21 square foot, Bottom Insulated, Deep-Media Grow Beds

               42 square feet of unobstructed planting and growing area

               Extra Deep Grow Beds for maximum processing allowing for up to 50 pounds of fish

               Proven External Loop Syphons for Maximum Unobstructed Growing Area

               Highly efficient Deep Water Delivery keeping the grow bed top clean of fish waste

               All Bulkhead Fittings and Valves

               Four Black Steel Grow Bed Stands with a Shelf

          Accessories Kit

               Water Measuring Devices

               Starter Bacteria

               Water Cleaning Bacteria

               Fish Net

               90 Days of Tech Support

               Assembly and Start-up Manual

               How to Operate the FGS-42 Manual

         This system is Fully Plumbed

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

          FGS-42 Aquaponics system.

FGS-42 STEM+ Package

Without Grow Lights $6,995

With Mars Hydro SP-6500

LED Grow Lights $8,395


Thank You for Visiting our FGS-42 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.

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  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