Shown above is our newest system, the FGS-44L, a 44 square foot linear grow-bed system. The FGS-44L, is a large Family & STEM Food Growing System. This system utilizes four of our proven grow beds positioned in a linear row on either side of the fish tank, the same strong grow beds used with our FGS-20 System. 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. Family & STEM Food Growing systems are designed for efficient, fast food growth. Tank Heater, Grow Bed Media, Fish, Fish Food and Automatic Fish feeder extra (See STEM Package Below).
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 $700 and up. 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 .
The Grow Bed Media we use and recommend is called Hydroton. You can read all about it by going to the . 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. 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 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 Tables and pedestals. 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 page for more information.
With the FGS-44L and STEM Package 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-44L STEM Package includes the following:
(Lights must be supported separately from the System)
STEM & Family Growing System – FGS-44L
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The FGS-44L gives you 44 square feet of unobstructed Planting 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 320 gallon Fish Tank
Dual Submersible Water Pumps and Plumbing
Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Cover
Air Pump and Aerators
Four 11 sq. ft., Bottom Insulated, Deep-Media Grow Beds for Better Bio-Conversion of Fish Waste
Each bed gives you 11 sq. ft. 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
Black Steel Grow Bed Stands
Water Measuring Devices
Water Cleaning Bacteria
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-44L Aquaponics system.
FGS-44L STEM Package
Without Grow Lights $5,895
School Purchase Order $6,550
LED Grow Lights $7,355
School Purchase Order $8,172
Grow Bed Media Not Included $3,995
School Purchase Order $4,439
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 $700 and up depending on your location. Contact us for a shipping quote. We must get shipping quote approval prior to us starting your System build.
Footprint 6' x 20' 8"
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