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Aquaponics PLUG & GROW™ FGS-65 System


The FGS-65 is a 65+ square foot STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System. This is our newest and largest System that is here just in time for 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, Seeds 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-65 has Deep Media Grow Beds that offer over 65 sq. ft. of planting area.

This is a complete PLUG & GROW™ Aquaponics System

The FGS-65 gives you 65+ 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 500 gallon Fish Tank

               Pre-installed Bulkheads

               Submersible Water Pump and Plumbing

               Float Valve and Fish Tank Net Cover

               Air Pump and Aerators

          Two over 4'x8' (inside dimensions) for 33+ square foot, Bottom Insulated, Deep-Media Grow Beds

               65+ square feet of total unobstructed planting and growing area

               Extra Deep Grow Beds for maximum processing allowing for up to 100 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

               Grow Bed Media

               All Bulkhead Fittings and Valves

               Six Steel Black Grow Bed Tables with Shelves

          Accessories Kit

               Water Measuring Devices

               Starter Bacteria

               Water Cleaning Bacteria

               Fish Net

               Seed Starter Kit

               Unlimited Tech Support

               FGS-65 Assembly and Start-up Manual

               How to Operate the FGS-65 Manual

               100 Live Tilapia Fingerlings

                An Automatic Fish Feeder with Fish Tank Mount

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

           Optional: Mars Hydro FC-6500 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-65 Aquaponics system.


Without Grow Lights $8,895

With 4 Mars Hydro FC-6500

LED Grow Lights $11,695


Thank You for Visiting our FGS-65 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 5 other System Pages, Click in the big Green Box above.

Footprint 7' x 22' plus 2' walk-around room

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 $900 and up.  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 out 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 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.


TEACHERS, LOOK CLOSELY. The PLUG & GROW™ FGS-65 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 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, FGS-22, FGS-20, FGS-44R, FGS-42

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

Bring Your Classroom to Life