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Our Price: $395.00

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Product Code: CWHAS008

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IBC Tote Aquaponics Kit

Based on Murray Hallam's incredible new video - DIY Aquaponics - this kit has all the plumbing parts you need to build a 3-bed, 275 gallon aquaponics system out of 3 IBC totes! 

This kit includes the following

  • All the fittings and bulkheads you will need, plus some extras for flexibility in routing your pipes*
  • 3 Bell siphons, complete with Media Guards
  • Murray Hallam's 21 page Toteponics guide.  
  • Additional detailed drawings that show exactly how every part included in this kit can be used.  
 *Please note, although many of the parts included in this kit are the same or similar to those noted in the Murray Hallam DIY Totes Kit description, this kit is not intended to exactly match the items in the Murray Hallam Totes Kit description.

The 87 components in this kit would take hours and hours to locate and assemble! We've done all the frustrating work so you don't have to!

  • Found substitutes for parts Murray specified that are not available in the U.S.
  • Sourced specialty plumbing parts you would normally need to purchase in bulk or have a wholesale license to purchase
  • Tracked down the best possible vendors
  • We've built and tested this kit in our own back yard!

Recommended Accessories

  1. Murray Hallam's DIY Aquaponics video as a supplement to this kit, and to any IBC tote aquaponics project!  
  2. Getting Started with Aquaponics Kit - gives you a test kit, pH Up and Down solutions for managing your pH, a cycling kit with the instructions and materials you need to establish your nitrifying bacteria coloney, and the Aquaponics Explained DVD for even more information about aquaponics!  All at 20% less than if you had bought these items individually.  Be sure to select the 100 - 300 gal tank size in the pull down menu to the right!
  3. Aeration - Your fish need more oxygen that this system design can give them, plus it is always good to have backup air in case your pump fails.  We recommend the 6-Outlet, Commercial Aerator for this size tank, along with 20 ft of tubing and 6 large air stones.
  4. For an additional $23.95 we will include 3 Media Guard Lids to keep the grow media and algae out of your siphons, and your grow bed looking neat and tidy.  Use the pull-down menu under "Choose Your Options" on the right to select.

What this kit does not include

  • 1" and 2" PVC pipe - this can be easily and inexpensively sourced locally, and purchasing your own gives you more flexibility with the placement of your components. (As a guide, we used two 10’ lengths of 2” PVC as well as five 10’ lengths of 1” PVC in creating our test system.)
  • Pump - the best pump size for your unique system depends in part on the placement of your components.  If you set up your system mostly as we did,  Murray did, an 800 GPH pump will work well.  Please see our Pumps selection to purchase.
  • IBC totes - these can be purchased for $70 - $100 from local sources and can readily be found through e-Bay®, Craig’s list and other online sources, or in the Yellow Pages under “Barrels and Drums – Plastic”.  Or contact the good folks at Colorado Zero Waste.  They ship totes all across the country.
  • Grow Media - Each IBC tote grow bed holds approximately 100 gallons, or 380 liters, of material.  This comes out to 9.5 -40 liter bags of Expanded Shale OR 8 -50 liter bags of Hydroton for each bed and the entire system needs 28.5 -40 liter bags of shale OR 23 -50 liter bags of Hydroton.  Click here to shop for grow media.

Here is a video describing the parts included in this kit and how they work in the IBC Tote Aquaponics System

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And the final result!

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