Small aquaponics system

(1 customer review)

A fun and easy way to test aquaponics at home.


small aquaponics kit

Key Facts

The small aquaponics system is 

  • Ideal for showing how aquaponics works.
  • Combines a 3-gallon fish tank with a vegetable and herb grow bed.
  • Fits easily on any kitchen counter.
  • Full details on Amazon

Important note

It’s a great fun novelty, and educational in a way.

However if you would like to seriously consider growing fresh herbs & vegetables do please consider a slightly larger unit (like the kitchen aquaponics kit)

More information

The small aquaponics system is great if you are new to aquaponics and would like a fun and easy way to test aquaponics on a small scale

  • It combines a 3-gallon fish tank with a vegetable and herb grow bed
  • Fits easily on any kitchen counter.
  • The waste from the fish provides nutrients for the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish!

It’s ideal for families who would like to show the basics of aquaponics.

What is aquaponics & how does it work?

Aquaponics is very similar to hydroponics – where you grow your plants only using water.

However the key difference is that the water will contain fish – so you only have to feed the fish and their excrement will nourish the plants.

The advantages of using aquaponics to grow plants are

  • no soil required,
  • easier to grow & manage plants, etc.

However, in addition:

  • Aquaponics can be cheaper to operate as fish feed is often cheaper than the nutrients added to the water in an hydroponic system
  • Once well established (after about 6 months) it can produce even faster growth and better yields than hydroponics.
  • Easier to get fully organic plants.
  • The fish can be very appealing to households (with big or little children)
  • Or the fish can even be grow to generate additional income

Is this small aquaponics system right for me ?

This small aquaponics system is great for anyone completely new to aquaponics and would just ‘test it’ (as well as having a real talking point)

It is a scaled down to a table-top system.

This is how it works :

  1. Fish waste, which is toxic to the fish if allowed to accumulate, is pumped through an inner tube in the tank into a grow tray above containing plants.
  2. The plant roots act as a biofilter where beneficial bacteria break down the harmful ammonia in the waste into nitrites and then finally nitrates which are absorbed as food by the plants.
  3. The clean water is circulated back into the fish tanks so all you have to do is feed the fish!

Best aquaponic vegetables or herbs ?

The small aquaponics system includes organic wheatgrass and basil seeds. If you’re looking to grow other plants, leafy greens and herbs work best. We recommend parsley, cilantro, mint, arugula, mixed greens, and other varieties of basil.

For more details at the best plants for aquaponics guide

Best aquaponic fish ?

  • It is not suitable for fish that are particularly sensitive to fluctuating ammonia and nitrite levels
  • The tank in the small aquaponics system is quite small and mention that to a pet shop or garden centre when buying fish.

More Details

Available from Amazon

New -The DIY aquaponics kit

Building your own aquaponics kit is not very difficult and can save you money.

The DIY aquaponics plan will show you:

  • How to build your own aquaponics kit.
  • How aquaponics works
  • The best fish & how to manage them
  • Which plants to grow

For more details visit the DIY aquaponics site

DIY aquaponics

1 review for Small aquaponics system

  1. Minze Vries

    4 stars
    It’s nice as a novelty – maybe better for an office desk or living room. But not big enough to grow a lot of herbs, but it is a very easy way to show how aquaponics works

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