Prac Aqua Balcony MAXIMUS Aquaponics Kit

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Prac Aqua
Maximus Kit
THE BALCONY MAXIMUS IS BACK! High-quality fibreglass beds and fish tank make this home aquaponics system strong, durable and attractive. Grow food in your own backyard with this great system. . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: Maximus Kit

Maximus Kit
$5965.00 (AUD)



Product Details

NOTEmade to order; usual lead time is six weeks from when a deposit is paid.

This great little backyard aquaponics system has

  • Two 585 L (~154 G) grow beds
  • One 200 L (~52 G) grow bed
  • One 925 L (~244 G) fish tank

About 5.5 sq-m (~59 sq-ft) of grow-bed area.

All made from marine-grade fibreglass.  Very strong, sturdy and durable.  Totally food-safe.  Easily repairable.  Can last for decades.

Made right here in Queensland!

The 200 L (~52 G) grow bed sits over the back half of the fish tank, like a balcony. 

The front half of the fish tank is covered by a sturdy wooden ‘Kiddie’ cover made from beautiful, durable hardwood timber designed for exterior (outdoor) use.  Keeps the fish safe while also preventing anything (or anyone!) falling into the tank.

The pictures show you how the system is generally set up.  If laying it out like this, it will take up at least 2.3 m x 3.9 m (7’6” x 12’9”).  It’s better if you can give it more space, though, so you can more easily work around all sides of it.

In the Maximus Kit you get

  • 1 x 925 L (244 G) fibreglass fish tank
  • 2 x 585 L (154 G) fibreglass grow beds
  • 1 x 200 L (52 G) fibreglass grow bed
  • 1 x wooden ‘Kiddie’ cover
  • 3 x autosiphons
  • Water-line plumbing already put together – just click it on to the fittings!
  • Water outlet plumbing – PVC pipes and fittings, including glue
  • Water pump
  • Air pump
  • Backup system – switch, pump, hose & fittings
  • Water test kit – for cycling and running the system
  • Some starter nutrient to help kick off the cycling procedure
  • And of course the instructions for how to put it all together!

The Kit does NOT include media, nor the bricks & boards to support the beds.

As with all aquaponics system, the Balcony Maximus does best with full sunlight, but kept out of the rain.  The easiest way to do this is with a greenhouse, or at least a roof made from greenhouse plastic (not included).

The Balcony Maximus is an aquaponics system that has been proven over the long term.  We’ve been using ours for well over ten years!  Still in good condition.  Still producing excellent crops and fish!

Invest in one today!


REMEMBER – these Kits are made to order and will take several weeks to construct.


Above - Our own Maximus System, running for over ten years producing beautiful organic fish and vegetables. 


Above - This one has been running for more than ten years at Noosa in Queensland.

See this blog post from 2009 about this Balcony Maximus System


Above - A Balcony Maximus Kit being assembled before packing for delivery. 


Above - A fully assembled Balcony Maximus Aquaponics System with clay pebbles (media) installed.

 Above - A beautiful Balcony Maximus in full production.

MADE TO ORDER. Please contact us for details and shipping quote.


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