Practical Aquaponics and Integrated Aquaculture Technology
Murray Hallam is probably the best-known face in the world-wide Aquaponics movement. Murray is by nature an innovator and in his Research & Development facility has perfected many new methodologies for commercial farm Aquaponic systems.
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Proven and tested, there are hundreds of our kits in operation in every state of Australia and we have exported our kits to the USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Nassau. The wonderful thing about Aquaponics is that almost anyone can participate and get to grow some clean, healthy vegetables and fish.
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Selected Size/Selection: Maximus Kit
NOTE – made to order; usual lead time is six weeks from when a deposit is paid.
This great little backyard aquaponics system has
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
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.
The systems arrived Saturday morning
“ The systems arrived on Saturday morning first thing and this video was taken this afternoon after an exciting day of levelling beds, pouring in beads, and learning how to set up the auto siphons! It’s very exciting!! Thanks so much for your work on my systems, I am so thankful for you and all of your work! ”
Review by on Monday 17th October 2022
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