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Prac Aqua Toteponics (IBC) Plumbing Parts Kit

Prac Aqua
SKU AQ-toteParts 1
Pipe & fittings for building your own three-bed IBC/Tote system, as featured in Murray's film 'DIY Aquaponics + Aquaponics: the first 12 months'. NOTE: This is a pipe and fittings kit ONLY. . . . read more

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$658.00 (AUD)



Product Details

The Toteponics System is a great system for small spaces or for people just starting out in aquaponics.

You end up with three media beds, with a total growing area of about 3 m-sq (32 sq-ft).  As with any aquaponics media beds, you can grow a wide range of plants in this system - lettuce, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, beans, peas, pumpkin... Just about anything you like!  A great way to supplement your regular grocery shopping.

The fish tank can comfortably house about 20 kg (44 Lb) of fish, which is actually more than these beds would need.  So, you can either carry fewer fish, or add some more beds!  This system could easily be extended.

(Wondering why you'd need more beds if you have more fish?  You need to make sure you have enough plants to absorb the nutrients produced by the bacteria breaking down the fish wastes.  More fish = more waste = more nutrient in the system.  If you have too few plants, you end up with unbalanced water chemistry, and problems!  Similarly, you need to have enough fish to support the number of plants that you have.  Too many plants with too few fish = undernourished plants.  You need to balance the fish and the plants.)

To help you build this compact aquaponics system, we have put together this Toteponics Plumbing Parts Kit.

  • All the pipe needed
  • All the fittings to join it all together
  • Glue and thread tape
  • Even the three autosiphons, ready to be installed

And of course the instructions!  A thorough, step-by-step guide to building the system, with layout diagrams and pictures to help you along the way.  These instructions make it easy to build this system, even if you've never built anything before.  No special skills required.  There are even some tips to help you get the best out of your system once it's up and running.

Save yourself the time and effort of running around getting the plumbing parts - we've done it for you!

Remember - this is a PIPE & FITTINGS kit ONLY.

What YOU need to provide to build the system:

  • 3 x IBC/Tote tanks - 1000 L (250 Gal) each
  • 24 x concrete blocks (Besser/cinder blocks)
  • Sturdy timbers to support the media beds
  • Water pump - about 3000 Lph (~790 Gph) - check out our PondMAX EV2900
  • Air pump - about 20 Lpm (~0.7 cfm) - our PondMAX PA20 is a great fit

See the Toteponics System page on our website for more information about the system.

Allow 14 days for dispatch from our workshop.  (Yes, we make them here.)


If you prefer to get all these parts yourself, you can find the materials listed with the instructions in both Murray Hallam's Aquaponic Gardening Book of Plans and embedded in the film DIY Aquaponics + Aquaponics: the first 12 months (available as either DVD or streaming video).

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