Indy 11-5 System

The INDY 11-5 Aquaponics System will provide a family of 2 with every vegetable needed year round with proper planting schedule and good management. This design is the result of 8 years of continuing research, trials and actual food production.
Indy 11-5 System

The INDY 11-5 Aquaponics System will provide a family of 2 with every vegetable needed year round with proper planting schedule and good management. This design is the result of 8 years of continuing research, trials and actual food production. As our name “Practical Aquaponics” implies; we have actually built and run INDY systems. This is not just a fancy plan set, it is a proven system. This plan set like everything else we produce and recommend is the result of actual experience.

NB:- INDY 11.5 plan set now includes additional plan pages and support. Limited numbers – last printed run.

The INDY 11-5 Fish Garden is available in three levels.

Full Colour Plans and Instruction Set

(Including a comprehensive bill of quantities)

The Plan Set includes:

  1. 18 pages of full-colour A3 plans (hard copy) showing the exact placement of every component. Excellent plumbing detail.
  2. 40 plus pages of step by step building and assembly instructions.
  3. Metric and Imperial measurements throughout.
  4. Australia and US components listed together with photos to make identification easier.
  5. Bill of quantities. A complete listing of every component and fitting needed to complete the job.

Pipe and Plumbing Kit

(Pricing available very soon)

The Plumbing kit includes:

  1. All pipes PVC for water and airlines. All fittings, elbows, joiners and the like
  2. Pumps (air and water) sized correctly for the system. These are quality pumps that we have tested and run on our own systems.
  3. Backup equipment which includes fail switch, 12-volt pump, electrical wire and pipework for both fish tanks.
  4. Trough liner, quality LDPE food safe liner.

Flat Pack

The Flat Pack, DIY builders supply pack, includes all of the pipe and plumbing kit, plus plywood, timber, screws, bolts, foam insulation. etc. You will be able to build the complete kit off the flat pack pallet as delivered.

What is NOT included:

  1. IBC’s and Blue barrels.
  2. Greenhouse.
  3. Media such as gravel or clay pebbles.
  4. Compost.
  5. Tools for the build.

The INDY 11-5 LONG version that is suitable if you have a long narrow space for example between your house and the yard fence. The plan set for the INDY11-5 had instructions and drawings for both versions.


The most up to date and comprehensive Aquaponics resource available today is found right here. Murray Hallam’s 3 DVD’s combined have over 290 minutes of high-quality information.

Practical Aquaponics Blog has regular up-to-date postings and a vibrant membership section for that special attention you may require. Practical Aquaponics Forum has 11,500 members from around the world with over 68,000 posts Practical Aquaponics Seminars and Workshops provide face-to-face contact and direct quality information from Murray and other leading trainers. See Practical Aquaponics Facebook Page for instant information and updates. See our Aquaponics Design Course Facebook page. This page gives up-to-date information about our world-leading Aquaponics on-line training.

Indy 11-5 System FAQ's

Q: Is the Indy-5 Fish Garden set available outside Australia?

A: Yes it is. The plan sets can be posted to you anywhere in the world.

Q: What about the plumbing kit and the Flat Pack kit? Are they available outside Australia?

A: Arrangements are well advanced for the kits to be shipped from the USA for our American clients. Actually we have already shipped plumbing kits to the Philippines.

Q: How much space is needed to build the Indy 11-5?

A: The ideal footprint is Side-by-Side Version is 7.9m x 4.8m (25’11’ x 15’9?) with plenty of space all around The width can be squeezed down a bit, but it is ideal to build on that footprint. If possible a bit more length in the greenhouse would be ideal to allow space for seedling raising benches, garden tools and the like.

The Long version ideal footprint is 13.6m x 2.4m (44’6? x 8’0?) and same applies, it can be squeezed down a bit, but this is ideal leaving room to work around on all sides of the system.

Q: Are the plans a PDF file and can they be sent electronically?

A: No, the plans are printed and bound into a quality book on quality paper for long service life.

Q: Will there be any help available to answer questions etc during my Indy 11-5 build?

A: Yes, we already have a system for INDY 23 builders and this has been expanded to include INDY 11-5 builders. Registered plan owners have exclusive access to Murray or a senior staff member to answer questions and help with any construction and/or start up issues.

Q: What is the price of the Plan Set in US dollars?

A: It changes slightly depending on the daily exchange rate, but at todays rate the US dollar amount is $197.00 US. This calculation is taken care of automatically when you purchase in the shop.

Additional Information

Aquaponics Kits & DIY

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.


Indy 23 System

The Indy 23 is the real deal. The Indy 23 Aquaponics System will provide a family of 4 with every vegetable needed year round with a proper planting schedule and good management. This design is the result of 7 years of continuing research, trials and actual food production.


Toteponics DIY Kit

This is a fast, easy and cheap way to get started in aquaponics. IBC tanks of around 1000 litres capacity will give your system the stability and reliability to grow copious amounts of fish and vegetables. You can grow whatever type of fish are suitable for your area.


Bathtub DIY Kit

Here is a low-cost way to start your own DIY Aquaponics Kit. A bathtub Aquaponics system works very well and is very simple to operate. It will give you good results if properly managed and you can get started for little outlay. It is possible to expand your bathtub kit later if you wish.


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