Total in systemHarvest per monthHarvest per year
Nile Tilapia1 200 fish80 kg960 kg
Gravel Barrels (Tomato as sample plant)96384 kg4 608 kg
Deep Water Culture (Lettuce as sample plant)720108 kg1 296 kg

Quick facts:

Size: 18 m X 8 m

Total water in system:  20 560 litres

Power use: 630 W (without heating unit)

Fish feed: 41 kg/month

Cost to build:

R290 000 (VAT EXCL)


  • Fish section with filtering and nitrification system
  • Gravel Barrels section for fruiting crops, such as tomato, pepper, cucumber, and brinjal
  • Deep Water Culture section for leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, spinach, kale, and herbs
  • Wicking beds for root crops, such as carrot, onion, potato, and garlic
  • Tunnel with net/plastic covering
  • All pipes and fittings
  • Starter pack with seed, grow medium, seedling trays, nutrients, fish, fish feed.
  • Training and support package
  • Construction fee


  • Heating system for fish dam (air-to-water pool heater recommended Model ITS-7.6HP32 – ITS heat Pumps and Solar – 011 900 2222)
  • Gravel
  • Paving or bricks for pathways and cement slab under dam
  • Terrain preparation
  • Transport of system, travel and accommodation costs for construction team