KSBA96 Light Community

Ideal for:

Community, NGO, school, farm or hostel projects for food supply.


 Total in systemHarvest per monthHarvest per year
Nile Tilapia1 200 fish90 kg1 080 kg
Gravel Barrels (Tomato as sample)96 barrels384 kg4 608 kg
Deep Water Culture (Lettuce as sample)720 holes720 plants8 640 plants

Quick facts:

Size:                                    18 m X 8 m

Total water in system:  20 560 litres

Fish feed:                          41 kg/month

Power use:                        1,6 kW


Cost to build:                   R290 000 (Excl. VAT)

Cost to run:                     R100 000 / year

Potential income:          R184 000 m / year


· Fish section with filtering, mineralisation, 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

· Water pump, air pump, pipes and fittings


· Wicking beds for root crops,    e.g. carrot, onion, potato

· Tunnel/net house with net/plastic covering

· Starter pack with seed, grow  medium, seedling trays, IPM package, nutrients, fish, fish feed.

· Training and support package

· Construction fee


· Gravel for Gravel Barrels

· Paving or bricks for pathways and cement slab under dam

· Terrain preparation

· Transport of system, travel and accommodation costs for         construction team

· Labour on site to assist with   construction