KSBA150 Community System

Ideal for:      

Community, NGO, school, or hostel projects. Speciality products for commercial purposes.


 Total in systemHarvest per monthHarvest per year
Nile Tilapia 3 000 fish225 kg2 700 kg
Gravel Barrels (Tomato as sample)156 barrels624 kg7 488 Kg
Deep Water Culture (Lettuce as sample)3 600 holes3 600 plants43 200 plants

Quick facts:

Size:                                    30 m X 10 m

Total water in system:  90 000 litres

Fish feed:                          90 kg/month

Power use:                        4,3 kW (with geothermal heating and cooling)


Cost to build:                   R450 000 (Excl VAT)

Cost to run:                     R200 000/ year

Potential income:          R350 000 /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 and geothermal pumps, air pumps, 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