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
Daily water use150 – 200 litres
Fish feed: 90 kg/month
Power use:    4,3 kW (with geothermal heating and cooling)

Capital cost (VAT Excl):

Complete system:R500 000
With tunnel: R650 000
Cost to run:   R200 000/ year
Potential income:        R350 000 /year
*Prices subject to change


· 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


· 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