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Hi,
I am new to this forum but my husband and I have 4 successful systems running at the moment (will posts pics of these soon).
We are hoping to sell this starter system to people who are interested in starting Aquaponics.

This system includes :
fish tank
grow bed
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all plumbing fittings with an auto siphon for the grow bed

We are hoping to sell this for $500.

Any thoughts, comments and interest welcome.


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File comment: The photos show what I was able to grow in the system just 2 weeks from seed. Even pineapple tops thrive in this system. I am selling this starter system and will also make larger or custom made systems as per your requirements.
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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '13, 08:05 
Welcome to the forum mate... and a great piece of gratuitous advertising to introduce yourself with...

P.S.... not sure why people would want to buy one of your IBC systems... considering we give away the plans for how to build one... free... here on the forum....

it's probably where you got the design from


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Luv your electrical work... and approach to safety... where water and electricity is concerned... :lol:


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Ha another one jumping on the bandwagon
I think i mite have a go at that
About $200 worth of stuff $300 profit not bad

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Hi Food & Fish,

Could you let me know where you buy your plumbing fittings, syphon, pump and IBC from for $200? Unfortunately we seemed to have been duped and paid $200 for the food grade IBC by itself.

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I pay $50 for my IBCs so yes, sounds like you got stung for yours. My current bill for plumbing for 1 ibc ft, 3 x gb's and 2 x filters is about $125.

Maybe a requirement for setting up AP should bea Google course? :)

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '13, 12:02 
AwesomeAP wrote:
Unfortunately we seemed to have been duped and paid $200 for the food grade IBC by itself.

You must have brought a brand new one...


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They would be more than that new, i was looking at maybe buying a new 200l drum for various reasons, they were about $180 each.
Lucky my friend got me some gerkin ones. :) Yay for friends!


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I've been told by someone that had to purchase a few a short while back, that food grade IBC's are $450... over here in WA anyway.

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '13, 14:39 
I can get used once food grade IBC's... for $120..... and that's full of molasses... :lol:


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We sell a complete T-barrel system for $321. We also sold an IBC kit for $435, this included an uncleaned uncut IBC plus all the parts including clay, pump, fittings etc, etc...

I don't think that the price is so bad considering the labour that goes into things cutting and painting.

A few people scoff at the price of our T-barrel system, but when you look at the labour that goes into cutting one up and getting it all ready, and yes we've timed it, and Nat is getting pretty good at it. Well, there's not a lot of money in it.

And we've sold a dozen T-barrel kits in the last 9-10 months..

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But EB your also filling your systems with Hydroton no? I assume that's a big cost in what is otherwise a relatively cheap system. This one for sale only has blue metal by the looks of it.


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Thanks for clearing that up earthbound. The labour does cut out the profit somewhat, considering my husband painted it and also welded up the frame to make it tidy.

I don't think people get into AP for the money as there are probably more profitable things to do. At the end of the day it is about trying to sell a starter system so that people can start seeing the benefits of this type of gardening. This system has become too small for our needs but might be perfect for someone else's.

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '13, 15:18 
Yeah the price probably isn't that bad... I've seen similar systems... with bodgey little pumps, tubing and siphons... selling for more than $500....

And yep... there's labour involved in cutting/making them...


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