Barrelponics – Aquaponics made Cheap and Easy

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production method with fish and plants growing harmoniously where fish waste provides the plants with nutrients and the plants purify the water for the fish. The system is highly efficient and almost completely sustainable.


While many aquaponics systems are expensive and difficult to build, barrel-ponics provides an affordable and simple means of gaining access to this fun and fruitful method of food production.


To build a barrel-ponics system of your own, all you need is a few food grade 55 gallon plastic drums, a good set of instructions, and bit of ingenuity.

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Below are a few resources you can use to build your own barrel-ponics system….

Here are detailed plans from Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities.

Here’s a simple how to blog from

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