Comfort and Gardening Together at Last
Ergonomic Gardening – The words comfort and gardening don’t usually go together. Think about all the time spent on your knees, weeding and tilling in the soil. Our Aquabundance™ Modular Framing System puts your plants at a perfect height for a lifetime of convenient, pain free gardening. Oh yeah… there’s no weeding either.
Simple Setup – The modular framing system easily connects together with the supplied hex key or eyebolts. No cutting or special tools are required. Materials are pre-cut in our shop to match the number of grow beds you choose when you order.
Beautiful Finish – The entire frame is powder coated in a rust proof black satin finish. Custom paneling to cover the grow bed sides can be made in a variety of wood finishes, whiteboard or chalkboard panels which are great for schools.
The Light Frame – An optional light frame can be included with your system which easily connects into the main grow bed frame. The light frame has a center bar that supports light movers that allow the lighting system to move up and down the grow beds for maximum coverage. The light frame also serves as an excellent way to trellis up your vining crops!
Optimal Water for Healthy Fish and Plants
The Problem – Many do-it yourself systems do not have adequate filtration systems and some don’t have any at all. It’s common to see systems where the fish solids are simply pumped directly into the plant beds. This may work for a short period of time but eventually the media will become clogged with fish waste causing the beds to turn anaerobic.
The Solution – Our two stage Spiral Flow Filtration System is designed to provide optimal water quality and clarity for your fish and plants. The first stage captures the heaviest “settleable” solids along with any uneaten feed in the cone bottom tank. A bottom center drain allows you to periodically remove these solids into a bucket. The solids can then be composted or added into a mineralization tank to create a nutrient dense solution that can be added back into your system or used for your soil garden, lawn or house plants.
Clarified water (water that has the largest particulate matter removed) passes through the Spiral Flow Filter and then drains through a series of Matala filtration mats specifically designed for fish systems. The filter mats capture the lighter weight suspended solids and provide surface area for bacteria to further break down solids into inorganic nutrients that can be absorbed by the plants. Once the water passes through the filter mats it drains into the central sump where it is simultaneously pumped to the plants and back to the fish.
Self Cleaning Filtration is Here!
If you want the latest in fully automated filtration systems you’re in the right place. The AST Endurance 2000 is a patented self cleaning filtration system that provides excellent water quality with no maintenance. Your Aquabundance system can be upgraded to include an AST Endurance filter rather than the standard Spiral Flow Filter. You can select the Endurance Filter Option on the Aquabundance Product Page.
- Automatic pneumatic backwash enabling the filter to operate for extended periods of time without intervention, saving time and labor
- Large sludge storage chamber that concentrates the sludge minimizing servicing needs
- Superior solids removal and biofiltration in one filter, delivering crystal clear water
- Low profile design allows for “airlift” water pumping, minimizing energy costs
- Elegant, simple design with no moving internal parts and no replacement media ever required, guaranteeing trouble free operation
- Units arrive pre-filled with bead media which never needs replacement
Full Spectrum LED Lighting for Optimal Growth
One of the great benefits of aquaponic gardening is the ability to grow year round. If you are growing in your basement, a classroom or even in a greenhouse you will likely need artificial lights for optimal plant growth.
One of our most popular lights is the ARC 600 watt full spectrum LED. The ARC 600 can be easily connected to a light mover that mounts to the Aquabundance Light Frame. The light mover slowly carries the light back and forth across the plant canopy for greater coverage. This combination allows you the most efficient lighting system possible, minimizing the number of light fixtures you have to purchase and reducing the cost of operation.
- Efficient LEDs deliver more light using less power. Lower your energy costs or grow more with existing power
- Environmentally sealed fans, optics & drivers make the ARC ideal for both indoor and greenhouse environments.
- Designed with industry leading components, the ARC is rated for 50,000 hours of continuous use
- The ARC uses 4 active cooling fans, keeping fixtures cool to the touch and the LEDs operating at ideal temperatures
Ceramic Metal Halide and T5 Flourescent lighting options are also available.
Ready for More Food? Add a Growasis
How it works – Aquabundance systems can easily connect with our Growasis Modular DWC Systems to increase and diversify your food production. The Aquabundance sump tank links together with the Growasis sump tank creating a larger single sump. A gate valve between the sumps allows them to be paired or disconnected. The Aquabundance pump continues to provide water flow to the Aquabundance grow beds and fish tank. The Growasis system, using its own dedicated pump, supplies water to the plants in the Growasis system. The two sumps can be disconnected allowing the Growasis to operate independently.
Elevated Growasis Systems work particularly well when connected to an Aquabundance system so all of your plant growing beds are at the same comfortable working height. Many combinations and layouts of Aquabundance and Growasis systems are available. Please Contact our Sales and Design Team to determine the best configuration for your space and growing needs.
Seeing is Believing
Fish Tanks – Our Aquabundance fish tanks come in 200 or 300 gallon volumes ideally suited for raising edible or ornamental fish. Tanks are 33″ in height so they can easily fit through a standard door way. Tanks come in a forest green color and are pre-drilled to accept the supply and return plumbing that connects to the rest of your system.
Optional Window Kits – Seeing your fish is one of the most enjoyable aspects of aquaponics. Most fish are very social and will come to the window to see you especially because they know you are the person who feeds them! Windows are also a great way to observe the health of your fish and your water clarity. Our window kits come with all of the necessary stainless steel mounting hardware, a pre-drilled acrylic window and a water tight foam gasket. Watch the Installation Video on the Window Kit Product Page. Windows are not pre-installed on tanks to prevent damage during shipping.
Automatic Source Water Filtration
Source Water Filtration – Most aquaponic systems are connected to a municipal water supply and most water supplies contain chlorine or chloramine as a disinfectant. For this reason we recommend adding a dual stage sediment and KDF filter. KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) is a high-purity copper-zinc formulation that uses a basic chemical process known as redox (oxidation/reduction) to remove chlorine, chloramine, lead, mercury, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from water supplies. This filter media is also bacteriostatic which prevents microbes from breeding.
Auto Top-Off – While aquaponic systems are great at conserving water, you will still lose water naturally to evaporation and transpiration (the process of water movement through a plant). Keeping your system topped off can be one of those things that’s easy to forget until it’s too late and hauling buckets of water around isn’t much fun.
The auto top off filtration system combines the KDF filter with a float valve that is mounted in a pre-drilled hole in the sump tank. Once the filter is connected to your water supply you can connect it to the float valve using simple push connect fittings that come with the filter. The float valve will allow filtered water to flow into the sump when the water level is low and will stop flow once your system is filled to the optimum level.
No Cutting, Gluing or Special Tools Required
Installation is fun and fast. We have pre-cut and pre-assembled the frame and plumbing components so you don’t have to.
Framing systems come together with the supplied hex key wrench. The grow tubs drop right into the frames.
All plumbing connections are Quik-loc, uniseal or fernco connections so connecting the tanks and pumps is made as simple as possible.
All systems come with an illustrated easy to follow assembly manual.
Startup cycling kits and instructions come with every system so you can get growing right away.
Getting off to a Good Start
Aquabundance Systems come with the supplies (listed below) that you will need to startup and maintain a healthy eco-system. We carry a wide range of additional products for water quality monitoring, pest management, nutrient balancing, and plant and fish health. Visit our online Shop to see all of our supplies.
- API Master Test Kit – Test Kit includes pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate Tests
- AquaCycle – Startup Cycling Kit with instructions to establish your bacterial colony
- AquaUp and AquaDown ph Adjusters
- AquaIron 10% DTPA chelated Iron
- Large and small fish net
- Digital Thermometer
- Aquaponic Gardening Online Course Code
- System Assembly Instructions
Your Success is Our Success
There is nothing more important to us than making sure you are happy with your Aquabundance system. While we’ve done our best to make the systems as user friendly as possible, Aquaponic gardening still takes time, practice and patience. Everyone’s results will be different with their system. Our goal is to make sure you have the resources and support you need to have a healthy vibrant aquaponic garden.
Customers who have purchased our systems are our number one priority. Call or email us anytime during business hours. We want to hear from you and we will help you however we can.
We also encourage you to browse and find answers to common questions in our large library of FAQs
Please also utilize our free Aquaponic Gardening Community Forum to talk with other aquaponic gardeners.
Peace of Mind
Continuous oxygen delivery during a power outage. Power outages happen to everyone and are usually out of your control. Without continuous oxygen delivery your fish could die within hours or experience respiratory damage that could result in longer term health issues or fatality days or weeks after the outage.
As of August 2022, all Aquabundance systems now come standard with a Hydrus AC/DC air pump. The Hydrus 60 has the ability to run for up to 8 hours on backup battery power alone and is also equipped with variable flow control. More information and a data sheet can be found on the Hydrus ETAQ 60 Product Page.