Morning Star Fishermen Home Aquaponics Systems

Have you ever wished that you could be sure about the quality and freshness of the food that you bring home from the supermarket? Do you ever wonder how safe it is for your family? Why not start producing some of your own food right at home? Using an easy to operate aquaponics system, you can grow your own nutritious vegetables and fish right in your backyard, balcony or patio. There is no soil or dirt to mess with, no complicated filtering systems to clean or look after, and no watering or fertilizing of garden plants. You just feed your fish and watch them and your plants grow in a naturally balanced, efficient and beautiful system. The fish fertilize the water for the plants, and the plants grow right in the water purifying the water for your fish - the natural way. If you want to get serious about home food production, or want to start producing a constant supply of organically grown fish and vegetables as an innovative business, a school project, or as an outreach for a needy community, we have a system that is just right for you. With our efficient, space saving aquaponics systems you can have a constant supply of fish and vegetables, safe and free of dangerous pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and you can harvest them minutes before you eat them. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. The plants are contained in “net pots” suspended by a sheet of styrofoam floating on the surface of the fish culture water. The plants extract nutrients from the fish culture water as it is circulated from the fish tank through the plant beds. Herbs, lettuce, salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and many other farm vegetables and flowers and ornamentals can be grown in our aquaponics systems. Plants grow faster and produce much heavier cropping compared to inorganic hydroponics or conventional garden methods.

THE FISH OF CHOICE Tilapia, a fast growing fish that produces delicious white meat, is the fish of choice. These are a hardy, disease resistant, warm-water fish that have become a very popular menu item in restaurants and household around the world. Reaching 1 to 1-1/2 pounds by 9 to 18 months, these fish are much better at converting feed into body mass than chickens, cows and any other farm animal. In addition, Tilapia protein is highly digestible and more readily broken down and absorbed than the protein in red meats and poultry. Their meat contains all essential free fatty acids, and all nine essential amino acids; therefore, it is an excellent choice for meeting our daily protein needs. Tilapia eat readily available pelleted commercial feed, as well as algae, duckweed and some of the excess plant cuttings from the hydroponic side of the operation. They will tolerate low oxygen and poor water conditions that would kill most other fish, and still taste great.

Our systems are rated for anywhere from 12 to 50 fish, and 16 to 80 plants or more. The capacity of each of these systems can be easily modified by changing the size of the tanks and other components, to meet you specific requirements. The Basic Unit, the Home Unit and Backyard systems presented below have a black polyethylene fish tank with no window. Fish can only be viewed from above. At your request, this tank can be exchanged with a 160 gal blue tank with a viewing window. Add $350.00 to the price of the system. Our aquaponics systems come complete with instructions on how to set it up, net pots and planting material and a copy of our Fundamentals of Raising Tilapia with Aquaponics manual. Shipping and crating charges are not included in the price.

For 12 Tilapia Fish (1½ lb. final grow-out wt.) & 16 Plants

Basic Aquaponic Unit

MSF

$499.99
plus S&H

5’

Fish Tank
(Polyethylene black) (52”L x 37”W x 21”H)

100 gal.

Air Pump (110V)

Clarifier 50 gal. Plastic

Bio-Filter 50 gal. Plastic

Water Pump (110v)

8’

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For 50 Tilapia Fish (1½ lb. final grow-out wt.) & 80 Plants

Educational Raft Aquaponics Unit

MSF

$3,349.99
plus S&H

Fish Tank
300 gal. Fiberglass with Window

Air Pump
(110V)

Water Pump
(110v)

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Backyard Aquaponic Unit

MSF

$1,399.99
plus S&H

12’

For 25 Tilapia Fish (1½ lb. final grow-out wt.) & 48 Plants

Fish Tank
(Polyethylene black) (57”L x 37”W x 21”H)

150 gal.

8’

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5’

Home Aquaponic Unit

MSF

$1,199.99 Fish Tank
(Polyethylene black) (57”L x 37”W x 21”H)

plus S&H

150 gal.

Air Pump Clarifier Tank Bio-filter Tank Water Pump (110v)

(110V)

14’

For 25 Tilapia Fish (1½ lb. final grow-out wt.) & 32 Plants

Educational Raft Aquaponics Unit

MSF

$2,999.99
plus S&H

For 50 Tilapia Fish (1½ lb. final grow-out wt.) & 64 Plants

6’

3’

Fish Tank
335 gal. Fiberglass with Window

Air Pump
(110V)

Water Pump
(110v)

8’

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