F5 (Fantastically Fun Fresh Food Factory)


The F-5 is a fantastic system for the beginner or anyone who wants to set up a small but highly productive aquaponic system. An F-5 can annually produce 110 lbs of fish and 900-1,440 heads of lettuce, other leafy crops or a variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and more. The F5 is a great system for a beginner and makes an ideal classroom aquaponic system.

  • Vegetable Production:
    • 900 – 1,440 heads of lettuce/year (or other vegetables)
  • Fish Production:
    • 110 lbs of fish/year
  • System Dimensions:
    • 6′ x 16′ = 128 sq. ft.
  • Suggested total area indoors or greenhouse:
    • 12′ x 20′ = 240 sq. ft.
  • Estimated Labor/day:
    • 1/2 – 1 hour/day
  • Electrical Requirements:
    • 2.4 amps 120V, 24/7
    • Grow Lights, optional, max: HID 1000 watts -or- LED 750 watts
  • System Configuration:
    • 1-100 gal fish tank, all filter tanks and pumps, 2-4′ x 6′ raft tanks
    • also available in a 1-raft tank version
  • System Includes:

    • Fish tanks 
    • Filter tanks
    • Raft tanks
    • Cut list and assembly instructions for tank stands (materials not included)
    • Water plump and plumbing
    • Fish Net, thermometer, accessories
    • Air pump and aeration system
    • Assembly Manual
    • Operation Manual and Standard Operating Procedures


    • Stands for fish, filter and raft tanks. Available in cedar wood or blue powdered coated metal. Includes all materials and instructions for assembly
    • Grow lights
    • Test kits
    • Growing Supplies
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Shipping Notes:

Shipping Information:

  • Price includes palletizing fee
  • Price does not include shipping
  • Shipping will be quoted and charged prior to shipment
  • The F5 ships on a pallet, via motor freight

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