The Farm in a Box™ is the first aquaponic system designed for home and school that fits a standard sized aquarium fish tank.
The Farm in a Box was developed in 2009 by Bioponica founder, David Epstein, D.O. and his company Earth Solutions. Sales now are coordinated through Bioponica and its resellers.
The Little Tokyo model of the Farm in a Box was launched in the spring of 2007, that month, the launch was featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and featured that summer on Good Morning America’s 4th of July show in Central Park.
For purchasing the smaller “Little Tokyo” Farm in a Box, we encourage you to order online at Home Depot.com or elsecontact usfor larger systems.
10 Gallon Tank with 12″ x 18″ x 5″ plant bed
Includes Trickle Valve™ -The alternative to bulkhead fittings and bell siphons.
Larger systems can be used to grow plants in raft or ebb and flow. The Video demonstrates a deep water raft, in an 8″ bed. However the most practical way to grow plants is with rock media and on flood and drain timer.
29 gallon tank with 12″ x 28″ x 8″ bed It also features the Trickle Valve™ alternative to bulkhead fittings and bell siphons. Additional parts included: Pump, timer, frame, bed, base and wheels and instructions.
The tank and tables below make up the “Atlantis” aquaponic system The video is of the single table with smaller tank – Mendocino Aquaponic Farm in a Box.
The video demonstrates the addition of worms to the media beds. We like the option of deep raft but prefer the media for a more soil-like planting experience plus greater plant fertility.
200 gallon tank with three 4′ x 5′ x 8″ beds made from oak or cedar. It also features the Trickle Valve™, pumps, timer, rafts, HDPE lined grow bed, plus operating instructions.