- Murray Hallam's Indy 23 Aquaponics Plans

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Product Overview

The Indy 23 Aquaponics System will provide a family of 4 with vegetables year round with a proper planting schedule and good management. This design is the result of 7 years of continuing research, trials, and actual food production. Developed by Murray Hallam in Australia, it represents the state of the art for residential aquaponics systems.


  • Over 250 square ft. of grow bed space
  • Easily provide over 100 pounds of fish a year
  • Includes Rafts, Grow Beds, and Wicking Beds
  • Detailed 38 page full color drawings, instructions and bill of materials
  • Designed for 16x45 greenhouse

Like the homestead system it include media, deepwater (raft beds), and wicking beds.

Grow Bed - Media beds provide an ideal place to grow fruiting crops such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, eggplant, and cucumbers. Fruiting crops need bigger root systems and a longer time for the plant to develop. 

DWC Bed -The Deep Water Culture (raft) bed is wonderful for providing an abundance of leafy green vegetables and herbs, such as lettuce, chard, dill, cilantro, and spinach, etc.

Wicking Bed - Grow root vegetables such as regular potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, and the like.


Complete plumbing layout is provided. Listings of parts include every single fitting, pump, and valve needed. The system is designed around the use of commonly available materials such as IBC totes, plywood, 2X lumber and pond liner. The system can be built by anyone with moderate skills in general construction.


The system has twin fish tanks so that two batches of fish are able to be grown out at the same time.  The filtration system is designed to handle higher than normal home system fish stocking densities.  It is assumed that folk building this system are serious about fish and vegetable production for their families.

Fish waste is processed and collected in the twin swirl filters, on-processed in a mineralization tank for maximum nutrient extraction and utilization. The FloMedia beds become a massive secondary filtration system and nutrient bank providing excellent plant nutrient.

Aquaponics Indy 23 Plans Support and User Group

Your plan is individually licenced and includes access to a special user's group. This includes online support to answer any questions or help with any construction and/or start up issues.


Flat Pack

The Flat Pack, DIY builders supply pack, includes all of the pipe and plumbing kit, plus plywood, lumber, screws, bolts, foam insulation, etc.   You will be able to build the complete kit off the flat pack pallet as delivered. Freight Quote provided separately. The flat pack includes the pipe and plumbing kit as well as the plans.

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  • IBC totes
  • 55 gallon Blue barrels
  • Greenhouse walls and roof
  • Heating system for fish tank or air
  • Media such as expanded shale or clay pebbles
  • Compost for wicking beds
  • Tools for the build

Pipe and Plumbing Kit

The Plumbing kit includes:

  • All PVC pipes and fittings for water and air lines.
  • Pumps (air and water) sized correctly for the system.

Grow Bed Media Kit

This option includes all the media you need to fill the grow beds. It is available in either expanded shale or clay balls or pebbles (hydroton). 

Wicking Bed Organic Compost

It is extremely important that your wicking beds be filled only with high quality, organic, pesticide free compost. If you are buying compost, be sure to interview your supplier about the source of the materials they use for making compost. If they do not have source material standards, you can not trust the chemical purity of the compost. The compost is rather bulky and expensive to ship, so it is better to source it locally, but if you are unable to find it or happen to be close to North Houston we can provide high quality compost for your system.

Raft & Floating Seedlings Tray

This option includes floating raft trays for your deep water troughs plus 2 matching floating seedling trays. You can make them yourself, but they are a bit time consuming to make and most of the available material from home improvement stores is coated with a fire-retardant. Read more here....