Fish Tank Conversion Custom Designs Complete GrowOut offers proven Aquaponic systems for all applications including: hobby, home food production, education, commercial and research. By purchasing one of System, you will avoid the high costs and problems associated with untested systems and home-built efforts. offers a diverse mix of systems to meet a variety of budget, space and production requirements. All of the systems have been designed around proven concepts, equipment and fish to plant ratios. are listed below, Veggie production on all systems can be nearly doubled with grow bed add-ons.


Size of fish and raft tanks



Approx. Footprint* (in feet)


Fish Tank

20 Gallon Fish Tank Conversion

55 Gallon Fish Tank Conversion



Single/Double Level Grow Box

24" x 12" x 36"

48" x 13" x 36"

to $599.00


Custom Design
Customer request!




Single/Double Level Grow Box


to $599.00

Grow Out Systems

MyOwnAquaponcis Growout Design


Single/Double Level Grow Box

4 x 4 x 4
6 x 4 x 5
8 x 4 x 5

to $5999.00

We have a complete line of MyOwnAquaponcis systems that can be built.
For more details, call or email produces higher quality fish and vegetables with increased production over other systems. The unique design increases nutrient availability for the plants while eliminating solid fish waste from the grow bed. Unlike other aquaponic system designs, the water flowing through the system is nutrient-rich, but clear, providing bio-security and food safety. If you want to maximize your production of fish and vegetables in a given space, System are the only way to go.

Do I Need a Special Aquaponic Stand for a Aquaponics Grow System?

It all depends on the size of the aquarium. Regardless of the tank size, it's important to have solid support based not only on its size, but its filled weight. The biggest error made when building a Aquaponics Grow System is underestimating the weight of the tank once it is filled with water.

Aquarium Weights
The actual weight of aquarium will depend on the type of material used. Glass tanks are twice as heavy as acrylic tanks. An empty 20 gallon glass aquarium weights over 25 lbs. Regardless of the material the tank is made of, the real problem comes into play when it is filled with water.

Water is Heavy
Water is a weighty material, adding over 8 pounds per gallon to your aquarium. The weight of an 20 gallon glass tank soars from 25 pounds to well over 200 pounds when it is filled with water and/or gravel.

Full Support for the Bottom?
Weight is not the only issue when selecting a supporting structure for your Modified Fish Tank Aquaponics Grow System. Different aquarium materials require different types of support, and should be taken into account when building a stand.

Acrylic has the advantage of being lighter weight, but because it is flexible it requires support along the full surface of the tank bottom. Glass is heavier, but will not buckle, and therefore only requires support on the outside edges of the aquarium. When building a stand keep those differences in mind and purchase the appropriate type of support.

Consider Accessibility
In addition to weight and bottom support, consider the need to access equipment in and around the Aquaponics Grow System, you'll need to have some clearance space behind the Aquaponics Grow System for cords, heaters or pumps, etc.

Basic Aquarium Sizes (US Units of Weight & Measure)

Note: Weights are for glass aquariums, acrylic will weigh less
(not recommended for beginngers)
Tank Size L x W x H Filled Weight
2 1/2 gallon 12" x 6" x 8" 27 lbs
5 gallon 16" x 8" x 10" 62 lbs
10 gallon "Leader" 20" x 10" x 12" 111 lbs
15 gallon 24" x 12" x 12" 170 lbs
15 gallon High 20" x 10" x 18" 170 lbs

Tank Size L x W x H Filled Weight
20 gallon High 24" x 12" x 16" 225 lbs
20 gallon Long 30" x 12" x 12" 225 lbs
25 gallon 24" x 12" x 20" 282 lbs
29 gallon 30" x 12" x 18" 330 lbs
30 gallon Breeder 36" x 18" x 12" 348 lbs
40 gallon Breeder 36" x 18" x 16" 458 lbs
40 gallon Long 48" x 12" x 16" 455 lbs

Tank Size L x W x H Filled Weight
50 gallon 36" x 18" x 19" 600 lbs
55 gallon 48" x 13" x 21" 625 lbs
65 gallon 36" x 18" x 24" 772 lbs
75 gallon 48" x 18" x 21" 850 lbs
90 gallon 48" x 18" x 24" 1050 lbs
125 gallon 72" x 18" x 21" 1400 lbs
150 gallon 72" x 18" x 28" 1800 lbs
180 Gallon 72" x 24" x 25" 2100 lbs
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