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  • Aquaponics
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  • Seedling Growth
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DIY Vertical Hydroponics System for Urban Gardens

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DIY Hydroponics / Aquaponics System

Easy way to grow food from home.

Introducing the ultimate guide to mastering the art of vertical hydroponics, a revolutionary system designed for home, patio, backyard, and greenhouse use. One system supports 27 separate large potting areas for plants with room to grow vertically to maximize your physical space and energy resources.

This comprehensive DIY manual offers easy-to-follow instructions ensuring even beginners can navigate the world of hydroponics. Experience the joy of cultivating green, fresh foods at a reasonable price in your home.

But that’s not all – as a special bonus, this guide also delves into the fascinating realms of aquaponics. Learn how to incorporate fish into your hydroponic system for mosquito control, plant food, and an added element of fun.

Step into a greener, more sustainable future with this all-encompassing guide to vertical hydroponics and beyond.

This design is for in-house, outside, and greenhouse use.  You can duplicate the process to increase the size of your planting area.  It works with most garden vegetables and spices. Great for herbs, lettuce, kale, strawberries, squash, cucumbers, peppers, bell peppers, and more.

No power tools are required, using off-the-shelf parts, ensuing even beginners can experience hydroponics by building this quality system.




Order these parts for the system:



Hydroponics System:

Most items have web links to Amazon to make it easier to order online:

(2 units) RooTrimmer Stackable Planter 5-tier garden tower | Do not substitute this item!

(1 unit) Storage Shelves Metal Wire Shelving with Wheels | (Warning: The rack needs to support 1000 pounds per shelf!)

(1 unit) HDX 27 gal. Strong Box Plastic Storage Tote in Black and Yellow

(1 unit) 3/8 hose 10 feet with clamps

(1 unit) 5/8 in. Metal Male Mender

(1 unit) Heavy Duty Multipurpose Hose Swivel

(1 unit) Single Flex Connect Shut-Off Hose Adapter

(1 unit ) 3-inch Net Pot Wide Lip with net cup lids 32 counts.

(1 unit) Expanded Clay Growing Media Hydroponic 50 Liter 8 mm Aggregate Pebbles Pellets

(1 unit) One-wrap Velcro tape ½ x 25 yards

(1 unit) GROWNEER 2 Packs 550GPH Submersible Pump 30W Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump

(1 unit ) BN-LINK Short Period Repeat Cycle Intermittent Timer

(1 unit) Fish Air Pump – FEDOUR 80 GPH includes hoses, air stones, and return valves.

(4 bricks) 8 in. x 16 in. x 8 in. Concrete Restricted Bond Beam Block (estimated cost $1.97 each) (best to pick up at lumber yard/store because of weight/shipping)




Optional Items:



Plant Trellis for vine vegetable growth

(1 unit) Garden Cucumber Trellis 48″ H x 34″ L



Indoor lighting

(4 units) LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, 600W Full Spectrum Gooseneck Clamp Grow Lamp – the new model now has four lights per lamp.

(1 unit) 3-Outlet Extender with 16 AWG

(1 unit) Outdoor Timer 3 Outlet, Fosmon 15A 24-Hour [3 US Socket] Mechanical Light Timer



Types of fish items to purchase:

(1 unit) Purina Fish Food – use with most fishes that are not algae-only eaters. Do not waste money on anything fancy; this will work at a very inexpensive by-weight cost.

(1 unit) USA 25:bs Airtight pet food storage container – this is for the Purina fish food to keep it dry and clean.

(1 unit) API STRESS + COAT Aquarium Water Conditioner + – used when adding tap water to the system.

(1 unit) API ALGAEFIX Algae Control – may sometimes be needed if tank water begins to turn green.

(1 unit) 6 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Tool Kit Fish Tank – multifunctional tool for the water tank.

(1 unit) Water tank vacuum cleaner and paint bucket – you may want to have it to make changing the water and clean the bottom of the water tank

(1 unit). Aquatic floater plants – grow and resale them. I recommend Water Lettuce and/or Hyacinth Floating



Types of fish to purchase for small to midsize Aquaponic systems:

For the standard system, suggested choices for freshwater fish: 

Mosquitoes fish 

Goldfish – 

Try – Toledo Goldfish 

Try – Panda Goldfish 

Try – Black Ranchu Goldfish