Fish Farms

Grow Your Own Barramundi, Trout, Silver Perch, Marron and Yabbies!

With a Suburban Farmer fish farm you can easily grow edible fish species that can be harvested to supply your family with fresh fish, produced from your own backyard.

Not only are you growing fresh fish, the filter used to clean the water grows fresh vegetables!

Fresh fish and a vegetable garden that you don’t need to water!

How does it work?

The water in a fish tank is high in nutrients and requires filtering. Instead of using a traditional filter, we pump the water into a specially built vegetable garden that feeds and waters your plants. In turn, the vegetable plants obtain the nutrients they need from the water, and return the filtered clean water to the fish tank.

Growing in this nutrient rich water your vegetables experience accelerated growth rates, are stronger and healthier and use about 10% of the water it takes to grow vegetable plants in soil.

The concept is called Aquaponics.


Along with maintaining high levels of productivity, Suburban Farmer fish farm systems offer attractive designs, bringing a touch of class to backyard fish farming.

Owning your own Fish Farm means:

  • Knowing that the fish you are eating has not been exposed to polluted waters. You can rest assured of the health benefits.
  • Once your system is set up you can reap the benefits of cheap fish for years to come! Buying fresh fish isn’t as affordable as it once was, however with a fish farm, fresh fish can be a part of your weekly menu!

What we do

We install quality aquaponics systems of various sizes capable of growing species such as barramundi, marron, trout, yabbies, black bream and silver perch. We can also retro- fit your existing water feature or pond by adding a water-wise vegetable garden filter (growbed).

With a tested simple design, our systems are easy to maintain, inexpensive to run and can fit in the corner of the patio or backyard. You only need 3 square metres in order to grow 25 fish and 30 - 50 vegetable plants.

Fish Farm Systems

Features of Suburban Farmer aquaponics systems include:
  • Attractive water features that are highly productive
  • Easy care – all you need to do is feed your fish!
  • Include all the tools and equipment needed to successfully rear fish to eating size, without any prior knowledge of fish farming
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Only require 3 x 3 metres of space
  • Inexpensive to run
  • Operation manual included
  • Any size and shape available, design your own!
  • Separate components available for DIY


  • Grow a range of species from Barramundi, Trout, Silver Perch, Marron, Yabbies and more
  • Grow 25 fish per vegetable garden filter, and you can increase the amount of fish in your tank by adding more vegetable filters (which means more vegetables too!)
  • Easy to look after and cheap to feed
  • Grow fish according to the seasons: Barramundi in summer, Trout in the winter

Vegetable Garden Filter

  • Grow better vegetables faster! Our fish farms use 10% of the water it takes to grow vegetable plants in the ground
  • Grow more vegetables! The plants only compete for light so you can plant more vegetables in a smaller area
  • Grow any vegetable!
  • Can also grow fruits and herbs
  • Certified Organic Seedlings available


Below: Are you telling me something that looks this good supplies us with fresh fish and veggies??

Fish Farm

Fish Farms


Fish Farms


Each wrought iron filter stand is hand made and the result is outstanding. You really need to see the stands in person to appreciate how good they look. They are a stunning piece of garden furniture! The stands are incredibly strong and available in aztec gold (as seen on the round stands) or silver (as seen on the square stands).

Backyard Aquaculture

Fish Farm

An established system bursting with growth



and of course the fish!







System Features

Systems come complete with everything you need to raise fish and grow vegetables. Features include:

Fish Tank

  • 1500 ltr (1.7m diameter)
  • Upgradable to 2000ltr (2m diameter)
  • Choice of colour: green, cream or silver

Vegetable Filter (growbed)

  • Choice of Size: 300ltr or600ltr
  • Choice of shape: Round or Rectangle (with rounded ends)
  • Choice of colour: green, cream or silver
  • Upgradeable: Add more filters to grow more fish and veggies

Decoractive Stand

  • Very Strong, Durable with excellent finish
  • Choice of colour finish: black powdercoat with silver, gold or copper flick

AC-DC battery backup air pump:

  • Self recharging battery
  • Automatically switches to battery power during power outage
  • Automatically switch back to mains power and recharges battery when power returns
  • 10 hour battery life

Expanded Clay Media

  • Lightweight
  • ph Neutral
  • Helps stimulate root activity
  • Good moisture holding capabilities


  • Low voltage, economical to run
  • Upgrade ready: no need to upgrade pump when upgrading fish farm

Operation Manual

  • Detailed information about the management of your fish farm

Ongoing support

  • Free helpful advice if you need it (see Coaching)

What Our Customers Say

"This form of self sufficiency is contagious and a way forward for food production."

"My mate has joined me and we each grow more and share the abundant crops"

"My system seems to be getting stronger by the season with almost no effort"


Here's an idea!

The water in your fish farm is nutrient rich liquid gold! Keep a watering can near your fish farm and fill to water your fruit trees, favourite plants or vegetables planted in the ground. They will love you for it!


Consultation services are available to discuss all aspects of our fish farms, discuss a custom solution or seek advice for a DIY fish farm. Topics covered include:

Fish Farm Operation
Fish Species and Care
Filter System and Plants
Overall Performance

For more information see Coaching

Coming Soon!

DIY Fish Farm plans and designs

Make your own backyard fish farm! Construct your own system using easily obtainable materials that you can get from any of the major hardware stores anywhere in the world. The plans detail system design, the methods and materials used. More information including purchasing details will be available soon.

Existing Customers

Contact for the latest version of the Fish Farm Operation Manual.


Fish Farms Pricing 2013

Complete aquaponic systems


Fish Tankfish tank

Fish FarmFish farm

Grows up to 20 fish and 30+ vegetable plants


Fish Tank : 1500ltr

(Diameter 1.7m)

Round Vegetable Filter: 300ltr

(Diameter 1.2m)

Space reqired: 2m wide x 3m long

Decorative Stand

Expanded Clay Media



AC/DC air pump with 10hr rechargable battery

Equipment Rack


Operation Manual

Total: $2,395.00

Large System


Fish FarmsAquaponics

*wood lid not included

Grows up to 35 fish and 65+ vegetable plants


Fish Tank : 1500ltr

(Diameter 1.7m)

Rectangle Vegetable Filter: 600ltr

( 2m long x 1m wide)

Space reqired: 3.5m wide x 3.5m long

Decorative Stand

Expanded Clay Media



AC/DC air pump with 10hr rechargable battery

Equipment Rack


Operation Manual

Total: $2,650.00


Delivery and installation prices in 'Services'


Fish tank and vegetable filter tanks are available in:

Green (colorbond colour Pale Eucalypt)

Cream (colorbond colour Paperbark)


Decorative stands are available in:

Black Powdercoat with Silver highlight

Black Powdercoat with Gold highlight



System Delivery + Installation: $195.00

DIY Consulatation: $75.00/hr session

*Delivery prices for Perth Metro Area.


Please complete the below form to place an order. Once your order has been received we will send you an invoice that includes the final order amount and our banking details.

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Due to workload we are not taking any new orders until early September 2014.


If you need any further information please contact me on 0431 134 467 or at


Thank you!


Suburban Farmer.