Forestry and Natural Resources

Aquaponics: System Layout and Components

Clemson Extension Program Team

Water Resources Team and Food Safety Team

Publication Date

Fall 10-25-2021

Publication Number

LGP 1123


Using alternative agricultural methods to produce food for family consumption or generate income is critical due to food safety concerns with commercially cultivated produce. One alternative method that is becoming popular is aquaponic production which allows for fresh produce and a healthy protein. This series provides a complete list of possibilities for aquaponics and system operation. In this article, system components will be discussed within the series and provide important information and choices about how an aquaponics system can be constructed.

Publication Type

Short Communication


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Aquaponic growers