Aquaponics in Cooroy, Queensland

Aquaponics in Cooroy Queensland

Our DIY Aquaponics system (constructed mostly of recycled materials) has been operating for eight months now and the fish and plants are doing well, says Julia from Cooroy.

We're in the middle of a very dry period in southeast Queensland and it's a real pleasure to see the plants so healthy in spite of the heat and drought.

Aquaponics in Cooroy
Aquaponics in Cooroy Queensland

A small solar panel runs the pond pump (4000 lph) and aerator on sunny days. Tank water collected from the roof of the shed is used to replace water lost by evaporation and transpiration. The fish are fed on composting worms and commercial pellets. I have four worm farms now, and hope to feed the fish mostly on worms soon. Since the grow beds are located above the ground, weeds and pests are easily managed organically by hand. The bottom half of the beds are filled with 20 mm gravel, and the top half with expanded clay pellets.

To protect against heavy rain, hail and wind, we have constructed a shelter covered in clear Perspex, with roll down shade cloth.

So far we have successfully grown tomatoes, beans, Lebanese cucumbers, beetroot (beets), silver beet (Swiss chard), rock melon (cantaloupe), basil, chives, coriander, parsley, lettuce, snow peas and strawberries.

Very entertaining and rewarding!

JULIA from Cooroy Qld.

Posted By Murray Hallam on Thursday 8th December 2011 @ 09:24:19

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Sorry, have not visited there in a very long time. No reason to assume nothing else but still going fine.

Posted By Murray on Monday 13th April 2015 @ 20:10:00


How is this system going now?

Posted By Chris on Monday 13th April 2015 @ 12:47:28


Yes you can. If you go to our site here you can book a visit, within our Learn Aquaponics section.

Posted By Murray on Sunday 27th January 2013 @ 02:08:23


Hi Julia,

I live in Eumundi and was wondering if i would be able to come and have a look at you set up as i have only just heard about aquaponics.


Posted By Melissa on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 @ 04:57:30


Looks good Julia. Can you tell me please how to separate the worms from their compost, or do you just toss it all in?
We started with one of Murray's systems about 2 years ago and last year set up a home made system using an old stainless steel milk vat (small one) and some SH fibreglass planter boxes.
Leonie in Montville

Posted By Leonie Gittins on Monday 21st January 2013 @ 23:53:29

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