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Sahib Aquaponics

This is a group for those that want to stay connected with Sahib Aquaponics. Sahib's goal is to be at the forefront of sustainable urban gardening by adopting the latest Aquaponics technologies and growing methods to provide both high quality food and fish, competitively priced, grown locally and grown naturally. Sahib combines the various methods of growing using Aquaponics and the resulting Hybrid systems he creates ensures that there is optimal use of the rich effluent fish water. He recognizes that it is crucial to make use of as much of the solids as possible to grow the maximum possible food in the most economic way and in the least amount of space - which is always at a premium in urban areas.


Sahib's Aquaponics Research Farm uses a hybrid Aquaponics system with deep-water raft culture, media bed, various vertical towers, NFT and recirculating wicking beds. He also combines it all with plants in the ground and waters them with AP water. Complicated yet Sahib explains it all in lay man's terms

Visit us often and see what new methods and improvements Sahib is undertaking.

Location: Winter Park, FL USA
Members: 96
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2017

Discussion Forum


Started by R.K. Castillo. Last reply by R.K. Castillo Oct 17, 2013. 2 Replies

I noticed in your last video update you are now growing wheatgrass in aquaponics.  It looked like the wheatgrass was floating in water?  How did you set this up? Continue

Sahib Aquaponics at Lowe’s : Planting the seed for a better world

Started by Sahib Punjabi. Last reply by David Hart Mar 15, 2013. 1 Reply

Here is a post by Dave Hart, an experienced Aquapon who works with me at Sahib's Urban Aquaponics Hybrid Research Farm. The lady at Lowe's Dave refers to below is a Master Gardener and gives classes…Continue

Tags: Teach, Fish, Lowe's, Water, Aquaponics

Are you tired of peeling crocked carrots ?

Started by Sahib Punjabi Nov 19, 2012. 0 Replies

Have you tried growing carrots or other long root vegetables in Aquaponics? Whenever I tried to grow them, even in media beds filled with the lighter media such as Hydroton, I would get "crocked…Continue

Tags: radish, vegetables, diakon, mooli, bags

What shall we grow today? Okra

Started by Sahib Punjabi. Last reply by Chris Carr Aug 16, 2012. 6 Replies

A question that I am often asked is “Other than the lettuces and leafy greens, what else can you grow in Aquaponics?” That is then followed by, “Is it profitable?” Today I will suggest growing one of…Continue

Tags: Water, Food, Urban, Fish, Raft

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Comment by Sahib Punjabi on February 10, 2012 at 5:01am

Thank you David for informing me. I have re posted the article and hopefully the link should work :

God bless,

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on February 10, 2012 at 4:58am

Sahib replaces NFT’s in Phase I with Vertical Shallow Water Culture (SWC)

In the original design of Phase I at Sahib Aquaponics Research Farm, Sahib introduced NFT’s made of 3 inch PVC pipe. They were three 48ft long NFT’s mounted over the deep water culture (DWC), grow bed. They were installed in late September 2010 and were watered by the effluent rich fish water using the same pump as that watered the DWC. During the initial months we experienced fantastic growth of whatever we planted and never had any issues as regards clogging and water flow constraints. During the summer last year, after they had been in operation for just under one year, we started to have considerable issues with clogging, sediment settling at the bottom of the pipes and water overflows. We also noticed that there was a significant change in the water temperature towards the end of the 48ft NFT’s. Needless to say, we experienced a significant reduction in the growth yields and times of anything planted. We also realized that if we left any plants for some time in the NFT’s, the root system would seriously compound to the water flow issues. We wanted to be able to increase aeration in the growing area but could not do so in the NFT’s and found it difficult to clean them. Perhaps if they were built in smaller lengths, such problems would have been easy to address. What was the solution to still be able to maximize the growing space in the waste land Sahib Aquaponics Research Farm is located in?

full article by clicking below

Sahib replaces NFT’s in Phase I with Vertical Shallow Water Culture...

Comment by David Owens on February 9, 2012 at 10:01pm

Sahib, The link is not working...Thanks. The article sounds very interesting

Comment by Jonathan Farrand on January 21, 2012 at 3:36pm

I think that looks great!! You made it smaller than I could have imagined a small system could be. I love the mini verticle tower.


Comment by Cory Cramer on January 21, 2012 at 3:35pm

Love the nano system Sahib! I've been focusing on small systems like this for about a year now. One issue I did have with a similar sort of set up was that when it got warm and sunny in my sun room O2 became an issue and I lost some fish. I added an air stone and that took care of the problem. I didn't notice one in the video. Might want to consider one. That tower is really cool, too. Love the whole set up.

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on January 21, 2012 at 3:00pm

Aquaponics Hybrid Urban Growing Systems by Sahib Aquaponics:  “Nano” System

The idea of building the “Sahib Nano Hybrid Aquaponics System” came to me when my son indicated that he wanted to have fresh herbs and lettuce but did not have the space to grow it in his University student room. He said that often he would end up having to throw out the Basil, Parsley or other herbs and green leafy vegetables as he could not use them before they went bad. He loved the aroma and taste of what was growing in our research farm. Well, here is one version of Sahib’s Nano Hybrid Aquaponics System. Now he can grow his own food locally and naturally without the use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and he can eliminate waste by only using what he needs for the meal he is cooking.

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Sahib's Nano Hybrid Aquaponics System

Comment by Patrick McKee on January 11, 2012 at 10:09pm

Great Job Sahib! Spread the word. Fan the flame

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on January 11, 2012 at 8:12pm

Sahib Aquaponics Farm Tour Jan 2012

Happy New Year!

We had 18 visitors on the first Free Farm tour last Saturday, one group from 9.00am and the other from 10.30am. Everyone who attended left with a big smile on their face and made comments that they would now seriously consider starting their own Aquaponics systems and look at attending the Aquaponics Workshops by Aquaponics Urban Gurus. There were a couple of educators in the groups, one who teaches elementary students and one who teaches high school students. At the end of the tour, Sahib informed the two educators that if they attended the next 2 day Aquaponics Workshops scheduled for March 10th & 11, he would donate a Nano or a Micro Hybrid Aquaponics system for them to teach their students.


Read the answer by clicking here : Sahib Aquaponics Free Farm Tour : Jan 2012

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on November 18, 2011 at 4:28pm

Hello Bill,


I do have them in my home system but have not checked for them in my main system. I intend to clean the filters at my main system next week and will report back. If I notice them, I will try to take photos and share them.


God bless, 

Comment by Pices on November 18, 2011 at 4:16pm
Sahib, do you have grammarus(sp?)us in your system, or do you just rely on worms in the media beds to mineralized the solids?

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