A few weeks ago, I saw a post on reddit.com/r/aquaponics where someone was offering to sell an aquaponics-ready IBC tote. I had to drive down to Alexandria, VA, but it was worth it. I was able to get this awesome 330 gallon tote, already cut in half, including plumbing and a pallet, for only $180. I'm going to set it up at my parent's house in Wilmington, DE in the Spring. It's pretty much ready to be set up, and just needs a pump. This will be my biggest aquaponic system to date, and I'm excited to see how it turns out. I have a few months to plan the system, but I'm thinking about building more grow beds to link into the large fish reservoir that we'll have. I might even set up some strawberry towers. Super exciting!
This is what it looks like now.
This is what it will look like in a few months, hopefully.