Design and Prototype Development of Aportable Vertical Aquaponic System for High Residential Application


ABSTRACT Most commercially available aquaponic systems are the horizontal system with larger space requirements. This study aims to design and develop a portable vertical aquaponic system. This system is specifically directed to the application of the high residential area where space is limited. The prototype features double aquaponic towers with multiple vegetable pots equipped with angle bar for handling and wheel for mobility. The performance of the vertical aquaponic system was evaluated using Chinese cabbage as well as Tilapia and Koi fish as the aquatic species. Evaluation of plant height and leaf width showed an increasing plant growth over time. This study indicates the prototype could be explored as a small-scale aquaponic systems for educational or ornamental purposes.