Aquaponics allows both fish and plants to grow together through a symbiotic relationship. We set out in the summer of 2017 to construct the first ever solar powered aquaponics system in Lower Brule, SD. We used this system to study which species of fish is best for small scale outdoor aquaponics in this region. We found that solar powered aquaponics is a promising method for growing fish and vegetables in Lower Brule. We also discovered that goldfish are a better type of fish to use in outdoor aquaponics compared to minnows.