Building a Commercial Aquaponics System is easy AND economical with our Do-It-Yourself packages!
You will save time and money by purchasing a Friendly Aquaponics Commercial DIY information package. Here’s why: even if you buy a “kit” from someone, there’s nothing magical about it: you STILL have to build the system. You have to install the fish tanks, trench for plumbing, install pumps, blowers, airstones, and assemble troughs.
Getting a kit is no different from simply buying the materials yourself, except you pay three to five times more for the same stuff. In addition, the kit sellers have never operated a commercial aquaponics farm, and can’t teach you what you need to know to be successful there; they know how to make money selling kits.
Rose and Dad and two of our “Delicious Fishes”.
Our 4,096 square foot commercial DIY system costs $21,995 for materials in Hawaii. On the mainland, the same materials cost $16,425 (early 2014). This is $5.37 per square foot of growbed area, INCLUDING the cost for our commercial plans; you source most items locally.
Compare this cost ($16,425) to the same size kit system from “a well-known aquaponics consultant”, which costs $82,500, or $20.14 per square foot of grow bed area. Their system holds 7,536 plants, while our system holds 26,410 plants; 3.5 times as many. Their system costs $10.94 per plant space, while our system costs $0.62 per plant space.
It would seem that an aquaponic system design with more plant spaces, that cost less per each, would be good for your business. Our systems are USDA Organically Certified and our produce is organic (which brings the highest prices), while their systems are NOT organically certifiable, and their produce brings lower prices. Based on this direct comparison, our aquaponic systems are the most cost-effective and profitable on the planet!
We also supply unlimited free lifetime technical support for all of our products, something none of the others can offer! Details on our “Support” page.
New! Introducing the best part of the Commercial DIY Package: The New Friendly Business Module!
As the commercial aquaponics farm that’s been in business the longest, we have the most experience to share with you. That now includes the Friendly “Business Module”, which walks you through all the steps of starting a profitable aquaponics business: test growing, marketing, CSA’s, profit prediction spreadsheets, internet presence, Organic Certification, Food Safety Certification, materials lists, supplier’s information, and much more!
It includes two spreadsheets (with easy-to-use instructions) for predicting specific crop and market success; you simply input local prices for the produce item, and your itemized costs of doing business. The spreadsheets automatically calculate your gross income, then take out total expenses (including labor- it shows you how to estimate this also), loan payments, depreciation, and even taxes, and return a bottom line number that shows how much money you will make.
It also includes our new Food Safety Certification package for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is NOT the old GAP “guidelines”; they are no longer applicable. Our FSMA package is a self-explanatory publication that guides you through the process, and includes a sample checklist audit, complete instructions, and extensive fillable forms that you simply put your farm name and information into.
It also includes two aquaponics business plans, a promotional slide show you can use to educate your bank loan officer and investors about aquaponics, our newest pest control publication: “How To Win The War On Bugs”, the most up-to-date information on costs and considerations for using artificial lighting in your commercial aquaponics system, and most importantly: our new guide “How To Select A Property For Organic Certification” (it’s smart to check before you buy, because those folks won’t certify just any property).
Interested in USDA Organic Certification? You should be! If you grow commercially, Organic Certification usually brings double the price. We’ve been certified since 2008, and are the only aquaponics trainers who can currently teach you how to get certified.
This package is for you if you are certain that you’ve got your greenhouse needs taken care of. If not, or if you have questions about the subject, we developed the most energy and cost-efficient protected environment growing structure in the world: the Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse. We offer 50% off the cost of the Farmer’s Market Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse DIY package if you purchase it at the same time as this Commercial DIY course .
Of course, if you can afford the time and travel costs, our live group trainings or live Personal Intensive trainings are the highest level of assistance we can offer you to get started in commercial aquaponics. If you are unable to attend a live training, our self-taught packages have all the hard-copy and electronically-distributed information contained in those trainings.
Lifetime Guarantee: We guarantee a full refund of the purchase price of your Commercial System plans IF you have actually used them. If you have built and operated a system and are still not satisfied, we will refund your money in full.
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