Production and Financial Planning
Having an understanding of the potential production, revenue and risks associated with a farm business ahead of time is always a good idea. Based upon the system design we can forecast startup costs, fish and plant production, most variable and fixed costs, energy consumption, income and other aspects of financial performance so you can make an informed decision before your investment.
We can create customized reports that can be extremely helpful if you are developing your business plan, fundraising, or preparing a grant proposal.
We also offer a downloadable Production and Financial Planning Spreadsheet Tool that allows you to input your own data and create your own production and financial pro formas!
Custom Aquaponic Farm Design
While we have several standard models available, often times people need something that meets their unique goals, space, and budget. If your intention is to sell for profit then we will make sure your system provides the maximum production for your space. If you want to use the space for other functions such as hosting workshops or community dinners, we can design a farm to best fit your needs.
Our farm design and engineering program allow us to create an ecologically balanced aquaponic system for any scale. We pay close attention to the many factors that influence the relationship between fish, plants, bacteria, filtration, hydraulics, and aeration systems to name a few. Our farms are based on sound principles, research, and experience and are engineered to be highly productive, efficient to operate, resilient and beautiful.
Grow Lighting Solutions
Depending on your location, your farm may require artificial grow lighting to stay operational year-round. Our design team uses real location-based data to determine how much light your greenhouse will naturally receive, and tailors custom grow lighting solutions to provide the exact amount of light that your plants require. Using this method, we can ensure ideal growth rates without wasting extra money or electricity operating unnecessary lighting fixtures. We utilize the most advanced technology available today, using highly efficient, high-output LED fixtures, robotic moving systems, controllers, and light monitoring systems. Our team also works with a variety of lighting technologies, including LEDs, Ceramic Metal Halides, Fluorescents, and more to accommodate virtually any lighting application and budget. Electrical requirements, operating costs, and lighting schedules are all calculated by our team and provided with each grow lighting system.
Ceres 30 x 52′ Passive Solar Greenhouse
To optimize the performance of your aquaponic farm, you need to provide the proper building and environmental conditions for plant production while also reducing wasted energy and money. If you are starting from scratch, the greenhouse building and control systems will likely be your biggest investment. Having operated aquaponic farms in greenhouses for several years, we are keenly aware of how important choosing the right greenhouse company and structure can be.
Greenhouses can range from highly insulated passive solar buildings with geo-thermal systems, to simple plastic covered hoop houses. There are so many styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. Each has their own pros and cons and some greenhouses are better suited for certain climates than others.
In order to provide the most appropriate solution for your climate and budget, we work with several reputable greenhouse companies in North America. Contact us today to learn more.
Installation and Startup
Flourish Farm Installation – Alamosa, CO
There’s nothing we like to do more than build aquaponic home and farm systems for our customers. We have a dedicated team of experienced aquaponic builders and growers who are ready to help get your system up and running smoothly.
We will install all the components of your aquaponic system, fill it, test it and initiate the nitrification cycle. We won’t leave until we are confident that everything is running smoothly.
In order to best prepare for you new home or farm scale aquaponic system, we strongly encourage you to take at least one of our aquaponic classes at our training center in Denver, CO. If traveling to Denver is not possible we also offer a series of online courses or private training courses for small groups and individuals that can be delivered at your location or over the Internet.
Once your system is up and running we offer data tracking, monitoring and support solutions to help make sure your system is functioning properly. We can tailor a support solution to best fit your needs. We also offer onsite system management and upkeep solutions. Contact us to learn more.
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