The idea of installing and operating an aquaponics system is exciting, but construction and logistics can be intimidating. With years of experience on unique alternative agriculture systems around the world, WaterFarmers can help you install and operate a successful system for your site and conditions. Our projects range from small home-scale systems, to demonstration systems in public spaces, to large commercial production operations.
Producing food in your own household has been a staple of sustainability for centuries, and aquaponics can offer an effective way to increase and diversify your year-round food production. Regardless of the scale of your proposed system, we are prepared to provide remote support to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Our team is prepared to work closely with you to design and install a custom system, and provide the training and information you need to successfully operate a functioning system. We also offer system designs and instructions for clients that would prefer to install their own system. If you’re considering installing an aquaponics system, read more and contact us to discuss your ideas.
consulting services for home projects
DESIGN AND PLANNING
The WaterFarmers consulting team offers a comprehensive technical and project planning package to all clients. We review your available space and utilities, as well as your personal capacity and preferences, and offer a variety of system options and adaptations before finalizing the optimal design. Following are the list of services available through Water Farmers in the planning stage:
- Site Evaluation & Planning
- Long-term Work Plan
- Custom 3D Modeling
- Bill of Quantities
- Material Procurement Support
ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
At WaterFarmers we believe in an on-site, hands-on approach. Our aquaponic technologists are available for on-site support during construction, offering key insight into site specific techniques to provide long term system stability. Waterfarmers engineering and construction staff will be on site throughout the construction process, and subcontract some aspects of the project if necessary.
- Construction – Work Plan Development
- Site Preparation Supervision
- Construction Supervision
- Plumbing and Electrical Supervision
The most complex part of initiating any aquaponic system, “conditioning” determines the health of a young system and sets the course for a flourishing future. WaterFarmers engineers have, through experimental research and development, created an effective technique to condition new systems. Our approach ensures an accelerated growth from young system to full-fledged production.
- Bacterial Culture Initiation
- Nutrient Cycling
- Water Quality Management
The Biome represents the lifeline of any aquaponic system providing the ecozone for the various micro and macro habitats that facilitate an aquaponic ecosystem.
- Organic Seed Starting
- Fish Species Selection
- Seedling Transplant
- Biome Population
- Fish Acclimatization
We implement a special step by step program for planning and maintaining the balance of nutrients by keeping the fish and plant population in sync through the cycles of seeding and harvest. For this purpose it becomes essential for all our prospective clients to understand the various steps involved in successful planning, implementation, managing and troubleshooting of a healthy aquaponic system. We offer a comprehensive on-site training as part of our services, for maintenance personnel and project owners. Remote support after commissioning is also made available to all projects as requested.
- Maintenance Personnel Training
- Seed & Harvest Planning
- Plant & Fish Nutrition
- Fruiting and Pollination
- Water Quality Management
- Crisis Management
- Error Minimization
- Pest & Disease Management
- Certification (Organic/ Non GMO)
- Documentation & Handover