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Aquaponics GOLD – $39.95 – CLICK HERE TO ORDER

New Ebook by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.

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Aquaponics Gold

About Us

Introduction

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Aquaponics

Chapter 2: 17 Trade Secrets to Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

Chapter 3: Growing Healthy Vegetables in Aquaponics

Chapter 4:  The Fish and the Support of their Health and Growth

Chapter 5: Fish Harvesting and Restocking Fish Tank

Chapter 6: Fish Processing to Prepare the Fish for Cooking

Chapter 7: Food Safety and Technology On-Farm Food Safety for Aquaponics Systems

Chapter 8: Methods for Growing Healthy Plants and Fish in Your Aquaponics System

Chapter 9: Organic Pest Elimination in Aquaponics

Please note: This new ebook does NOT teach the reader how to build a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. Instead, it focuses on fish and plant care in aquaponics.

This cutting edge information offers FULL EXPLANATIONS for 17 Trade Secrets along with 100 pages of tips and tricks for raising healthy fish and vegetables in aquaponics.

Find out the answers to these aquaponics trade secrets in our new book.

  • TRADE SECRET #1The carrying capacity for fish in an aquaponics system is based on the following formula:_____________________.
  • TRADE SECRET #3To size the Fish Tank correctly, follow the following formula to calculate the number of gallons needed for the Fish Tank size:_____________________.

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

This book teaches the solutions to problems that we have faced while working in the field of medium-based aquaponics (gravel or substrate based systems) over many decades.

This book does not provide instructions for building a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. However, if your goal is to build your own Portable Farm, please visit Aquaponics University to view the curriculum for the coursework.

Inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems publicly reveal their TRADE SECRETS for growing delicious food in aquaponics systems. Take advantage of our 43 years of refining our own and our customer’s aquaponics systems and learn from ALL of our mistakes so you won’t have to make them.

  • Learn how to care for your fish and then harvest and enjoy the fresh fish from your aquaponics system.
  • Let us show you how to grow healthy, pesticide free table vegetables for your family.
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Aquaponics has become a passion for many people. As a result, there are many designs for aquaponics systems available online as ‘open source’ (free) information for those interested in replicating an inventor’s system and installing their own aquaponics systems for growing food.

Yes, it is a sad truth that we have inadvertently killed countless plants and fish over the years and as a result of these tragedies, we have learned from our mistakes.

As the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, we have worked diligently in our Aquaponics Research and Development Centers in both California and Florida to experiment with fish varieties and fish care and seed selections and planting experiments for growing vegetables with simple techniques for maximum production in aquaponics systems.

superfarmerAs of today, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have been sold in almost all 50 US States, in 10 Canadian Provinces and in 11 countries outside the US. Our customers have installed small aquaponics systems in their garages and basements and in small greenhouses in their backyard. They have also created community farms in greenhouses to feed several families as well as large ¼ acre commercial aquaponics farms for selling food locally to customers who want to buy the healthiest, pesticide food available.

We have worked in every aspect of aquaponics from building and constructing backyard greenhouses, installing commercial aquaponics’ farms to working closely with our global customers to advise them how to grow healthy fish and a wide range of table vegetables.

Aquaponics is trending and today, even city planners are focusing on funding for both hydroponics and aquaponics systems to create higher degrees of food security in large cities to feed their growing urban populations. Their plans include the use of vacant lots for the installation of attractive greenhouses and retrofitting empty warehouses for growing food year round with the addition of grow lights.

This book does not provide instructions for building a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. However, if your goal is to build your own Portable Farm, please visit Aquaponics University.

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Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Solar Aquaponics – The Future of Growing

Solar Aquaponics, – The Future of Growing
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

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Heat and light are the heart-and-soul of aquaponics after the water, plants and fish are in place.

Here we have to make a couple of assumptions about your current or planned solar powered aquaponics system: 1) the constant aeration pump and the circulation pump requirements have already been planned for and 2) calibrated against the output of the system.

Now let’s bring the other two CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) elements to your aquaponics system by adding:

  1. Grow lights – not expensive, easily available and need more power than a single deep cycle battery can supply
  2. Heat for the fish tank – less expensive, easy to install and, yes that second battery is necessary.

The grow lights require a converter to up the voltage from 12vdc to 110 or 220vac and this step takes power and additional components. (There are 12v florescent lights, but they have a long way to go to be effective.) You may already use a converter to run you water pump and if so make sure you upgrade to enough watts to handle all of the current draw on your system.

sun symbol from color splashes and line brushesThe rule of thumb (green or not) is that plants need to have full spectrum lighting or special growing lights in a density sufficient to grow and be healthy. We have successfully used the guideline of one, four tube 4’ T8 Super-sunlight fixture per 2m or 6’ of grow tray length. These fixtures, including bulbs, are less than US$80 almost everywhere in the world. The 32watt tubes times 4 tubes means each fixture requires 128watts of power per hour for up to 4 hours per day. (Indoor growing has a very different time frame and cost.) To translate this to power usage: There needs to be 128watts x hours of use = watts per hour requirements from your solar electrical system. We started with one deep cycle marine battery and found very quickly that a second matching battery was needed to operate the grow lights for three hours per day over the six months of short days.

 

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Here are the components you will need (assuming you are using an existing solar electrical system) to ‘go solar’ with your grow lights:

  1. A second matching battery
  2. An 800watt converter – 12vdc to 110 or 220vac (this is for one grow light fixture)
  3. One Super-sunlight T8 four tube fixture or similar per 2m (6’) of grow tray length
  4. Mounting hardware for above the trellises

These will cost in the range of US$300 to US$400.

Now for the heating system:

In most aquaponics systems, the fish tank is or can be plastic or a heavy rubberized food-grade material. (Please do not use galvanized steel because the zinc will leach into the water and is harmful to both fish and plants.) With a fish tank made of these materials you can add a thermostatically controlled heating system for under US$100, extra battery not included. Most warm water, fresh water fish do very well at between 75 and 80° F (25 to 27° C).

solar panelUsing a 12vdc heating element and a thermostat to keep the water in the fish tank within a desired range will contribute both to your production and your peace of mind. In colder climates the fish tank needs to be heavily insulated, especially the bottom and top. Placing the heating element near the aerators also helps to distribute the heat within the tank.

Here is the list of components to ‘go solar’ with the fish tank heater:

  1. 300 watt 12vdc heater element
  2. Thermostat/relay to control the heating element
  3. Adapter to mount heating element into side of fish tank (may not be necessary)

Yes, that is the list of components. Please note the adaptor, if needed, is a multipart component that may require some slight modifications to work in your situation.

The heating element is mounted in a hole you have cut in the side of the fish tank. (please drain the tank to below the hole FIRST.) The components for the adaptor are available at hardware and home centers in the plumbing section.

solar panel and clarThe thermostat is mounted near or on the top of outside of the tank and the sensor is fastened to the OUTSIDE of the tank about half way up the side and covered with insulating material. The sensor does not need to be in the water and fastening it to the outside of the tank reduces its exposure to the water and fish.

Here’s information about the wiring: The positive (+) wiring is from the battery bank (+) terminal to the thermostat then to the heating element. The negative or neutral wire goes from the battery bank (-) terminal to the heating element.

With the lights and/or the heating element(s) in place your solar electric system may or may not carry the load. Keep a close eye on its performance. Suggestion: The solar panel needs to be at least a 100w panel and the MPPT (charge controller) able to handle 20 amp loads. Upgrading either component will increase the cost. If you have not yet purchased your solar panels, opt for a minimum of 100watts and better 200watts.

A solar power system with a 200w panel, an MPPT that can handle 20amps and two deep cycle batteries will normally support a properly constructed and insulated single fish tank system including the grow lights even in extreme climates.

Send us pictures of your installations so we can brag on you.

Quick Answer: The Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics

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Commercially Grown Hydroponic Lettuce

Quick Answer: “What’s the Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics?”
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

  • A commercial aquaponics system creates immediate jobs and food for semi-skilled people trained in less than a week
  • Permanent fulltime jobs and year round food production in three months in greenhouses or warehouse
  • Grows pesticide free food, table vegetables and fish, raised in simple yet revolutionary new technology that replicates nature
  • Installation can be solar powered
  • Total sustainability can be achieved by selling most of the food production to local markets.

Hydroponics is a very recent technology first noted in the 17th Century; the name itself was only coined in 1937 from the Greek words for ‘water’ and for ‘work’ by William Frederick Gericke of the University of California at Berkeley. He grew a 25′ tomato plants in his backyard using only mineral salts in water.

As amazing and productive as hydroponic is, there is a built in problem with the technology. The nutrient solution used in the growing of the plants eventually has to be ‘changed out’ or it will become toxic to the plants, even if the system is being run organically because some of the nutrients become concentrated in the water and even adding water to dilute it, there comes a time when it must be changed out. Therein lies the rub . . .

The ‘liquor’ as it is called, is now designated by the EPA as toxic waste and must be disposed of properly by qualified personal using approved techniques. Another way to say this is that the waste disposal for hydroponics is expensive and needs to be disposed of by experts. This makes the hydroponic waste removal a much larger expense than most people realize and it’s a topic that’s almost never discussed by those selling hydroponic systems.

Hydroponics has a much older and more benign sister, aquaponics that has been around for over 4,500 years and is the exact same system that nature uses to break down waste to reuse the resulting byproducts to grow new plants and this process has been going on naturally for billions of years.

The waste products in aquaponics are non toxic, usable on other plants and can even be dumped down a sewer system because they will not harm sewage systems. The waste from an aquaponics system is a valuable fertilizer for plants, shrubbery, trees, or grass. One owner of a small commercial Portable Farms® Aquaponics System even sells his Settling Tank waste as an organic fertilizer and gets US$25 per 5 gallon container and the client picks it up at his greenhouse. Considering that each Module of Portable Farms® produces approximately 50 gallons of waste water every six weeks which can become a nice extra source of income for the installation owner.

In aquaponics, there are no toxic chemicals used because they might kill either the plants or the fish.

Insecticides that help control pests on the plants will nearly always kill the fish. Organic becomes a way of life which makes for a much safer and healthier food supply. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are organic by definition because they contain NO dirt and use no chemicals (insecticides or fertilizers) to grow the plants.

Today, your family can enjoy one of the oldest food-growing technologies wrapped up in a modern, easy to build and operate system in your own backyard, patio or greenhouse.

  • There have been over 300 different varieties of plants (also referred to in this report as ‘table vegetables’) that have been tested and can be grown successfully in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.
  • The major food groups that are not recommended for Portable Farms® are root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc.) and field crops such as corn, wheat, soy or rice. Perennial plants (strawberries, blackberries, asparagus, etc.) are not recommended because the plants are dormant many months each year and do not produce harvestable food year round. Plus, we recommend growing all plants from seeds and not bringing in plants raised in soil into the structure which can introduce pathogens that can harm the other plants in the structure.


 Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Feeding a Family of Five with a Portable Farm in 125 sq ft

Feeding  a Family of Five with a Portable Farm in 125 sq ft
by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Family at homeHow much food does a family of five consume in a year?

Starting with USDA data for a healthy diet and accepting that a majority of carbohydrates will come from grains and root crops, the table vegetables for one person can be grown in 25 sq ft of aquaponics grow tray space. So a family of five will need 125 square feet of grow tray space or a Grow Tray 5′ wide by 25′ long.

A climatically adapted greenhouse that is 10′ by 30′ will feed the family of five year round, forever. That space is only slightly larger than a modern living room. Some of the protein source for the family will come from the fish that are grown in the Fish Tanks of the Portable Farm and the settling tank waste can be used to grow other crops and fruits outside the structure. Plants love the nutrient-laden settling tank waste water and reward the Portable Farmer with exceptional crops yields. The waste water can also be added to compost to speed up the process.

The family growing Portable Farms® amazingly fresh vegetables knows where their foods came from, where it was grown and who cared for the food from seed to table. They also know it was never treated with any chemical or poisons and that no one else touched their food before they arrived on their table. And the texture is crisp and fresh, the food is nutrient rich since it was harvested at its peak and the taste is rich and flavorful (as nature intended it to be).

The average family of five consumes one head of lettuce per day for salads, garnish or sandwiches. The lettuce is planted on 8-inch centers in the Grow Tray. The lettuce needs approximately 30 to 40 days from ‘planting to harvesting’ which means there will be 40 lettuce plants in the Grow Tray at all times. 40 lettuce plants require 27 square ft of grow space. Each time a lettuce plant is harvested, a new seedling is placed in the same space to be ready to harvest in 40 days.

      Tomatoes are a fruit (and they are also considered a vegetable), and are grown on the north side/end of the Grow Tray where they can climb a beautiful trellis and bare prodigious amounts of the world’s best tomatoes. Each tomato plant can produce from 12 to 80 tomatoes depending on the variety of tomato. A nice size indeterminate tomato will grow six to eight feet tall even with judicious pruning while producing fruit for about six months. Five to six tomato plants set on 12 inch centers will provide all the tomatoes the family can eat. These plants will require up 5 square feet of grow space.

What other favorite vegetables are enjoyed by your family? Zucchini, any variety of peppers, egg plant, basil, Swiss chard, kale, cucumbers or maybe you would like a little space beans or bok choy. Find the spacing needed on the seed packet and begin planning out ways to fill up the rest of the Grow Tray.

With 90 square feet to fill up, the space that is 5′ wide and 18′ long will be beckoning to you even in your sleep.

Here is the trick that is the hardest for new Portable Farmers to grasp: THINK AHEAD AND PLAN LIKE A FARMER! Refrain from planting all of the space at once.  That is 27 square feet of open space for lettuce will tempt you to fill it up. Don’t do it. Plant a new baby lettuce plant every day into the gravel. Yes, it will be incredibly hard to do until the entire Grow Tray is finally full and you can stop buying vegetables at the store. It will happen, be patient and know that you are doing the best possible planning for your family’s survival.


Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

You Can Feed Your Family Healthy Food Forever OR Buy a Used Car

portable-farms-questionFeed Your Family Healthy Food Forever OR Buy a Used Car 
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Create Food Security and Food Safety for Your Family!

Which is a better investment?

          • Providing your family with fresh, healthy food that will last FOREVER . .
          • Or, buying a used car? 

 

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Do you want to provide your family with food for the rest of their lives, or spring for that used car that you will have to replace again in a few years? Interestingly, they cost about the same amount.

 

 

 

 

portable-farms-aquaponics-system-farmThe cost will vary mostly depending on the cost of the greenhouse itself. (Please note: We don’t sell greenhouses but we can recommend you to reputable greenhouse companies that we trust.) Some greenhouses are fancier than others and you may have most of the materials already available, there may be an empty greenhouse you can rent or you may be able to build a lean-to type structure on the side of your house for less money. You may even find a greenhouse that someone wants taken away for FREE.

This total amount includes the Aquaponics University Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course© which even has the PFAS Technology Kit as part of the purchase price.

 

 

Here’s the full cost breakdown of a backyard aquaponics system: READ ON . . . 

  • Greenhouse: Must be able to keep the interior temperature between 40 and 104° F. The costs are dependent on your choice of design
  • Wooden or concrete floor/slab – from $100 to $300
  • Insulated stem wall to set the greenhouse on top of for more height – 2×4’s and plywood – $250 to $350
  • Fish tank – sometimes known of as a livestock watering trough  – $150
  • Lumber for the Grow Tray – 2×4’s, 2×6’s, plywood, etc – between $800 and $1,200
  • PVC pipe and fittings  – $100
  • Misc – $250

You may even have some of the materials on hand or have access to recycled materials at a reduced cost. Even if you have to pay full retail price for everything, an operating aquaponics farm is a fantastically good deal. Plus, a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System is infinitely expandable because of it modular design. You can expand it and begin selling the excess to create a small income.

Imagine a 12 ft wide lean-to greenhouse 24ft long off the south side of your house. In this arrangement the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems is a carbon negative installation because it contributes more energy to the house than it consumes on an annual basis. There are installations with wood burning stoves inside them to keep them from freezing in very cold climates. Every installation is different and unique. You are only limited by your imagination and your budget.

In commercial installations, our foreman, with a crew of four, can build 30 operating Modules that are 5ft x 40ft in one week. Building a module is not rocket science and the construction is straight simple carpentry and the Aquaponics University Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course© has pictures and step-by-step instructions about how to build the Portable Farms Modules. You can have your own aquaponics farm up and running in a matter of weeks and be enjoying fresh home-grown greens is a little as five weeks after completion. Now THAT’S exciting.

Where will you be investing your money? In your family’s health and future or in that used car that will depreciate the moment you pay for it? Take our Aquaponics University Course now and build an aquaponics farm that will be producing food for your family within a couple of months. That food will continue to be there for your family FOREVER.


 Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Price increases $625 on July 1, 2016

BUY NOW!

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Summer Sale ENDS July 1, 2016.

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To better serve the aquaponics community and allow more people to grow their own food with Portable Farms®, we’re offering a summer sale for the Aquaponics University Course that is US$625 LESS than the original price.

The new price is $1,875 until July 1, 2016, when the price will revert to the original price of $2,500. 

The AU Course, the Portable Farms® Kits, and the same great service all remain the same. This is the very first price reduction for the AU Course in five years. For anyone contemplating aquaponics, now is the time to get started.

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Purchasing additional Portable Farms® Kit to begin with a larger Unit or to expand is now less expensive as we have also lowered the price of the Portable Farms® Kits. The solar option is also the same price! Additional Portable Farms® Kits are only US$1,200 each. For more than 20 PF Kits please request a quote.

Now there are no excuses for putting off installing that Portable Farms® you have dreamed of growing food with aquaponics.

It’s NEVER Too Late

It’s NEVER Too Late to Prepare for the Future
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Businessman juggling with planet earthTo continue and thrive as a healthy species, all organisms adapt to their environment by changing themselves to survive in the newly evolving environment because only the ‘fittest will survive’ to reproduce. Oh, wait; there is a glaring exception to this hard cold fact: The naked ape.

This ape creature adapts the environment to meet their needs and except for their brain becoming smaller there have been very few adaptations for more than 8,000 years. Meantime, their competitors have adapted with each generation to become a better match for this killing machine that is bent on destroying their own environment in the foreseeable future.

  • Many common bacteria have become ‘resistant’ to drugs.
  • Some moths have become darker in England because of the sooty environment.
  • Deer have become smaller and breed younger because humans have been killing off the big ones.
  • Cod have been reduced in size from huge creatures over a hundred pounds each to the size you can fit on a plate in less than four hundred years.

Demographers are telling us that the world population will climb from 7.4 billion (2014) to 10 billion later this century. Can the population of the earth possibly support further climate change, fewer resources for fresh potable water, more demands for energy, depleted soils for agriculture, and more serious strains of bacteria? Knowing the answer to that question can save your life.

The life race is serious, deadly and never ending. Humans are losing the race because they will not adapt to their own environment, but insist on making their environment adapt to them. The carrying capacity of any environment for a specific species is finite and the carrying capacity of the earth for ongoing human existence was exceeded in the middle of the last century.

Future World Populations (2050)- Published on Jun 23, 2015 – The most-populated nations in the world in 2050.

 

Local controlled environments are the only way humans will survive. This means that in order for ‘humans’ to win the race, these changes are mandatory:

  • Careful use of available water (as we’re seeing today in the Southwestern US)
  • Adapting to eat a smaller variety of healthy foods
  • Accepting the seasonality of produce that is not shipped to reduce the carbon footprint (becoming locavores and eating what is growing in season)
  • Very judicious use of all power fuels: electrical, gas, coal
  • The structure to become selfish about making sure our primary needs are met FIRST by year-round food availability
  • Raising grains and tubers for direct consumption by humans instead of using them for fuel to bring the food thousands of miles so starched based foods will need to be grow locally.

inda grow grow tray aquaponicsUsing food crops for fuel are hastening the end game for humans. The conversion of grains to animal flesh and to fuel is extremely inefficient and uses vast amounts of fossil fuel fuels to accomplish the deed. With the growing middle class around the world demanding a better diet and a ‘Western’ lifestyle (choosing meat, fish and more greens instead of rice, grain for bread and tubers) the pressure on the environment has become unsustainable to the point of global instability.

 

 

farm 8 18 2012 aquaponicsThere is good news: There is already an easy to operate system that’s available to those who want to survive and help insure that their children survive: The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are a high intensity, locally installed food production facility that can be used by families and communities to become more self-sustaining REGARDLESS of world conditions, weather, or economic forces.

The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use 90 to 95% less water than in-ground growing. They extend the growing seasons and create year round growing in any climate, anywhere in the world. LEARN MORE: CLICK HERE. 

  • green interior 8 3 2012 aquaponicsThe Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use very little electricity which can be provided by solar or other alternative energy sources.
  • They can be operated by semi-skilled labor, responsible teenagers and healthy seniors.
  • In today’s market environment, Portable Farms® can pay for themselves; the larger the farm, the faster it will pay for itself. 
  • People need food to stay alive and ‘He who controls the food, rules.’

Call us today to help you and your family WIN the evolutionary race with a simple system capable of providing you with fresh healthy pesticide free food.


Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

ebookdownload

Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Feed your Family with Aquaponics

Feed your Family with a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System 
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

farm 8 18 2012How many people do you want to feed? Let’s start with that  . . . 

In a highly effective system with gravel as the medium base, a grow tray space of 25 to 30 sq. ft. will feed one adult their table vegetables year round – FOREVER.

Use the number of people you want to feed times (x) the 25 sq. ft. required for each person and the resulting figure will be the size of grow tray space you will need. That’s easy.

The formula for number of people times the 25 sq. ft. required to feed them can be applied no matter what the number of people you want to feed. A commercial installation with 10,000 sq. feet of enclosed space provides 6,000 sq. ft. of grow space and will feed 240 people.

This 16' x 33' greenhouse contains 3 modules of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and feeds 10 people FOREVER.

This 16′ x 33′ greenhouse contains 3 modules of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and feeds 10 people FOREVER.

WHERE will you install your aquaponics system?

We recommend a location with six hours of direct sunlight available. Or, you can install a small aquaponics system in a garage, basement or spare room but you must use grow lights to grow the food. Sunlight is preferable if possible because it’s free and grow lights require electrical power. However, if you install your aquaponics system to receive sunlight, you must enclose it in a greenhouse to protect it from weather, insects, etc.

What type of building would you like to select to surround your aquaponics system?

You can build your own greenhouse for about $25 per sq ft or you can buy a fully made greenhouse for slightly more than that.

What kind of fish will you use in your aquaponics system?

Check with your State Authorities with the Fish and Wildlife Department and find out if tilapia are legal in your state. Tilapia are the fish of preference in ALL aquaponics systems in the Northern Hemisphere. They are a fresh water/warm water fish and very healthy.


Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Aquaponics Gold – Ebook

Aquaponics GoldEbook – $39.95

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ORDER NOW: CLICK HERE.

Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics – Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

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Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about our exciting new ebook, Aquaponics Gold.


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Aquaponics GOLD

– By Colle and Phyllis Davis

UNCLE SAM

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

About Us

Introduction

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Aquaponics

Chapter 2: 17 Trade Secrets to Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

Chapter 3: Growing Healthy Vegetables in Aquaponics

Chapter 4:  The Fish and the Support of their Health and Growth

Chapter 5: Fish Harvesting and Restocking Fish Tank

Chapter 6: Fish Processing to Prepare the Fish for Cooking

Chapter 7: Food Safety and Technology On-Farm Food Safety for Aquaponics Systems

Chapter 8: Methods for Growing Healthy Plants and Fish in Your Aquaponics System

Chapter 9: Organic Pest Elimination in Aquaponics

Please note: This new ebook does NOT teach the reader how to build a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. Instead, it focuses on fish and plant care in aquaponics.

This cutting edge information offers FULL EXPLANATIONS for 17 Trade Secrets along with 100 pages of tips and tricks for raising healthy fish and vegetables in aquaponics.

Find out the answers to these aquaponics trade secrets in our new book.

  • TRADE SECRET #1The carrying capacity for fish in an aquaponics system is based on the following formula:_____________________.
  • TRADE SECRET #3To size the Fish Tank correctly, follow the following formula to calculate the number of gallons needed for the Fish Tank size:_____________________.

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

This book teaches the solutions to problems that we have faced while working in the field of medium-based aquaponics (gravel or substrate based systems) over many decades.

This book does not provide instructions for building a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. However, if your goal is to build your own Portable Farm, please visit Aquaponics University to view the curriculum for the coursework.

Inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems publicly reveal their TRADE SECRETS for growing delicious food in aquaponics systems. Take advantage of our 43 years of refining our own and our customer’s aquaponics systems and learn from ALL of our mistakes so you won’t have to make them.

  • Learn how to care for your fish and then harvest and enjoy the fresh fish from your aquaponics system.
  • Let us show you how to grow healthy, pesticide free table vegetables for your family.
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Tilapia

Aquaponics has become a passion for many people. As a result, there are many designs for aquaponics systems available online as ‘open source’ (free) information for those interested in replicating an inventor’s system and installing their own aquaponics systems for growing food.

Yes, it is a sad truth that we have inadvertently killed countless plants and fish over the years and as a result of these tragedies, we have learned from our mistakes.

As the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, we have worked diligently in our Aquaponics Research and Development Centers in both California and Florida to experiment with fish varieties and fish care and seed selections and planting experiments for growing vegetables with simple techniques for maximum production in aquaponics systems.

superfarmerAs of today, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have been sold in almost all 50 US States, in 10 Canadian Provinces and in 16 countries outside the US. Our customers have installed small aquaponics systems in their garages and basements and in small greenhouses in their backyard. They have also created community farms in greenhouses to feed several families as well as large ¼ acre commercial aquaponics farms for selling food locally to customers who want to buy the healthiest, pesticide food available.

We have worked in every aspect of aquaponics from building and constructing backyard greenhouses, installing commercial aquaponics’ farms to working closely with our global customers to advise them how to grow healthy fish and a wide range of table vegetables.

Aquaponics is trending and today, even city planners are focusing on funding for both hydroponics and aquaponics systems to create higher degrees of food security in large cities to feed their growing urban populations. Their plans include the use of vacant lots for the installation of attractive greenhouses and retrofitting empty warehouses for growing food year round with the addition of grow lights.

This book does not provide instructions for building a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System. However, if your goal is to build your own Portable Farm, please visit Aquaponics University.


Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

ebookdownload

Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
COVER1

 

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

aquaponics gold High Resolution WEB

 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

cover 3

An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

cover 1

Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Community Aquaponics: A Good Investment

 

Community Aquaponics: A Good Investment
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

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Commercial Aquaponics Gold (Second Edition, published September 23, 2015) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • This comprehensive information about commercial aquaponics provides you will all the facts you’ll need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO FREE BONUSES with the purchase of Commercial Aquaponics GOLD: 1) A formal ten-step strategy business plan template designed specifically for commercial aquaponics growing to present to funders and, 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.


In today’s economy, smart investors are looking for the ‘next wave’ of ideas, technologies, and business-trends to carry them off the bottom and into the bright light of profit.

greenhouselongInvesting in a community business that:

  • Employs local semi-skilled workers
  • Sells all of its production locally to an expanding, affluent population
  • Produces the highest quality products available anywhere in the world
  • Requires no shipping
  • Uses minimal electricity (can be solar powered)
  • Requires only a small amount of land-space (even a quarter-acre is enough)
  • Consumes very little precious water?

Does this interest you in some way?  Are you the least bit curious?

The good news is that this business already exists. It is based on a proven technology that has over 4,700 years of history and yet is the most modern system of its type in the world. The commercialization of this technology as a commercial business is in its infancy and YET few investors realize the incredible long range cash flow possibilities. 

Can you venture a guess? No, it’s not gold or wheat or memory chips or land. All of those are fully developed and costly.

This business only costs about US$325,000 to get started and the ROI on the first Unit is approximately four years. Yes, that outside the ‘normal’ payback on many investments of the recent past, but it’s very good in today’s market.

 

portable-farms-trellis-tomatoesThere is also an amazing upside to this business investment:

  • The second Unit costs 20% less than the initial Unit and pays out at the same rate which means it takes less than four years to recoup the investment, even after paying for everything except land cost.
  • The third Unit costs slightly less and the ROI gets even better. Somewhere around the seventh or eighth Unit the initial cost per Unit levels out. At that point the ROI for the overall investment is approximately three years.

Do we have your attention yet? Let’s make this investment even sweeter.

Your territory is totally protected. You own the rights to sell, build and operate as many of the Units in your territory as you want, no increase in technology costs only a small annual renewal fee. You can sell and build Units for other people to make even more money from owning the business.

Okay, what’s the catch? You have to qualify by being in business for at least ten years, owning or having a strong relationship with an established construction company, pay the fees on the front end (think McDonald’s type requirements), take some training, have a small plot of level land available (2,000m2 is plenty to start) with electricity and water available, have at least three business and two banking reference that are verifiable and be very excited about being the first in your area with the newest technology to fulfill all of the benefits above.  Ready?

PFAS LLC. is now offering the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to those who want to be PFAS Technology License Holders in selected territories and countries around the world. These territories are only available to qualified investor. The territories are defined by the potential License Holder and the company, and are flexible. Territories normally encompass approximately three-million people and can be larger. Country Licenses cover entire countries. There is also what is called a ‘Site License’ for individual installations, but these are severely restricted and not protected as to territory.

For further information please see PFAS Licenses and then contact PFAS LLC to begin the process.


Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

ebookdownload

Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
COVER1

 

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

aquaponics gold High Resolution WEB

 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

cover 3

An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLDgreenhouse book cover

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

cover 1

Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

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