I am trying to create my own business plan for aquaponics. The numbers I come up with in my business, I just don't feel too comfortable with. Numbers don't lie, but I can't see how I can make this…Continue
"If you calculate your costs and income based on current market prices you will have a tough time getting rich selling lettuce. Even living in CA are there not fish that you can grow for food? I seems that the 1st goal would be to replace…"
"I definitely agree with Nate. I would conduct a local survey and take a statistical approach for accurate pricing and future income projections. I would also consider reading this (Evaluation and Development of Aquaponics…"
"Your financials are reasonable- I would actually add some additional operational/variable costs. . . You need to diversify your crops as well, and discount your numbers from fish production if your local laws don't allow live or live on…"
"I'm not a commercial AP farmer (yet) and I don't even live in the United States, but doing the math for my business plan is similar to yours. However, I do believe that the fish are an important part of your income. Sure, your main income…"
"You might also try adding more oxygen. Fish will use up most the oxygen in a system. for a better desription see my video on youtube on this subject. Plants don't need oxygen as much as fish, but they do still require some.…"
"75% of pumps, unless they are considered crossflow, use more amps with the more flow you have. It is better to have a pump that is oversized. Example, you have a 2000 gal/min pump and you have the discharge valve all the way open. The pump will draw…"
"I didn't have a chance to look too far into your numbers, but at first glance reviewing what you have out there so far it looks pretty good. The only possible correction that I'm seeing is the price your selling the lettuce at is…"
I am trying to create my own business plan for aquaponics. The numbers I come up with in my business, I just don't feel too comfortable with. Numbers don't lie, but I can't see how I can make this profitable. Take a look at my different spreadsheets below and help if you can. Note- I live in California so I cannot raise Tilapia or Hybrid bass- so I have decided to only concentrate on produce and use fish as just a fuel source. One spreadsheet is below, the others I attached in an attachment. I…See More