How to Design and Build an Aquaponics Farm
What you'll learn
- Designing an aquaponics system
- Understanding the hydroponic and aquaculture components of aquaponics
- Learning the anatomy of deep water culture beds
- Water and air circulation in aquaponics
- Aquaponics filtration systems
- Materials used in aquaponics construction
- Fundamentals of aquaponics
This course covers in depth material on designing and building your very own small to medium scale commercial aquaponics system. If you're looking to understand all aspects of the DIY design and build process, including materials required, growled plans, sizing your water tanks, fish tanks, pump system, aeration systems, plant density etc then this course might be right for you.
We take you through the complete process of idea to design and build through a structured step by step course breakdown, with detailed examples and case studies so you do not have to guess what you have learned.
The theory in the course is practically demonstrated by the use of specific design examples that walk you through each step of the design process using case studies and examples. You learn as you design with practical content that is derived from real world applications. The material is put together specifically with the intention to give you the information you need for the "How-To's" of your aquaponics project and covers more than many of the 2-3 day long workshops offered for a fraction of the price.
This course contains materials derived from aquaculture and hydroponics literature in addition to design parameters developed by Urbanspace Aquaponics. This course might be a good fit for you if you:
Are looking to design and build your own aquaponics facility based on the UVI model.
Want to get a solid understanding of how aquaponics functions and how you can master all aspects of aquaponics design
Are tired of searching the internet for answers in so many different places?
This is an advanced level course that explores and breaks down all aspect of designing and building a small commercial aquaponics facility discussing in detail the materials required, component sourcing, component sizing, system ratios, and parameters used in developing both the aquaculture and hydroponic component of aquaponics. Although, there is no prerequisite for this course it is highly recommended that the Aquaponics Farming & Gardening + Design Case Study course is taken before enrolling in this course.
This course does not include video instructions on assembling an aquaponics set up, it discusses the engineering aspects of designing and materials required in building a system. This course also does not discuss backyard system design in any greater detail.
Who this course is for:
- Aquaponics farmers
- Aquaponics hobbyist
- Aquaponics enthusiasts
Ahmed is the founder of Urbanspace Aquaponics which designed, built and operated a commercial aquaponics facility located in Vancouver, BC. with over 2,500 sqft of growing space producing over 3000 vegetables a week.
Ahmed, holds a Master's degree in environmental engineering and has a background in private and government consulting. As an environmental consultant Ahmed tackled critical environmental issues facing governments and the private sector related to water management. Inspired by the potential of aquaponics to become the future of sustainable agriculture Ahmed decided to forgo his engineering career and became a full-time farmer. After successfully selling the aquaponics farm Ahmed now teaches, designs and build aquaponic farms for his clients in North America, Africa and India.
Ahmed believes aquaponics and similar technologies will drive the evolution of food production in the 21st century. With food scarcity becoming a pressing global issue and land becoming a dwindling resource, aquaponics offers a solution that could change the way we think about food production.