Investment / ROI


Like any business, there is an investment of money and time to get started in a commercial aquaponics venture. You need a good business plan, a proven system design and operation methods, a controlled environment for year round growing and long term grower support.

Starting an aquaponics business will cost dramatically less than a traditional farm because you don’t need much land and you don’t need massive farming equipment. But, there is still an investment.

The amount of the investment is directly proportional to the size of the operation.

What is the ROI?
Typically, you can assume a ROI (Return on Investment) of 3-4 years after you start the system.

We Supply Everything You Need

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® offers everything you need to get started and become successful in a commercial aquaponics venture.


Project Planning Service
Nelson and Pade, Inc.® offers Project Planning and design services to assist you in determining your startup costs and identifying your estimated ROI based on your location, infrastructure, crop choices, local labor and energy costs and marketing plan.

Proven Systems and Methods
Patented Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® with ZDEP® are highly efficient and dependable aquaponic systems that maximize production while eliminating waste.  All commercial Clear Flow Aquaponics Systems® come with detailed operation manuals and Standard Operating Procedures.

Comprehensive Training
The Aquaponics Master Class® and the Extended Stay Learning Program provide the knowledge and confidence needed to move forward in commercial aquaponics food production. Taught by experts and in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, these courses are comprehensive, well organized and fun!

Long Term Grower Support
The Nelson and Pade Grower Program helps aquaponic growers get off to a great start, continuously access valuable information and updates and creates recognition and networking opportunities for each grower in the program.  The Nelson and Pade Grower Program is available to aquaponic growers using Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®