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 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.

Systems and Support from Nelson and Pade, Inc.

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® offers the planning, systems, training, support and supplies 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 other online courses from Nelson and Pade, Inc.® provide the knowledge and confidence needed to move forward in commercial aquaponics food production. Taught by experts, these courses are comprehensive, well organized and fun!

Grower Support
The Nelson and Pade Grower Support Program helps aquaponic growers get off to a great start, with proven technical support and continuous access to the leaders of the industry, valuable information and updates and direct access to over 30 years of experience and success. The Nelson and Pade Grower Support Program is available to aquaponic growers, in their first year, using Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.