Before and After Photos – 40 Days Growth in a Portable Farm

Before and After Photos – 40 Days Growth in a Portable Farm
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

BIB VISTA This small Portable Farms® Aquaponics System feeds TEN adults . . . FOREVER.
This greenhouse is 16′ x 33′ (528 square feet) and contains 264 square feet of Grow Tray space.

PFAS LLC  is proud to show you Before and After Photos highlighting the 40-day progress of our Portable Farms® Aquaponics System constructed in our Experimental and Research Center in San Diego, California.

Because of improvements in our seed choices, planting methods and technology, our farm is exploding with fresh food after only 40 days. The 450 tilapia fish in this system know our voices and ‘frenzy’ when we walk into the farm (a good sign because a happy fish eats well and POOPS A LOT and that’s the fertilizer for our plants). In case you didn’t know it, the Aquaponists’ Daily Prayer is, “PRAY FOR POOP.”

BEFORE: Gravel Grow Trays in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System with Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems before planting

AFTER: 40 Days After Planting with Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. Many green leafy organic vgetables are already READY TO HARVEST and other blooming plants already have blossoms and are ready to produce organic fruit or vegetables after only 40 days (such as tomatoes, peppers, green beans, zucchini, and cucumbers). Portable Farms grow enormous amounts of healthy, organic, nutritious food in small spaces.


One single leaf of an organic zucchini plant measured after 40 days of growth in Gravel Grow Tray = 10.5 inches wide

Height of the same organic zucchini plant (above) after 40 days growth in a Gravel Grow Tray = 20.5 inches tall

Organic India Mustard plant (a spicy lettuce) after 40 days in the Gravel Grow Trays = 19 inches tall

Organic Cos Romaine Lettuce after 40 days of growth in a Gravel Grow Tray = 12.5 inches tall

We’re growing a variety of organic seeds in each of these categories in this farm:

  • Basil
  • Green Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cucumbers
  • Over 100 varieties of Lettuce
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Dozens of varieties of tomatoes
  • India Mustard
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Long Green Beans
  • Dozens of varieties of Asian greens
  • Pak Choi
  • Kale
  • Eggplant
  • A variety of herbs

 

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

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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.

 

Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics

Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

greenhouselightsatnightThe Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are ideally designed for community aquaponics growing.

One acre of land can accommodate four Portable Farms® modules that grow 320,000 vegetables and 92,000 pounds of fish which will feed 960 people all the food they need to be healthy FOREVER. Plus, it only takes 12 people to operate a full acre.

Most large aquaponics installations are designed on the ‘Virgin Island model.’ They are a raft system using a single large fish tank, heavy-duty pumps and filters, and long-shallow grow tanks where the rafts are gradually pushed from one end to the other as the plants mature. By moving the plants several times as they mature, the actual yield-per-square-foot of surface area is very high.

Let’s look at how the raft systems are designed: 

  • The fish tank(s) is very large, often thousands of gallons and the water is moved constantly by a single heavy duty pump from the fish tank to some sort of bio filter or filtration system.
  • The water often goes through an aeration system because the water flowing to the plants growing in the rafts need to have a very high oxygen content in the water for their roots or they will die.
  • The water is then returned to the fish tank with the nutrients stripped out and depleted in oxygen.

The weak points of this type of system are as follows:

  • There is a single large pump the controls the water flow out of the fish tank and if it fails, the fish die
  • The water at the end of the grow tanks needs to be lifted back up into the fish tank, this involves more pumping and the pumps can fail
  • The bio filter must be cleaned daily, or the waste will overwhelm the system and poison the plants
  • The plants are handled several times, first planted in some type of pot or medium, transplanted to a wider spacing, transplanted at least once more to their final raft and finally harvested
  • The system requires a very large amount of water to start and consumes large amounts of water because the fish tank is open on top and evaporation is taking place
  • The filtration system has also exposed the water to the air and evaporation takes place
  • Only small leafy vegetables can be raised in this system (mostly lettuce and basil)
  • The raft system works, and it works very well. It requires more water, more power and more labor to operate than the medium-based systems (gravel grow beds).

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use a fill and drain, medium based system. Here is how this system works:

  • grow tray 2013aEach module is a standalone system with the fish tank, clarifier and grow tray working together
  • There is no limit to the number of modules in an installation (example, 30 modules fit into a 10,000 sq foot greenhouse)
  • The maximum amount of water in each tank is 400 gallons
  • The maximum number of fish in each tank is 400
  • The ‘bio filter’ is in two parts, the clarifier and the huge gravel bed. The clarifier only needs to be cleaned every two to four months and the gravel NEVER needs to be cleaned
  • The water is lifted one time (requiring electricity) using a small pump and the rest of the time it is flowing downhill back to the fish tank (gravity and flow)
  • The plants are handled three times. For greens, the seeds are planted into inert cubes, the seedlings/cubes are planted into the gravel and then at harvest time the entire plant is removed
  • Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, peas and other flowering plants can be grow in great quantities and harvested over time
  • Two full time employees are required for each 10,000 sq ft installation and most of their time is taken up with harvesting and planting, not moving and transplanting seedlings
  • IF the electrical power fails to the entire system, it is designed so well that the fish will survive 12 full hours without aeration and the plants can go a full 24 hours on the residual water in the gravel. That is a HUGE safety factor
  • If an individual pump fails it has no effect on the rest of the installation, only that particular module
  • Not transplanting is required

The differences are also reflected in the water and electrical usage:

  • A raft system uses over 15 times as much water initially, and requires four-to-ten-times as much makeup water as the PFAS commercial installation.
  • The raft system has more than one single point of failure and the PFAS has no single point of failure for an installation only in each module.
  • The electrical power requirements are four to six times higher in the raft system compared to the fill and drain medium based systems.

Bottom line: Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are ideally designed for community aquaponics growing. One acre of land can accommodate four Portable Farms® that grow 320,000 vegetables and 92,000 pounds of fish which will feed 960 people all the food they need to be healthy FOREVER. Plus, it only takes 8 people to operate a full acre. For more information on the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems contact us today.


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

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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.

 

Community Aquaponics: A Good Investment

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


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.


greenhouse largeCan you invest 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 half-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.

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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

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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.

 

Become a Millionaire on One Acre with Aquaponics

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Become a Millionaire on One Acre with Aquaponics 

– by Colle Davis, Phil Estes and Phyllis Davis 


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Do you have questions about the aquaponics course or the September 7-11 sale? Talk to Colle or Phyllis Davis LIVE in the Chat Box (bottom right of your screen).
“I, Mother Nature, approve of aquaponics because it can grow food year round in any climate and it doesn’t impact my environment. WELL PLAYED  Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. LONG MAY YOU GROW.”  – Mother Nature
 . . . Make Mother Nature happy and grow your own food in aquaponics and become self-sustaining for the rest of your life.

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Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With an ROI (Return on Investment) of three to five years, and the possibility that by addressing a specific local market needed to produce a specialty crop such as kale, basil or bok choy, and reducing the ROI to less than two years, investors start to take notice. When a single commercial installation pencils out to yield a net-net in the low six figures and the output can match any wholesale supplier’s prices and still make money, serious investors take note.
Commercial aquaponics installations are not subject to the normal vulgarities of the stock market, derivatives markets, political upheaval, drought, electrical outages, heat waves, unusually hot or cold weather or even state-sponsored corruption.
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.
The most common request we receive from those would like to become commercial aquaponics farmers is from people who already have the land and want to begin to cover it in aquaponics installations, BUT they do not have the money to make the initial large investment.
One acre of flat, level land covered with four Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems can make you a millionaire and with an ongoing income of over $300,000 from the full acre per year NET. To fund this size operation all at one time requires approximately US$1.2Million.
Here are several scenarios that demonstrate how to achieve this level of success is stages over time.
Your personal situation will obviously differ from these specific instances, but you can use these scenarios as examples and then adjust them for your unique situation.

 

Assumptions:

  • Land cost is not a factor – meaning the land is owned or leased at a low rate already
  • You have access to $200,000 of capital or the ability to borrow that much
  • Hard work is not a problem
  • Marketing is a passion and a way of life for you
  • You or your partners have successfully operated a growing business for more than 5 years
  • You are willing to invest the time to prepare a quality business plan before you begin.

 


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Five Suggested Scenarios and Options for Beginning your Aquaponics Business  

First Scenario: You already own the land and it has access to electricity and water and it is mostly flat and level.  While solar power and well water are options, they come with additional costs. This land is located near your potential markets for selling your food, and you do not have the investment capital to begin the project. Currently, your land is not paying you anything in return but you are paying taxes on it, and there are other normal expenses that you incur by owning it.
(Brace yourself, this suggestion may hurt . . . )
Sell enough of your land to fund the first acre or even the first 10,000 sq. ft. aquaponics installation. That way, it is your money you are investing in your own aquaponics business and you are paying yourself back with interest. For example, the ‘average’ size of currently owned acreage of those we have talked with, is 10 to 12 acres (the range is from 2 acres to several thousand acres). If a portion of this land was sold, even most of it, the project could be at least partially funded from the proceeds.
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Second Scenario:  Refinance the land and use the proceeds to build the first aquaponics installation(s). This may or may not please your banker, but he will enjoy being paid back in a few years.
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Third Scenario:
Find some partners to fund the installation of the aquaponics installation on your land. Be the ‘land guy’ and be willing to structure the deal so you are the last to be paid off. After all, it is your land and the installation is on your property and it will be producing income far into the future. You may even want to structure the deal to pay off your partners in total, first, and then you will continue to receive all the income for yourself.
 
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Fourth Scenario:
You don’t own the land but you know someone who does own it, and you are willing to do all the work to make this project happen. Ask them for permission for you to use one acre of their land for aquaponics installations for a piece of the action. In layman’s terms this means they receive some of the profits. Approach several other investors to fund the installations and then you would provide the hard work of operating the commercial aquaponics system. This is the hardest scenario to accomplish UNLESS you have a proven track record running businesses.
 
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Fifth Scenario:
Find a number of existing greenhouses in your area that you can lease and then install the Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Modules to fit the greenhouse(s). Then use this installation to generate the capital needed to finance the expansion of additional units on your unused property. The upfront cost of doing this is a fraction of the cost of building from scratch.
Okay, enough with the options, let’s get down to the numbers.
 

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  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. greenhouse structure, just the building, NOT the PFAS Technology, has an initial capital cost of US$130,000 to US$230,000 (depending on the cost of the greenhouse you choose) but does not include the land/property costs
  • A single 10,000 sq. ft. facility can hold approximately 30 Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Modules costing from $80,000 to $100,000, installed
  • The ROI can be from 2 to 4 years depending on your markets and the crops you choose to grow and sell
  • Payroll for two full time employees to operate a single commercial PFAS Unit (30 modules)
  • The Net-Net for this example is US$100,000 per year
  • Four PFAS Units (120 modules) are needed to be a millionaire
  • Four PFAS Units will require approximately US$1,000,000 of initial investment.

chef proud 2To start, do your homework, complete your marketing survey, talk to the casino, high-end restaurant and resort hotel chefs to see how much of their weekly produce they are willing to buy from you. Talk to at least TEN chefs, add the numbers of different vegetables they are requesting together, divide by two (this gives you the built-in expansion for your business) and design your installation to fulfill that amount of produce by the end of your first year of production.

Yep, it’s a LOT of hard work, focus, yours and/or other people’s money and a dedication to bringing the finest food on the planet to your market that can make you a millionaire is a few short years. You actually have to do the work to get there. PFAS LLC’s Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems technology is one way to have fun in the process.

Commercial aquaponics programs will change the face of aquaponics, make their investors very happy, create jobs for thousands of people and equally important, provide the highest quality, locally grown food for the growing middle class around the world. The technology of aquaponics, especially as a viable alternative to long-food-miles groceries is finally becoming a part of mainstream thinking. As the acceptance of aquaponics moves from fringe idea to proven commercial production, there has been a profound shift in those who are interested in applying the technology and how they are affecting the industry. Now the moneyed people (read serious investors), the visionaries with immense deep pocket connections and the people who can make a difference in the world are stepping into the arena to be serious players.

Aquaponics is at least 4,700 years old and has been practiced in various forms in many places in the world, especially where population pressures were high and the land was limited in some fashion. Maximizing the nutrient stream is critically important when land is restricted. The use of animal’s waste to encourage the growth of aquatic plants and animals is an elegant solution to a waste water management problem. Modern aquaponics offers a locally based, extremely high yield, food production facility that also provides permanent full time jobs for semi-skilled workers. When a concentration of modern aquaponics installations occurs, an increasingly sophisticated and broader administrative function is required to run them effectively. Another benefit of these installations is the creation of many secondary jobs. These additional jobs normally add four to seven additional local positions in the support function businesses.


Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
(Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013)

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Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

 


 

Yearly Production From Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

(Utility Patent Application Filed December 24, 2013)

A 100′ x 100′ ( 30m x 30m) unit produces 80,000 vegetables and 23,000 pounds (10,400 kg) of fish
A 24′ x 46′ (7.3m x 14m) unit produces 8,600 vegetables and 1,156 pounds (524 kg) of fish
A 10′ x 20′ ( 3m x 6m) unit produces 1,100 vegetables and 400 pounds (180 kg) of fish 

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This small Portable Farms© Aquaponics System with 3 separate  24′ grow trays feeds 10 people year round and requires less than 10 minutes a care of day: 1) plant, 2) harvest, 3) feed the fish. REPEAT. Easy.

 

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor. Phyllis is President of PFAS LLC and is also the Dean of Aquaponics University.  To see Phyllis Davis and get to know her and see her knowledge and passion for aquaponics, view her 8-minute YouTube Video of her award winning presentation (Second Prize) at an inventors contest in Southern California.

findusonfacebookTo view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

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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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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.

 


Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are the most efficient commercial aquaponics systems in the world.

Price for course: US$2,500.00 – After completing the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© satisfactorily, we will ship you the Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System to feed your family FOREVER. The Portable Farms® Kit is included in the price of the course.

BUY NOW BUTTON (BELOW) IS FOR $2,500. We accept MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Wire Transfers. If you’d prefer, you may call us to give us your credit number over the phone: 800-906-0256 OR 800-952-6224. We also accept checks and money orders.

Shipping and postage are included to addresses in the US only, BUT for all order outside the US there is a US$140 shipping and handling charge. The entire Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© or the Portable Farms® Junior Course©, Sections A-Z, must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months from the date of enrollment in order to qualify for graduation or the Portable Farms® Kit.




Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

View a  2 minute video clip of the interior of 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

This small 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (in above video) feeds ten people the table vegetables and protein (tilapia) the food they need for optimal health – forever in 528 sq ft total space and 264 square ft grow space. 

LEARN MORE! CLICK HERE.

  • Portable Farms® grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures
  • Without the use of any pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones 
  • Portable Farms® use 95% less water than traditional agricultural methods
  • Portable Farms® use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Portable Farms® provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source to maintain optimal health
  • Three people can operate one-quarter of an acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 240 people forever. Twelve people can operate one acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 1,000 people forever
  • Portable Farms® can be operated by semi-skilled labor and people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Greens grown in Portable Farms® can be harvested in as few as 28 days after installation and continue producing forever
  • Portable Farms® feed families, communities, cities, countries and the world.

tokyo bekana colleColle Davis holding Butter Head Lettuce grown in 36 days.

Phyllis Davis was awarded Second Prize after presenting Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems to the San Diego Inventors Forum’s Annual Inventors Contest. View 8 minute presentation on YouTube video above.

 


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Backyard Aquaponics for Feeding YOUR Family

Feed Your Family with Aquaponics: CLICK HERE.

Build Your Aquaponics Close to Your Kitchen: CLICK HERE.

Let’s Talk About Greenhouses for Your Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

The Cost and Materials for an Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

Operations for your Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics is FUN & EASY!: CLICK HERE.


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Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Start Small and Grow Large – CLICK HERE.

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Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE]

It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System!

  • Let us teach you how to grow healthy fish and vegetables so you can become increasingly self-sustaining.
  • You can learn everything you need to know about building your own aquaponics system and growing healthy food by taking our FUN and easy-to-follow email-correspondence course.
  • Most students complete our course in a few days and then we ship you a Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own system.
  • What’s in the Portable Farms® Kit? It’s listed in the FREE PRICE LIST (right top column on every page of this website.)

Fish poop alone is NOT enough.

Stop adding chemicals to your aquaponics system and use a sprinkle of mineral rock dust instead! The fish LOVE IT.

FF (Fish Friendly) Mineral Rock Dust provides MORE blossoms and IMPROVED flavor for all blooming plants and enhances the SIZE and flavor of all your green plants.

Lack of sufficient trace elements in fish waste is one of the key reasons aquaponics has been slow to commercialize. UNTIL NOW. Portable Farms® Announces FF (Fish Friendly) Mineral Rock Dust for use in your aquaponics or hydroponics systems for healthier and better TASTING greens and blooming plants.

portable-farms-tomatoes-2Fish waste alone does NOT produce ENOUGH iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium to raise blooming plants that continually produce ongoing blossoms for growing certain varieties of blooming plants in aquaponics. Portable Farms® now offers a chemical free, 100% natural solution that safely adds iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium and other trace elements to your system for successful growing in your aquaponics or hydroponic system and it’s FISH SAFE.  For more information about FF Mineral Rock Dust and Q & A’s: CLICK HERETo order FF Mineral Rock Dust ($19.95 per five pounds plus shipping): CLICK HERE.

These large DELICIOUS tomatoes were a direct result of using FF Mineral Rock Dust.

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

 

Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms, holding a 20.5 pound head of Bok Choy grown in 45 days.

Colle Davis, Inventor, Portable Farms, holding a 20.5 pound head of Bok Choy grown in 45 days.

portable-farms-green interior-3The kale and butterhead lettuce were planted about 35 days ago. The tall basil plants (25″ today) were planted 50 days ago. The cucumbers and tomatoes (background) were planted 62 days ago. We ask you . . . have you ever grown plants as quickly, or as healthy, or as GREEN as the ones in this photo? We wish you were here for lunch, we would serve you a salad you would never forget!

If you are an investor and you’d like to know more about becoming a distributor or dealer for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, please read these two important articles: 1) Dealerships, 2) Distributorships for Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems.

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

One Portable Farms® Kit provides you with the technology to build one Portable Farms® Module which feeds 8 people FOREVER. One Portable Farms® Module requires less than 10 minutes of care per day to plant, harvest and feed the fish.

This is a simple diagram of a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

This is a simple diagram of one module a Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems capable of feeding 8 people FOREVER.

What IS Aquaponics?©

To read the entire article, “What IS Aquaponics?©” CLICK HERE.

portable-farms-tilapia1Aquaponics is the growing of fish or other aquatic animals, along with land plants in a controlled environment, to maximize the use of the energy and nutrients in the system in order to harvest the greatest amount of vegetables and fish protein from the system.

The word aquaponics comes from words aquaculture, which is the cultivation of fish or other aquatic animals, and the word hydroponics, where plants are grown in a sterile medium or completely in water. By combining the fish, water and plants, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use an integrated environment to produce vegetables and fish in a small space using very little water.

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

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Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

View a  2 minute video clip of the interior of 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

This small 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (in above video) feeds ten people the table vegetables and protein (tilapia) the food they need for optimal health – forever in 528 sq ft total space and 264 square ft grow space.

  • Portable Farms® grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures
  • Without the use of any pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones 
  • Portable Farms® use 95% less water than traditional agricultural methods
  • Portable Farms® use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Portable Farms® provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source to maintain optimal health
  • Three people can operate one-quarter of an acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 240 people forever. Twelve people can operate one acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 1,000 people forever
  • Portable Farms® can be operated by semi-skilled labor and people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Greens grown in Portable Farms® can be harvested in as few as 28 days after installation and continue producing forever
  • Portable Farms® feed families, communities, cities, countries and the world.

“The number of people living in water-stressed countries is projected to climb from 500 million to three billion by 2025.” – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF IRRIGATION: A REVIEW – Claudio O. Stockle – State of Washington Water Research Center Washington State University.

For more images of food grown in  Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, CLICK HERE.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems holding 8 heads of kale just harvested from a Portable Farm. The average height of these kale is 47". Monster kale!

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems holding 8 heads of kale just harvested from a Portable Farm. The average height of these kale is 47″. Monster kale! 

Fortune cookieEmail Correspondence Course!  READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE. 

In addition to the Aquaponics Training Course, graduates also receive the TECHNOLOGY that operates Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. 

This correspondence course takes approximately one o two weeks (one hour per day) to complete at your own pace. If you ARE interested in a backyard or a commercial aquaponics system, take our Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© FIRST, and upon satisfactory completion of the course, you WILL receive one Portable Farms Kit as part of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that feeds up to 8 people. The price for the correspondence Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© includes the entire assembly, operations and maintenance course, PLUS, it INCLUDES one Portable Farms Technology Kit – all for the price of $2,500. For those investing in a commercial aquaponics system (10,000 sq ft or more), there is a total refund of the $2,500 tuition fee.

READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE.

For our price list and further explanation: Provide your first name and email address in second box on the top right of this page entitled FREE EMAIL PRICE LIST to receive an INSTANTANEOUS PRICE LIST!

To view photos of food that is commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: CLICK HERE.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling tomatoes.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling zucchini.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling peppers.

Read about the Yield and Return on Investment for planting, growing and selling cucumbers.

Other Yield and Return Articles will Be Posted Soon for other crops.


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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics 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.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

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

Aquaponics Courses – Fun and Easy

Aquaponics Courses – Fun and Easy

UNCLE SAM

Email Correspondence Courses – Feed 2 or 200
The more Grow Tables you build, the more food you can grow and the more people you can feed.

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (utility patent application filed December 23, 2014)

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Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  (New Ebook)
-by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here – February 2015 – $39.95

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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LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

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.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – Ebook

Available February 26, 2015

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY – $69.95  – CLICK HERE.

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

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics 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.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


To view photos of food commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems: 
CLICK HERE.

If you’re interested in owning your own aquaponics system, your first goal is to select the size aquaponics system you’d like to operate for your own unique purposes. We always suggest to our customers that they learn how to successfully operate an aquaponics system and if it fits their needs THEN expand to multiple aquaponics modules (the sky’s the limit).

There are literally thousands of websites that can show you how to set up a small workable open-source backyard hobby-aquaponics systems without paying for the information. For those who are not able to purchase our systems, we suggest you START TODAY by working with online/open source information so you can learn about aquaponics and build your own farm. We also suggest you visit online aquaponics forums so you can ask questions you may have from other aquaponics enthusiasts. 

Take our email-correspondence course. It's fun. It's easy. It's GREAT information.

Take our email-correspondence course. It’s fun. It’s easy. It’s GREAT information.

1. Are you interested in a small backyard system so you can ‘get your hands wet’ and learn how to operate an aquaponics system? If so, then Portable Farms® Junior is your choice; Junior can be as small as 4′ x 8′ or 32 sq. ft. and will feed one person forever or will provide supplementary table vegetables or two people FOREVER. This same design for Portable Farms® Junior can also be expanded up to 5′ x 12′, 60 sq. ft. or 4′ x 16′ or 64 sq. ft. to feed two people FOREVER. Both the 5′ x 12′ and the 4′ x 16′ grow trays fit into a 10′ x 20′ footprint. The Portable Farms® Junior Course© is available as an online-email correspondence course.

2. Would you like a few aquaponics modules (each module feeds 8 people) so you can begin to sell the food you grow and then expand? If so, then take the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course© and learn  everything there is to know about aquaponics and begin to build modules.

3. Or, are you interested in the commercial side of aquaponics that raises and sells vegetables and fish to local markets in your area? You can begin at the top and install multi-acre commercial systems by taking the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course©.


The future of food production involves growing food in a controlled-environment greenhouse. By growing food in greenhouses, growers are no longer dependent on weather conditions (think climate change), and they can grow food year round, in any climate, and the grower doesn’t need to use harsh chemicals or pesticides to protect their plants.

A completed Portable Farms® Aquaponics System before the plants or the fish have been installed.

A completed Portable Farms® Aquaponics System before the seedlings or the small fish have been installed.

40 days after the fish and plants have been installed in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

40 days after the seedlings and the small fish have been installed in a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

 


farm 8 18 2012Backyard Aquaponics for Feeding YOUR Family

Feed Your Family with Aquaponics: CLICK HERE.

Build Your Aquaponics Close to Your Kitchen: CLICK HERE.

Let’s Talk About Greenhouses for Your Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

The Cost and Materials for an Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

Operations for your Aquaponics System: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics is FUN & EASY!: CLICK HERE.

The next step up is almost too easy; yes, you can sell the food you grow. The desire to ‘sell the excess’ is almost too good to pass up. Your neighbors and friends will be delighted to receive your excess bounty for free and a few of them will offer to pay for it. TAKE THE MONEY. It is your reward for being smart and focused on your business. Building a larger installation to house two or more Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems’ Modules makes the adventure into a real commercial aquaponics business. Starting with about twice as much money as noted above, a person can become a millionaire is less than ten years.

  To view photos of food commonly grow in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems:  CLICK HERE.


 

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Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Start Small and Grow Large – CLICK HERE.

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Growing as You Grow – CLICK HERE

Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business – Growing the Business – CLICK HERE.

What IS Aquaponics?

What IS Aquaponics?©
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Portable Farms® Modular Aquaponics Systems
(utility patent application filed December 23, 2013) 

Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture using less water, less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

Aquaponics has been explored for several decades as a possible solution to the foregoing environmental, energy and food shortage problems.  Aquaponics combines the art of growing aquatic animals (fish), known as aquaculture, with the modern technology of hydroponics in which plants are grown without soil. In aquaponics, fish and plants are grown together in an integrated closed loop re-circulating system with a very low rate of water usage or water loss due to evaporation. This symbiotic relationship between the fish and the growing plants is the goal of aquaponics by creating a sustainable ecosystem in which both fish and plants can thrive and as a result, produces safe, fresh protein and healthy vegetables.

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Tilapia in Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

 To work efficiently, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems require ‘warm water, fresh water fish’ of some kind to provide the essential waste and their nutrients for your plants. Generally, aquaponics systems use warm-water fish instead of cold-water fish (like trout) because the plants don’t like the cold water.

Aquaponics is the growing of fish, or other water-based animals, along with land plants in a controlled environment, to maximize the use of the energy and nutrients in the system in order to harvest the greatest amount of vegetables and fish protein from the system.

Tilapia in a Portable Farms Aquaponic System

Tilapia in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System

 

The word aquaponics comes from words aquaculture, which is the cultivation of fish or other `water- based animals, and the word hydroponics, where plants are grown in a sterile medium or completely in water.

By combining the fish, water and plants, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems use an integrated environment to produce vegetables and fish in very small space, with very little water.

Aquaponics has its roots in ancient China and parts of the aquaponics system were developed in other areas of the world where high concentrations of people lived who were observant of the relationships that existed naturally in their environment.

 

 

In China, farmers knew that land livestock waste could be added to their fields or ponds to increase production of vegetables and fruit bearing plants. They also noticed that different fish had different tolerances to the level of land-animal waste in their water. For example too much pig or chicken waste caused many fish to die (the modern explanation for this is lack of oxygen) so they were careful about balancing their system for maximum yield and minimum fish loss.These Chinese farmers were able to refine their systems so they could grow chickens in pens above pigs, (with the waste dropping through along with any spilled food) who were in a pen over a pond with carp in it, and then the water flowed to another pond with other less tolerant fish such as catfish, and perhaps other aquatic animals and certainly other water plants were grown and harvested. These systems were so called flow-through systems, meaning that water was used once through the ponds, and then released to the local paddies, streams, lakes or ocean. The sludge from the bottom of the ponds was used on the fields and some of the water was used in the paddies for fertilizer before it was released.

dry-riverbedIn the twenty-first century, the world faces an environmental crisis, issues related to climate change (drought and flooding as well as record-setting heat waves) and an energy crisis. In addition, many parts of the world face severe food shortages. Twentieth century agricultural techniques have harmed the environment and consume an inordinate amount of energy and water. Many countries lack the large amounts of arable land and water needed to sustain growing human populations. Developed nations use large amounts of pesticides and artificial fertilizers to grow their grains, fruits, and vegetables. At the same time, they use huge amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel to power their farm machinery, large amounts of electricity to process their food, and enormous amounts of fuel to deliver the processed food to grocery stores. The raising of farm animals, particularly cattle and swine, is notoriously inefficient in terms of the amount of land and energy required to raise corn and other animal feed for each pound of protein produced.

UN reports tell us that in 2012, for the 6th time in an eleven-year span, the world will eat more food than it produces. With 7 billion people in the world now and the expanding population growth of the projected 9.3 billion in 2050, there must be a shift towards vegetarianism and the option for farm-raised fish as a protein source for many, and a shift away from meat heavy diets, but this will take time. Growing crops to feed cattle, pigs, lamb or sheep take up more land and emit more greenhouse gases than producing crops for direct human consumption. In the 21st Century, food production accounts for up to 29 percent of man-made greenhouse gasses; twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from traditional ‘dirt’ methods of farming.

Many areas of the world, such as California, require elaborate and expensive aqueducts and irrigation systems to deliver potable water to farming regions. A tremendous amount of fresh water evaporates or is otherwise wasted with conventional farming methods. Third world countries often lack the financial resources, arable land and technology to produce sufficient food, and in particular enough protein to maintain the health of their human populations. There are also health concerns raised by humans consuming pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and hormones in chicken, pork and beef. Wild birds and animals are adversely affected by pesticide and fertilizer. Local waters (ponds, rivers, and streams) are also polluted by the runoff from the pesticides and fertilizers used for local growing.

Therefore, there is a need to promote a new “green” method of farming around the world for ‘locally grown food’ in any region to produce healthier food that requires far less land and water, and at the same time, is environmentally friendly:

•             Eliminates the need or use of artificial chemicals

•             Provides sustainability for people locally

•             Substantially reduces energy consumption for planting, harvesting and shipping food, and greenhouse gas emissions.

•             Also, provides jobs for local people strengthening the local economy.

farmnewsletter aquaponicsAquaponics has been explored for several decades as a possible solution to the foregoing environmental, energy and food shortage problems.  Aquaponics combines the art of growing aquatic animals (fish), known as aquaculture, with the modern technology of hydroponics in which plants are grown without soil. In aquaponics, fish and plants are grown together in an integrated closed loop re-circulating system with a very low rate of water usage or water loss due to evaporation. The fish waste (effluent) produced by the fish is delivered from the fish tank to a settling tank to remove the heavy ‘waste’ and then sent to the grow trays to provide a food source for growing plants in the gravel and the plants provide a natural filter for the water that keeps the fish healthy. This symbiotic relationship between the fish and the growing plants is the goal of aquaponics by creating a sustainable ecosystem in which both fish and plants can thrive and as a result, produces safe, fresh protein and healthy vegetables.

Aquaponics systems heretofore developed have not met with widespread success. Previously, aquaponics systems have been complex and labor intensive to operate, difficult to construct because to date, there has been no standard design that has proven itself to be easy to operate, and they are often poorly constructed with inferior materials requiring constant attention to leaks, challenges for disposal of the fish waste, and careful maintenance of pH levels, micronutrient depletion and water temperature. They have also been expensive in terms of the pumps and other electrical equipment required. In addition, prior aquaponics systems have been difficult to maintain and are prone to catastrophic system failures such as death of the fish and plants due to design flaws in the actual aquaponics system.

PFAS LLC and Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems have evaluated and resolved the major stumbling blocks (mentioned above) to such a degree that they can be successfully operated by semi-skilled labor to produce healthy vegetables and fish to sustain families, communities and countries.

The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems duplicate what nature has been doing for billions of years. The water, containing the fish waste, is pumped out of the fish tanks to a settling tank, where the solids settle to the bottom of the tank while the nutrient-rich water then flows, by gravity, through a series of trays where the plants are growing, and then back into the fish tanks. The small amount of separated fish-waste water in the settling tank is drained off at regular intervals, and can be used to fertilize crops such as trees, ornamentals or lawns. The cycle of the water flowing through the system repeats itself several times each day. Some make-up water has to be added at regular intervals to compensate for the water used in the settling tank cleaning, and for the water used by the plants for growth (transpiration). And, that’s how the system works. Simple, elegant and with very little energy to produce high quantities of locally grown food.

LEARN FROM US: Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©.

Privacy Policy for and all affiliated websites related to PFAS LLC

Privacy Policy for PFAS LLC and all affiliated websites related to Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, http://portablefarms.com and Aquaponics University – http://aquaponicsuniversity.com .

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our intellectual property rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: Creative Commons License (Note, we’ve decided to make this privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome use and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure there are references to us, Colle Davis, Phyllis Davis and to PFAS LLC from you, and if you we’d appreciate a link to WordPress.com, that’s where we got this, somewhere on your site. They spent a lot of money and time on the below and other people shouldn’t need to do the same.)

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team at EMAIL.

PFAS LLC operates several websites including http://portablefarms.com , http://mycoach.com  and http://aquaponicsuniversity.com and others to be added. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

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Like most website operators, we non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PFAS LLC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PFAS LLC’s visitors use our website. From time to time, PFAS LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

PFAS LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. PFAS LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the PFAS LLC’s websites choose to interact with Colle Davis and Phyllis Davis and PFAS LLC in ways that require PFAS LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PFAS LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog, member site and newsletter at WordPress.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with PFAS LLC by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example, are asked to provide additional information, furthermore, information is necessary for the sale of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and it is necessary to gather personal and financial information required to process sales transactions. In each case, PFAS LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PFAS LLC. PFAS LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

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PFAS LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, PFAS LLC may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. PFAS LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, PFAS LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

PFAS LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PFAS LLC’s behalf or to provide services available at PFAS LLC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Portable Farms® Ltd’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PFAS LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, PFAS LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when PFAS LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PFAS LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a PFAS LLC website and have supplied your email address, PFAS LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PFAS LLC and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. PFAS LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

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Although most changes are likely to be minor, PFAS LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at PFAS LLC’s sole discretion. PFAS LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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Disclaimer for PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University

Disclaimer for PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University

This disclaimer covers any and all claims, products, services and programs offered by the websites http://portablefarms.comhttp://aquaponicsuniversity.com or any other website owned by or affiliated with PFAS LLC.

Any modification to, or deviations from, the recommended suggestions made on any of the websites that this disclaimer is posted on or stated in the End User Licensing Agreement absolves PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University and affiliated companies from any and all claims resulting in reduced output or production.

Please note. After purchasing the Aquaponics University Course, a user may ask for and receive a full refund of their tuition until they have received one or more of the Sections of the coursework (including Sections A, B and C) of Aquaponics University’s  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©. At that point, after receiving the email containing even one section of the Course Material, there will be no refund due because the user has received a portion of our Patent Pending (utility patent application filed December 23, 2013) Intellectual Property and that information has proven value and benefits contained in that information.

The entire Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© or the Portable Farms® Junior Course©, Sections A-Z, must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months from the date of enrollment in order to qualify for graduation or the Portable Farms® Kit.

Disclaimer:

The instructions contained in the Aquaponics University Course are designed to be presented to create a working Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems that operates correctly and successfully as stated in our literature as soon as it is completed and turned on. Any deviations regarding design layout, size of Grow Table or Fish Tank, height of grow tray, depth of Grow Tables or Fish Tank, fish-stocking rate, PVC diameter and connections, placement within a structure with recommendations for air flow, protection from weather elements and insects, recommendation for size of air pumps and siphon pump, timing for the pumping systems or any other nonstandard installation changes will void any and all guarantees and warranties. If there are any deviations to these and other specifications covered in the Aquaponics University course, there will be no follow up support forthcoming.

If any problems that arise with a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System that has been built to the specifications in the Aquaponics University course, when you contact PFAS LLC, please include .jpg images* and complete written descriptions of the ‘problem’ so we can contact you with help in solving any issues you may have for moving your project forward.

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Furthermore, if the user/operator ignores suggested and recommended structural and building recommendations, they do so at their own peril and void any expressed or implied warranties. Deviation from recommend acclimatized greenhouse structure, fish tank stocking levels, fish feeding recommendations, planting density, harvesting of fish or vegetables, crop choices and the addition of any harsh chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or any other non-organic substance immediately voids any and all warranties written or implied for projected production levels.

Any issues that arise that are not covered in the Assembly Manual, Operations Manual or Guide to Growing Healthy Plants are to be documented by photos, included with a full explanation of the alleged problem and forwarded by email to PFAS LLC at cdavis@portablefarms.com. Explanations of problems must also include test results provided by third parties, at owner’s expense.

Each Owner and/or License Holder must adhere to all local, state, and country agricultural and fisheries, environmental and water quality laws and regulations concerning where they place and operate their Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Unit(s).

Paying clients for Aquaponics University may ask for and receive a full refund of their tuition up until they receive one or more of the sections of the Aquaponics University  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© . Once any of the Course Materials have been provided by email to the customer, no refund of any amount will be refunded because the user has received protected intellectual property and gained benefits from the Course Materials.

We have the right to change these terms as posted on our websites for current users and License Holders.

Production results are based on many factors. The stated production levels are good faith estimates and reflect the production levels achieved at the PFAS LLC Units. Each installation faces unique challenges and PFAS LLC have designed the systems to be adaptable across a very wide range of conditions. If owner(s)/operators of a Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems do not adhere to the stated recommendations and requirements such as using a properly constructed climatically adapted structure per PFAS LLC guidelines, then they accept full responsibility for any differences in product output.

Commercial Portable Farms® Aquaponics system units and installations must be operated by Certified Operators who have been trained and certified by Aquaponics University and passed the qualification tests to become certified to operate the PFAS installation. They must be able to present their credentials upon request. Having Operators who are not properly trained and Certified will make null and void any expressed or implied warranties or guarantee of equipment.

Use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals including your accountant, lawyer or professional adviser, before acting on this or any information. Users of PFAS LLC’s products, services and web sites are advised to do their own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and all information, products, and services that have been provided should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals. The information, products, and services offered on PFAS LLC’s websites should be carefully considered and evaluated, before reaching a business decision, on whether to rely on them.

You agree that our company PFAS LLC is not responsible for the success or failure of your business decisions relating to any information presented by our website and PFAS LLC and products or services.

We make every effort to ensure that the products offered by PFAS LLC, and affiliate companies to the public are accurately represented. As with any business, your results may vary, and will be based on your individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and level of commitment to following instructions. There are no guarantees concerning the level of success you may or may not experience. Any examples used are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on their background, dedication, desire and motivation.

We cannot guarantee your future results and/or success. There are unknown risks in business and such factors as weather conditions and market forces that we cannot foresee that could reduce results. We are not responsible for your actions.

The use of the PFAS LLC’s information, products and services should be based on your own due diligence and you agree that PFAS LLC is not liable for any success or failure of your business that is directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our information, products and services.

If you think this product is a magic pill that will make you money without any effort, please do not buy it. You or your Operators will be required to put forth effort to learn how to operate the system and actually do the work recommended by PFAS LLC on a daily basis to operate the Units.

Production disclaimer from PFAS LLC – one more time

Every effort has been made to accurately represent these products and services and their potential. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of production or earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person/operator using our products, ideas and techniques.

Any and all forward-looking statements here or on any of PFAS LLC’s websites or sales material are intended to express our opinion of earnings or production potential. Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or that of anyone else, in fact no guarantees are made that you will achieve any results from our ideas and techniques in our material(s).

If you don’t understand and accept this disclaimer, please do not buy the products or services available at http://portablefarms.comhttp://aquaponicsuniversity.com on any other related websites belonging to PFAS LLC or any affiliated companies.

 

Colle Davis, CEO/Managing Partner, PFAS LLC

Phyllis Davis, President/Managing Partner, PFAS LLC

 

 

Terms of Service – PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University

Terms of Service – PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University

The following terms and conditions govern all use of theportablefarms.com and aquaponicsuniversity.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website through PFAS LLC. These Websites are owned and operated by Colle Davis and Phyllis Davis.

These Websites are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Colle Davis, PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Colle Davis, PFAS LLC and Aquaponics University (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by PFAS LLC, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available to any and all individuals.

The entire Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© or the Portable Farms® Junior Course©, Sections A-Z, must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months from the date of enrollment in order to qualify for graduation or the Portable Farms® Kit.

1. Your contributions to the portablefarms.com and aquaponicsuniversity.com website. If you create a comment or contribute to these Websites, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and PFAS LLC may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause PFAS LLC liability. You must immediately notify PFAS LLC of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. PFAS LLC will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, ‘Content’), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by PFAS LLC or otherwise.

By submitting Content to PFAS LLC for inclusion on your Website, you grant PFAS LLC a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, PFAS LLC will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, PFAS LLC has the right (though not the obligation) to, in PFAS LLC has sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in PFAS LLC’s reasonable opinion, violates any PFAS LLC’S policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in PFAS LLC’S sole discretion. PFAS LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Fees and Payment. Optional premium paid services such as extra storage, domain purchases or VIP hosting are available on the Website. By selecting a premium service you agree to pay PFAS LLC the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service (the payment terms for VIP hosting are described below). Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual period as indicated. Premium service fees are not refundable.

4. Subscription Services.

5. Responsibility of Website Visitors. PFAS LLC has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, PFAS LLC does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. PFAS LLC disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

6. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Portablefarms.com links, and that link to portablefarm.com. PFAS LLC does not have any control over those non-WordPress websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-WordPress website or webpage, PFAS LLC does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. PFAS LLC disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-WordPress websites and webpages.

7. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As PFAS LLC asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Portablefarms.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify PFAS LLC in accordance with PFAS LLC Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. PFAS LLC will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of PFAS LLC or others, and PFAS LLC may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, PFAS LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to PFAS LLC.

8. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from PFAS LLC to you any PFAS LLC or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with PFAS LLC, Portable Farms, WordPress, The Portable Farms logo and, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Portablefarms.com or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of PFAS LLC licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any PFAS LLC or third-party trademarks.

9. Changes. PFAS LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. PFAS LLC may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

10. Termination. PFAS LLC may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your PFAS LLC’s account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided ‘as is.’ PFAS LLC and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. PFAS LLC nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

12. Limitation of Liability. In no event will PFAS LLC, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to PFAS LLC under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. PFAS LLC shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

13. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the PFAS LLC Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

14. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless PFAS LLC, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

15. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between PFAS LLC and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of PFAS LLC, or by the posting by PFAS LLC of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Florida, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Florida. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Florida, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; PFAS LLC may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.