300S Competition Comparison

The aquaponics systems, designed by NW Tilapia, is the result of years of trials and improvement.  Guaranteed to minimize the maintenance requirements of an aquaponics system, our customers can spend their time enjoying the fish production and vegetable growing aspects of the project, while not being overwhelmed with the need for maintaining water quality and cleaning media beds.  We hear about many failed attempts or lost interest in an aquaponics project, due to false information or claims made by individuals with a lack of knowledge.  Simply put, if your goal is to 1) achieve raising a large quantity of fish in a relatively small body of water (ie. 1lb of fish per 1 gallon of water), 2) be profitable (not costing you more than what you would pay for it in the supermarket), 3) not need to commit your entire work day to maintaining the system...then compare our system components with that of the one you have in mind to build or purchase.  Keep in mind that, if you are in an area that will require you to heat the water, total system water volume vs. total system production capability is a profit margin decider.  In our own early experiences, you will not achieve profitability with a IBC tote fish tank system, unless you live in a tropical region or have a free source of heat.

  NW Tilapia Nelson & Pade Cropking
System Model 300S F-5 AQUHILM01
Growout Tank (gallons) 300 110 200
Solids Separator Yes Yes No
Biofilter Yes Yes No
Growbed Total Size (Sq.Ft) 32 30 32
Tank Stand Material Metal Wood Wood/PVC Pipe
Estimated Yearly Fish Production (lbs.)* 300 110 200
Raft System Capable Yes Yes No
Flood/Drain Capable Yes Unknown Yes
Free Tech Support 4 hours Unknown No
Base Price $2,600.00 $2,995.00 $2,695.00
Crating Fee $0.00 $325.00 $0.00
Total Cost** $2,600.00 $3,320.00 $2,695.00



  NW Tilapia NW Tilapia Nelson & Pade
System Model 300D 300T Home Garden System
Growout Tanks (gallons) 600 900 200
Solids Separator Yes Yes Yes
Biofilter Yes Yes Yes
Growbed Total Size (Sq.Ft) 80 128 72
Tank Stand Material Metal Metal Wood
Estimated Yearly Fish Production (lbs.)* 600 900 215
Raft System Capable Yes Yes Yes
Flood/Drain Capable Yes Yes Unknown
Free Tech Support 6 hours 8 hours 4 hours
Base Price $4,200.00 $7,500.00 $6,895.00
Crating Fee $0.00 $0.00 $325.00
Total Cost** $4,200.00 $7,500.00 $7,220.00


*Displayed in pounds of whole fish (not fillets). Yearly fish production is based on raising Nile Tilapia. Production rates may vary, based on feeding program, feed type, and maintained water quality.

**Price does not include shipping.


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