FTN AquaArt

Facility planning/construction

We are planning and building indoor recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) worldwide. Systems are built according to your personal specifications, location, and desired fish species. It is important to us that we accompany you during the whole process – from the planning through the construction, until the farm is running successfully. Due to our advanced RAS technology, running our farms is easy and efficient. Our self-developed system of state-of-the-art monitoring and control technology results in maximum production security. The energy and water demand are reduced to a minimum. The construction method allows for a salt or fresh water facility.

References

RAS components

Project flow

System

Fish species

Energy and water efficiency

Aquaponic

Impressions

REFERENCES


IM CHAPF

AddressChapf
6233 Büron
Switzerland
Clientfenaco Genossenschaft
Realisation2016 – 2017
Yearly productionca. 10 tons
Fish speciesPerch and pike perch
Type of constructionNew construction


ENDERLIN FISCH

AddressEspenstrasse
9220 Bischofszell
Switzerland
Clientprivate
Realisation2018
Yearly productionca. 20 tons
Fish speciesPerch
Type of constructionNew construction


TÖSSTALER ZANDER

AddressNiederdürstelenstrasse1
8494 Bauma
Switzerland
Clientprivate
Realisation2018
(under construction)
Yearly productionca. 8 – 10 tons
Fish speciesPike perch
Type of constructionReconstruction


FISCH VOM SÄGET

AddressSäget 4
6147 Altbüron
Switzerland
Clientprivate
Realisation2018
Yearly productionca. 6 tons
Fish speciesPerch
Type of constructionNew construction


ANAPARTNERS

AddressVe Žlíbku 1849/2A
9 Prag
Czech Republic
ClientAnapartners s.r.o.
Realisation2013
Yearly productionca. 20 tons
Fish speciesPike perch, perch, European catfish, sturgeon, etc.
Type of constructionNew construction


GARTIST

AddressIndustriestrasse 3
8606 Bubikon
Switzerland
ClientGartist GmbH and Klinova AG
Realisation2018
Yearly productionFish: 100 kg
Plants: two tanks
Fish speciesTilapia
Type of constructionNew construction aquaponic system

RAS components

Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) facilities generally consist of the following components:

  • Tanks
  • Mechanical filtration
  • Biological filtration
  • Pumps
  • Oxygen mixer
  • Sensor system with alerts
  • Denitrification
  • UV filtration

PROJECT FLOW

We accompany our customer during the whole process – from the planning to the construction until the successful running of the farm.

  1. Creation of a feasibility study
  2. Design offer according to order
  3. Pay planning fee
  4. Gather all permits
  5. First payment for cost of components
  6. Deliver material
  7. Finalization of construction
  8. Begin Biofilter culture
  9. Introduce first batch of stocking fish
  10. Service and support

SYSTEM

Due to advanced RAS technology the operation of our fish farms is easy and efficient. The running costs and the maintenance requirements are low. We operate our facilities with a single system for sensor technology, fish stocking management and alerting. The system centrally measures, controls and adjusts all parameters relevant to the fish and building technology. The self-developed system ensures maximum production security and reduces the energy and water demand to a minimum.

«Our self-developed system is unique it it’s kind. All important parameters
of the fish farm are centrally measured, monitored and controlled!»

FISH SPECIES

Our facilities are especially suitable for the cultivation of demanding regional fish species, which have high regional market value. We deliberately differentiate ourselves from the rearing of mass market fish.

Each species has its own specific needs. Our systems take this into account.

  • Perch
  • Pike perch
  • Whitefish
  • European catfish
  • Sturgeon
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia

ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY

We plan and build sustainable fish farms with a low energy and water demand. The daily fresh water supply is around 5% of the total volume. Due to one single power unit (recirculation pump), a patented biological filtration system, and our self-developed system for fish and building technology the energy demand is reduced to a minimum.

Accumulated nutrients can be used to run an aquaponic system or for a small biogas heating system.

«Sustainable, environmentally-conscious fish farming is our passion!»

AQUAPONIC

Aquaponics is a system which combines fish production through aquaculture with the cultivation of useful plants through hydroculture. Excrement from the fish is utilized as a nutritive substance for the plants.

  • Nutrient-rich water from fish farms is an optimal fertilizer for plants
  • Fresh fish without genetic modification, antibiotics or pesticides
  • Regional and sustainable
  • Water is utilized twice – for fish and plants


We install the following versions:

Fish species:    e.g. perch, catfish, barramundi, tilapia, large-mouth bass, carp 
Plants:               e.g. salad, tomato, cucumber, strawberries, herbs, paprika

«Fresh fish and faster growing vegetables. Urban farming at its best!»

Fish tanksTanks for plantsFish output/yearWork/day
MINI12 – 3ca. 40 kgca. 15 min
MIDI14 – 6ca. 100 kgca. 20 min
MAXI28 – …ca. 100 kgca. 30 min

-> Ratio of fish to plants can be 1:10 to 1:15

IMPRESSIONS