Tulua Aquaponics is a company that designs and maintains aquaponics systems for urban and rural growers. Tulua has two main models: the GrowPod and the InspireFarm. The GrowPod is an off-grid aquaponics system designed for urban locations. The InspireFarm is a greenhouse aquaponics system that comes with grow beds and fish tanks. Tulua Aquaponics will also work with customers to create custom systems.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 1: No Poverty
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The product is distributed directly by Tulua Aquaponics.
Direct competitors include Water Governance Institute Aquaponics System.
The system is manufactured by Tulua Aquaponics.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can contact the manufacturer to have an aquaponics system built.
Distributions to Date Status
The GrowPod is a self-contained aquapoincs system with vertical grow beds over a fish tank. The InspireFarm is a greenhouse with several grow beds and fish tanks. In both systems, the grow beds are filled with gravel and seeds are planted directly into the gravel. The grow beds are placed on top of the fish tank. A pumping machine and pipes are included to pump water from the fish tank to the plants, and the water from the plants then drains back into the fish tank.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies that their GrowPod produces high yields and nutrient-rich produce and that their InspireFarm uses 95% less water, 90% less labor, and produces 10-30 times more than a traditional farm using the same amount of land.
Vetted Performance Status
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
The manufacturer also runs Aquaponics AI, a company that offers technology that can assist in aquaponics farming.
Academic Research and References
Abusin, S.A. and Mandikiana, B.W., 2020, Towards sustainable food production systems in Qatar: assessment of the viability of aquaponics, Global Food Security, p.100349.
Blidariu, F. and Grozea, A., 2011, Increasing the economical efficiency and sustainability of indoor fish farming by means of aquaponics-review, Scientific Papers Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 44(2), pp.1-8.
Somerville, C. and Ferrand, C., 2013, Aquaponics in Gaza, Field Exchange 46: Special focus on urban food security & nutrition, p.15.
Compliance with regulations