Elmeena Aqua

This blog was created to help and assist new udang galah freshwater prawn farmers, suppliers and buyers which could generate healthy business and investing relations, targeting Johor, Malaysia areas. I hope the content in this blog is useful and I will upgrade more udang galah links and suppliers with our new WEBSITE, will post update me at if you got any enquiries.....please support the udang galah aquaculture farming community.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pond Sizes

It been a while since I wrote here..its been very busy with the kids holidays and trying to make all my business plan a reality..

By the way, here some tips especially for the wannabe freshwater prawn grower :

  1. Pond size - medium 50m x 50m or 30m x 60m, easier for harvesting
  2. dept - water depth 2-4ft
  3. bund - please allow 2-4ft above the water level
  4. bund sides - 25 to 45 degree angle, easier when harvesting and cleaning
  5. water outlet - 8 inch diameter UPVC pipes at the lowest point
  6. water inlet - 6 inch diameter UPVC pipes with some filters
  7. Main water channel/drain must provide enough volume for rainy season
  8. Allow 5-10 ft wide of common shared bunds - when the pond is side by side - for failsafe design and easy for you to manuver around your ponds
  9. lastly, please think of how you can channel your inlet water, either using pumps or gravity flow using dam/(empangan).
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any question/soalan related to this topics...

I might change some of my udang galah business plan due to time factors and other business opportunity coming my way..but I will proceed with my existing ventures and will always write here in my blog..

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Venture Capital for start up farm

the second most FAQ is venture capital, how we could come up with sufficient money to develop our udang galah business/ponds..

main source of venture capital would be from:
  1. own savings
  2. partnership
  3. bank loans
  4. selling your properties
my point of view are we should derive all the venture capital from our own source eg. savings, personal loan, because banks would not finance a start up, especially agriculture/aquaculture business (tried and simply rejected) even you have a good paperwork and some collateral.

please start small and record everything you spent/earn from the business by doing all your transaction by cheque, let the records show good income and profits/surplus, then, go apply for micro credit scheme!.

please check out my earlier post on locations and major points to consider when you decided to start up a freshwater prawn grow out business ..