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Effortless Aquaponics LLC

To create attractive and natural 'green' filter systems for aquariums by using common plants such as herbs and lettuce to clean the water.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Corvallis, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

We create innovative products for the $55 billion pet market specifically in the freshwater fish segment. Using patent pending technology we are designing unique and attractive filtration systems that grow edible plants effortlessly for the common consumer. Aquarium filtration systems exist in a market segment that has not seen updated design changes or innovations yet occupy a significant portion of the total pet market.


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    Ryan Coghlan

    Ryan has an M.S. in Molecular Biology and Business through the Professional Science Masters program at Oregon State University. He has years of experience engineering natural aquaponic filtration systems. He has experience working in business to business sales and contracting, online marketing, business plan generation, and sourcing product from foreign manufacturers.

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    Gloria Sica

    Owner of Fulcrum Drive, Gloria helps small businesses increase their value and position for success. She has advised companies in several industries including custom software, SaaS, electronic product design, commercial printing, commercial baking, food products, digital marketing, graphic design, health service, alternative energy, and more. She speak at SBA executive trainings, mentor students, and judge business plan presentations around OR.

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    Stewart Myers
    Patent Attorney

    Patent attorney who started working for Intel in their intellectual property division until 2001 when he started Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law firm in Corvallis, OR. Primary patent attorney for Effortless Aquaponics LLC.

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    Nathan Brandenburg
    Business Attorney

    Business and Banking attorney at Seigil Brill, P.A. in St. Paul, MN. Primary business attorney for Effortless Aquaponics LLC.

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    Jeff Miller
    Product Engineer

    Owner of Product Development Works LLC in Portland, OR; product designer and engineer. Jeff has over 20 years experience working with injection mold tools and designs, connected to 9+ oversea factories in Asia. Primary product engineer for Effortless Aquaponics LLC.


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    Stewart Meyers, Nathan Brandenburg