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South African Aquaponic equipment sources


South African Aquaponic equipment sources

With a growing number of South African members, I thought that it may be a good idea to start a page dedicated to finding equipment and consumables for aquaponic systems and to share the information with others in the group. 

Members: 48
Latest Activity: Jun 22

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info and suppliers

Started by Tony Dippenaar. Last reply by Pieter Swanevelder Dec 1, 2015. 9 Replies

good day ..... it seems to me that this group is not very active in South Africa. i'm located in Pretoria and going around and get info for suppliers is not easy in this city. i think getting your…Continue

Gettin Started

Started by Alex. Last reply by Adrian M Nov 2, 2015. 1 Reply

Good Day Fellow South African Aquaponics enthusiasts!As you can tell I am new around these woods.I would really like to get into commercial aquaponics, but I’m defiantly going to do a trial run at…Continue

Tilapia Hatcheries located in SE Africa

Started by Phil Slaton. Last reply by Phil Slaton Oct 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello All!  My name is Phil and I own Huck's Fishing Hole and Hatchery in NW Washington, in the NW United States. I am interested in getting the names and contact information of Tilapia hatcheries in…Continue

Cape Town/Hout Bay?

Started by Marlena Nel Jan 5, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello, i am gathering info for a friend in CapeTown/ Hout Bay... can you please let me know if anyone is down in that area?  Continue

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Comment by Pieter Swanevelder on June 23, 2016 at 12:48pm
Sien daar's nuut gestigde SA Akwaponika Assosiasie (17 Mei) tans mees aktief in Gauteng.
Comment by Francois on June 23, 2016 at 1:58am
Been running my system in Fairland for about a year. So still new. Need to spend more time with my system as the yields are little.
Comment by Adriaan Snyman on June 22, 2016 at 4:35pm

Hi all

Any other newbies here on the WestRand?

Comment by Tony Dippenaar on November 28, 2015 at 2:18pm

good day ..... it seems to me that this group is not very active in South Africa. i'm located in Pretoria and going around and get info for suppliers is not easy in this city. i think getting your equipment is a personal journey like a journey to Mount Everest. Everybody who want to get their pound out of the slice of cake and equipment become quite expensive. is their anybody that can direct us to get good quality equipment and livestock in Pretoria.


Comment by Phil Slaton on November 23, 2014 at 3:06pm

Come on over and join West Coast Tilapia.  We look forward to your input!

Comment by Mr. Python on July 25, 2014 at 2:33am

Hi My name is Neil and I'm an addict, 

I'm based in Cape Town - Durbanville side

I read about Aquaponics on Wilddogs an adventure Motorcycling community I'm a member of in mid May 2014.

By mid June my system was built and has been cycling for 43 days now. First salads have been eaten. This is what it looks like.
The tank on the end it is a Deep Water Culture tank I am adding, it's not online yet. Need to skollie a bit of pipe from my neighbour, don't want to buy a hole role for just 1m.

My water should be ready for oreochromis mossambicus this weekend 

I found a dude that sells the Red ones.


  1. Where can I get food for them?
  2. What do you feed them?
  3. How Often do you feed them?
Comment by John Link on February 13, 2012 at 1:07pm

Liners were definitely my back up plan.  I know I would definitely make a trip to port mambosa to procure appropriate water containers.  It would be more than gracious if you reached out to contacts you have in Kenya to seek out viable options.  Harambee USA is still seeking non-profit status in the states, once completed our objective is to facilitate community growth through education on AP both domestically and abroad.  AP workshops seem to be few and far between, I'm in the Philadelphia area so my focus is on promoting university awareness of AP.  There is a lot of research still to be done in the field.

Comment by Kobus Jooste on February 13, 2012 at 12:01pm

John, I do not know Kenya well but know some people over there that I could ask (if they are still there). likely IBR will be difficult to locate away from a few large centres. Think you can bargain on timber, pvc pipe and perhaps liner if you are lucky.

Comment by John Link on February 12, 2012 at 11:08am

The center is located in Nairobi, Kenya we are stateside right now just in the planning stages at this point.

Comment by Kobus Jooste on February 12, 2012 at 2:58am

John, you will have to be more specific about where on the continent you may be looking to do something. Where I used to live and am now, you can get everything you need to build a system in a 50 km radius from your house, but in other parts, you will not get anything. I see from your profile that you are in the US, thus are you interested in doing anything here on our side?


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