Aquaponic Gardening

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Dan Vega left a comment for Derek
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Oct 23, 2016
Derek joined Kobus Jooste's group

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. 
Mar 31, 2016
Derek replied to Moe's discussion Duckweed produces no poop, no amonia
"I found feeding my fish duckweed gets broken down much easier by the bacteria in the fish gut. So more liquid poo is often the outcome. Maybe that's why you don't notice the poo."
Mar 22, 2016
Derek replied to Michael Welber's discussion Tilapia don't seem interested in BSF larvae
"When you feed your fish a certain type of food they get used to it and find it strange to see something ells in the tank. What I dit with worms is i cut them open with 'n knife and feed it then. Soon as they taste the Jummy inside they started…"
Mar 22, 2016
Derek replied to Adam Dusen's discussion What to do with Used Rockwool?
"Rockwool is made by melting a combination of rock and sand and then spinning the mixture to make fibers which are formed into different shapes and sizes. The process is very similar to making cotton candy. While versatility and ease have contributed…"
Mar 22, 2016
Derek replied to Glenn's discussion Are Honey Bees safe fish feed or can the stinger cause harm to an Aquaponic system?
"Hi. I also farm with Bees and have been feeding my tilapia dead bees and larvae for a long time now and no bad affect is notisble yet. That said we should not hang on to the thought that now we have food for free so eet as much as you can. The fish…"
Mar 21, 2016
Derek is now a member of Aquaponic Gardening
Mar 21, 2016

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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
If you found us through a search engine, what search words were you using?
Aquaponics South Africa
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media, raft
How old is your system?
6 mos - 1 yr
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
How big is your fish tank?
1500 L
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)

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