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Francois Lemmer
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Francois Lemmer Jul 31, 2014. 458 Replies

I started messing around with tilapia 2006-20102010 - the end of july i had to take  my system downi am currently trying to get a piece of property to set up a scaled system.basickly i dont have a…Continue


Welcome, Francois Lemmer!

Profile Information

How did you find us?
a friend
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?
2 yrs or more
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Koi, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
7000 liters
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Aquaculture/Aquaponics/ Worm culture

MY PASSION STARTED after reading an article on aquaculture in the Farmers Weekly, a popular magazine here in South Africa.
I started out with absolutely no experience in growing plants or breeding fish
In 2006 I started in my garage with 250 Tilapia I kept for 200 days. (At first I kept them in one dam. As they grew I had to add another dam.)

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At 6:28am on August 17, 2011, Carey Ma said…
At 6:48pm on August 12, 2011, Carey Ma said…

Thanks for your thums up.


At 2:20am on July 5, 2011, Kobus Jooste said…

I have started a group for South African AP members to share concepts, sources of materials etc.  Please have a look and join if you think it will help.

At 9:52am on June 14, 2011, Trevor M Van Zuydam said…

hi Francois, my name is Trevor. i live in Port Elizabeth as well. i was wondering if i could come see your setup personally. i want to start something small and need some resources - which i hope you can help me locate. 


At 6:30am on January 8, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Nice article in BYAP magazine!  I enjoyed reading about the evolution of your system
At 6:28am on December 18, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Hi Francois.  I see your thread, but I don't know what you the posts "2007 the design and building of my system and 2008 january 28" are.  Maybe if you sent me a link.  But the best thing to do would probably be just to cut and  paste from those posts into your forum topic, I would think...

At 8:06pm on December 14, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Francois, your photos are right where they should be.  I think you are fine now.

At 12:12pm on December 12, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Where is your post now?  I don't see anything under new forum...

At 9:25am on December 12, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Francois, I'm sorry that you thought that, even for a moment!  We are happy to have you here as part of this community!  Take care.

At 5:39am on December 12, 2010, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Hi Francois.  Kobus left the community about a week ago, and also left Facebook.  These were for personal reasons having nothing to do with you, so don't worry!  He needs to cut all ties with aquaponics for a while, but we hope to have him back some day.  He's a good guy and I hope you get to meet him.


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