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At 2:57pm on February 25, 2022, Magui said…

Good day,

I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( for the full details.

Have a nice day.
Mrs. Magui

At 3:42am on June 19, 2013, Jim Troyer said…

Hi Kobus:

Thanks for getting back to me.  To bad about the lack of grow space.  Controlling a piece of the planet is a definite privilege.

Regarding the towers; were the grow pockets too close together vertically or was the 4" PVC tubing too small in diameter hence not enough media?  How much space is needed between towers for proper sunlight?  I was thinking I would like to create a set to keep my indoor brood tanks clean and to grow some strawberries year round.

thanks for any light you can shed on this issue before I spend money (again).

Jim Troyer

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

At 10:29am on May 19, 2012, Teresa N Florida said…

Hi Kobus,  Hope all is well for you and yours.

At 7:37am on March 18, 2012, Jacques Kleynhans said…

Hi Kobus, I read in one of your posts that you moved to cape town. I also stay in cape town. The aquabug bit me and now I am planning my first setup. But with so many startup failures because of bad planning I want to take my time and learn everything before I start spending money. Would be nice if we can meet up so that I can pick your brain get some knowledge transfer.



At 9:41am on December 2, 2011, Carey Ma said…

Hey buddy, sorry for late response. I'm happy that you found solid work and am sure you will make a difference to improve the quality of life for your countrymen. I sure miss your input and feedback. Please don't be a stranger and drop me a line once in a while.

May your god comfort and guide you.


At 6:04am on October 24, 2011, Gene McIver said…

Thanks for the info about the jig for the tower. I like the coffee cup addition. 


At 5:01am on September 16, 2011, Londiwe Melody Phoswa said…

Thanx Kobus for the warm welcome.

At 8:15pm on September 14, 2011, Eric Warwick said…
I'll send you it via e-mail. Is this your e-mail?
At 3:26pm on September 14, 2011, Eric Warwick said…
Kobus I typed a research paper for a class and I used some information you have put on this community. Please tell me if I misused or in any way misconstrued your statements. They are about growbed design and duckweed. Also I want to send you the document so I know if I made a mistake, as I'm posting this on the community. If you would like your quotes to be taken away I can revise the paper. Thank you.
At 12:39am on September 9, 2011, Attie Esterhuyse said…
Hi Kobus, I completely forgot that I registered on this site. I will have a look at the group and join.
At 5:01am on July 27, 2011, Mark Huppelschoten said…
Hi Kobus,

Have you got an e-mail address, I will mail some of my questions if you don't mind?
At 4:05am on July 27, 2011, Mark Huppelschoten said…
Hi Kobus,

Great to know that there are some EC okes involved in AP. How far along are you in the process? I have a million questions (well, nearly) that I'd like to ask you... BE WARNED!
At 12:35am on July 6, 2011, Marco King said…

Hi Kobus


Great idea to get us Saffas together because most of the pricing, sourcing etc that gets discussed here doesn't apply to us locally and half the items people mention are named something else on this side of the world.  So good one.


I am just starting out as an aquapon, I am currently sourcing materials for a greenhouse so I can grow all year long.  However I am not doing this undertaking for my own benefit.  The company I am working for, a film and television production company, wants to use some of their garden space to grow veggies and produce fish for the office (we get lunch here everyday) as well as giving one of our staff a way to become financially independent by selling the produce at markets and so on.


So its great in that I get to build this system on someone else's budget but tricky in that I need to get it right.  If there are any of you living in or around Joburg I would love to check out your system and share ideas with you in person, because seeing is believing and with all the varieties of systems and theories out there it would be great to see what works best in our climate/with our available resources. 


Thanks y'all and happy gardening


At 3:25pm on April 24, 2011, Eco Owl said…
Hi Kobus,

Thank you for your message.

We are very new to aquaponics and are in the planning and research stage. We have 2 systems in the planning stage and will no doubt have many many questions.

One of the first that comes to mind is with regards fish and light.nI have read that in order to prevent algae growth the fish tanks shound be kept away from light. Does this man that the fish can be kept in darkness? This may seem like an obvious question but any guidance will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

At 11:11am on April 18, 2011, Brian Hitchcock said…
I am grateful for any help I can get on this. I have a small group at home (US) who have set up a system there and then came here (Nigeria) for a week to build it.I now have it to make it successful! I would be glad also to share anything that would help you as we go.
At 1:15pm on April 14, 2011, Brian Naess said…
I used a 2" layer of fine river gravel with 10"+ of fine playground sand on top. I don't think it really matters too much what kind of sand you use, though. Whatever's available and cheapest. You want to wash it out quickly first, just like most other media.
At 12:24pm on March 24, 2011, Jay Wolf said…

Hey Kobus!!!


I think I may have won our bet.  I found a partner and after next week, we will officially have a business started!!!!  As always, I wish you the very best.


PS - So ummm what did I win?  I was thinking a possible visit from you to see our operation here in Minneapolis! 

At 5:23pm on March 19, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…
Hey buddy.  Haven't seen you around for a while.  Still busy with life issue?  Miss you...
At 8:14am on March 2, 2011, Philip J. Wolf said…

I am not sure if I sent the last comment. The link I sent was to some photos of the mixed system I recently built.  I believe Sylvia also has a link on Facebook- Aquaponic Garden


We just started harvesting some lettuce and I am currently adding an air system to teh raft.  I think the best is yet to come.



At 9:44am on February 27, 2011, rossouweksteen said…

Hi Kobus,

Nice to see that we have other SA's on the site. We are a group of friends that is busy exploring this unknown. So far I'm the only one winning with the challenge. You have a very nice setup.



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