Backyard Aquaponics

South Africa - Durban
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Author:  Romalan [ Mar 28th, '17, 19:25 ]
Post subject:  South Africa - Durban

Hello, Im new to this forum. This is my aquaponics system. Growbed - 210l drum split in operates with a bell syphon in each drum.1000l submersible pump. 2 air pumps. I have lettuce peppers, chillies, mint and time .tap ph - 7. Growbed ph - 8.i dont have the other kits yet to test further.The fishtank is a 210l drum with 20 malawis (25mm). 20l bucket with 9 strawberry plants( floating raft system) and 1 newly planted tomato plant.i have added banana peels for potasium. I will have seasol this friday. Im still learning, any help as to how i can improve my system will be appreciated. This is a excellent site and is very helpful,thanks :thumbright:

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Author:  IDL [ Dec 2nd, '17, 00:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: South Africa - Durban

I don't have any suggestions for your system, but I do have some questions, if you don't mind. I am currently researching aquaponics in Africa and some insight would be extremely helpful.

1. Are there any pest you have had a problem with? (native to South Africa)

2. Have the plants grown faster, or slower compared to what you have seen online. (growth in other continents versus growth South Africa)

That's all I need to know, Thanks!

Author:  Nhibbo [ Dec 27th, '17, 19:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: South Africa - Durban

A nice neat little system Romalan.

How long has it been up and running for and have temperature variations been much of a problem?

I've never heard of Malawis and now you've got me intrigued. Are they a relative of Tilapia? Local fish?

Author:  Nhibbo [ Dec 27th, '17, 19:08 ]
Post subject:  Re: South Africa - Durban

Just looked up Malawis. Wow, what stunning fish.
They would be a bonus in anyones system.

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