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The Kleinskuur Gravel Barrel Auto Syphon™ solution takes aquaponics to a new level

Africa has seen an increase in agricultural ingenuity in recent years. To combat the issues of climate change, scarce water resources, droughts, inarable land, expensive equipment, and producing food close to the markets, new approaches had to emerge. One such approach, a tried, tested, and proven method of food production, is provided by Kleinskuur Aquaponics …

Duckweed

What is duckweed? Duckweed is an aquatic plant that belongs to the subfamily Lemnoideae. Duckweed, sometimes called water lentils, looks like tiny leaves that float on top of water. From a distance, a body of water covered by duckweed looks like solid grass patches or algae floating on top of water. But this plant is …

Akwaponika: Laat die natuur jou goed groei

Lank voor die mensdom die eerste vurk in die grond gesteek, die eerste stukkie draad gespan en die eerste waterpomp ontwikkel het, het moeder-natuur al die kuns bemeester om goed te laat groei. Weens die mens se oorhaastige ywer om alles te beheer aan die een kant; en die noodsaak om risiko’s te bestuur ter …

Get the little things right

In this last part of the series on aquaponics we focus on the little things that can become big things if not attended to. Very often new aquaponic farmers setting out to conquer the world have spent so much time, energy and research on sourcing material and building their systems that they forget they still …

From biology to hardware

Last month we focussed on the bacteria system as the crucial element in aquaponics to form a complete ecosystem with the fish and plants. It is very important for an aquaponics system to remain in balance to create optimal conditions for health and growth. The system is in balance when the ammonia released by the …