"Hi My name is Neil and I'm an addict,
I'm based in Cape Town - Durbanville side
I read about Aquaponics on Wilddogs an adventure Motorcycling community I'm a member of in mid May 2014.
By mid June my system was built and has…"
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.
"Hi Maggie...take your well water and let it sit out in a glass for about 3 days...then test the pH and see what it says.
Your well water may in all likelihood actually have a significantly higher pH than you are being led to think, if you are…"
Someone on here suggested that my media might be the culprit causing my high pH, so I tested some expanded clay from my beds and some that had never been used. I put water in with each and waited a couple of hours and tested the water. I also…See More
The caulk is listed as non-toxic, livestock safe, carcinogen free, and meets California's prop 65. I trust it, and assume that it's not NSF listed for potable water because that process is expensive.
"Marketing is the least of our challenges. It's a commercial-scale system, but it's not a commercial system in a strict sense. We use everything we produce on our campus (it's a large organization with 60+ people at each meal), we…"
I've found trout to be easier to raise than some people suggest. As long as you supply enough oxygen they're pretty tolerant. Is there a reason you're shying away from a dedicated biofilter, such as a moving bed…"
"Not sure who told you not to glue the pipes, or what kind of glue they might have been referring to...but if you used PVC primer and PVC cement, and let them dry...you really have nothing to worry about."
"Got a reply from City of Sacramento Ezpermit email
A greenhouse does not require a permit.
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: Greenhouse permitting
I am wondering if you could…"
"Here is the City of Sacramentos criteria from their web site. Every City and County varies but they always seem to reference California Building Code 105.2 and then they amend that section as they seem reasonable.
In some cases, a permit is not…"