Practical Aquaponics & Design Course – Johannesburg (3 days)

Ichthy Aquaponics is offering the first ever a training course in Midrand, Johannesburg!

This three day course will take you deep into the life of an aquaponics farmer! Mastering the core elements of advanced design, hands on practicals and developing an operational blueprint are some of the topics we will dive into. Course content is based off more than 10 years practical and hands on experience at our farm in Johannesburg, We cut right to the point of what is and isn’t essential. Over the 3 days you will be constructing under our expert guidance a small commercial aquaponics system Note: You do have an option to only attend one day should you like.

Please let us know if you require assistance with a booking or accommodation options.

We look forward to seeing you at our course, if you have any questions, please just shoot us a mail at


  • Interest in aquaponics
  • Pen and paper
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes as we walk around on the farm
  • 2nd and 3rd day – do bring work / old clothes, and or overalls as it is practical work and you get really dusty and dirty doing the grinding, drilling etc.
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Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - Overview of Aquaponics & Design Principles

9:00 - 9:30
Introductions & Overview
Understand how the days will be structured
9:30 - 10:30
What is Aquaponics
A deeper understanding of aquaculture and hydroponics
10:30 - 10:45
Lets enjoy some good coffee and snacks
10.45 - 11.15
Aquaponic System Tour
Let's see it all in action!
11:15 - 13:00
Aquaponic Design Principles
High level overview of design requirments
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch time!
Great food & better company :)
13:45 - 14:30
Aquaculture Design
Tanks, Solid Lift Outlets, Swirl Filters

Day 2 - Let's Build a System

09:00 - 10:00
Alternative Commercial Designs
Learn about alternative commercial aquaponics designs
10:00 - 11:00
Aquaculture Build
Solid Lift Outlets
11:00 - 11:15
Time for some tea and coffee
11:15 - 13:00
Aquaculture Build
Filters, pumps, airlines & tanks
13:00 - 13:45
Sit back, relax and enjoy some great food!
13:45 - 14:45
Hydroponics Build
Build your own bell siphon
14:45 - 16:30
Hydroponics Build
Finish up the system and cut all the floating rafts and do final assembly

Day 3 - How to run an aquaponcis system

09:00 - 11:00
Economics of Aquaponics
How much does it cost, what are the returns and how to make a profit
11:00 - 11:15
Tea and Coffee Time!
11.15 - 12:00
Managing the fish side
What fish is best? Trout vs Tilapia vs Catfish
12:00 - 13:00
Managing the fish side
Fish Husbandry - Learn how to manage your fish like a pro!
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch time
Sit back and relax
13:45 - 14:30
Managing the plants
How to grow your own seedlings
14:30 - 15:30
Managing the plants
Nutrient management, Brix & Plant Health
15:30 - 16:00
Managing the plants
Pest control
16:00 - 16:30
Let's celebrate over a beer and hand out certificates

Book Event

Standard Ticket - All 3 days R3,500

Days 1, 2 & 3

Available Tickets: 20
The Standard Ticket - All 3 days ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
One day only - Theory R1,100

Day 1 - Attend just the one day and learn all the theory!

Available Tickets: 20
The One day only - Theory ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Jul 08 - 10 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




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