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Practical Aquaponics Design Course – Johannesburg (2 days)

You’ve taken the first step by either attending either our introduction course or another one and now want to take the next step. This two day course will take you deep into the life of an aquaponics farmer! Mastering the core elements of advanced design, hands on practical’s 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 in Johannesburg cutting right to the point of what is and isn’t essential. Note: If you have attended the introduction 1 day course at the farm prior to attending the advanced then you only need to attend the 2nd day. Please select the option to confirm you have attended the prior course to apply the discount.

High level schedule for the three days as follows:-

Location is at Ichthys Farm, Midrand. There is limited accommodation available at the farm and in the area. Please let us know if you require assistance with a booking.
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Hourly Schedule

Day 1

9:00 - 9:30
Welcome tea / registration
10:00 - 12:30
Core Theory of Aquaponics
12:30 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 15:00
Design principles, pH, temp and system design principles
15:00 - 16:00
Starting up of a new system

Day 2

08:00 - 08:30
Breakfast / registration
08:30 - 09:00
Recap of day 1
09:00 - 10:00
Alternate commercial designs
Murray Hallam / James Rocosky / Ichthys
10:00 - 10:15
Tea
10:15 - 13:00
System build
Aquaculture (tanks, SLO, filtration)
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 16:00
System build
Hydroponic components (making of bell siphons, gravel bed, airotube bars, DWC sheets)

Day 3

08:00 - 09:00
Farm tour and fish harvesting
09:00 - 10:00
Farm management – Operational blueprint
10:00 - 11:00
Master class – plants from seed to harvest (incl cold chain management)
11:00 - 12:00
Master class – Pest identification and management
12:00 - 13:00
Master class – Fish husbandry
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 15:00
Practicals (making of swirl filters, general plumbing)
15:00 - 16:00
Establishing your markets for distribution
16:00 - 16:30
Graduation

Book Event

All 3 days in person R3,500
Available Tickets: Unlimited
The All 3 days in person ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

Aug 13 - 14 2021

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost

R3,500.00

Labels

Aquaponics Courses
Gauteng - Ichthys Farm

Location

Gauteng - Ichthys Farm
48 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand
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