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If you are thinking of starting your own aquaponic system or you simply want to learn more about this wonderful topic you can book one of our 2 hours aquaponics courses.

Our hands on course will allow you to understand:
  • What is Aquaponics?
    • Ecosystem management
    • System explanation (different parts)
    • Ecosystem interactions
  • What production is possible in the Melbourne area?
    • Fish
      • Species
      • Growth
      • Water requirement
      • Legislation
    • Vegetables
      • Species
      • Growth
      • Requirements
      • Harvest
  • Maintaining a healthy ecosystem
    • Water quality
      • Ammonia
      • Nitrite
      • Nitrate
      • pH
    • Cleaning the system
      • Tank siphoning
      • Pump
      • Pipe
      • Growbed
  • How to react in case of water pollution
    • Do not feed the fish
    • Renew the water
    • Cover the fish tank
    • Do not stress the fish
  • Starting a system
    • Media
    • Water quantity
    • Cycling, (time, bacteria food, using colonized media/compost bag)
  • Maintaining good mineral levels
    • Mineral blend
    • Iron DTPA
    • Salt
  • Feeding the fish.
    • Pellet size, type
    • Feeding frequency
    • Distribution technique
  • Planting the grow bed
    • Seeds
    • Seedlings
  • Predators management
    • Possums, rats
    • Caterpillars (little hornet)
    • Aphids (mexican marigold)

The number of students per course is very limited in order to increase the interaction and have a more personal approach to the topic. If you have any questions or concerns about this course please contact us through the Contact Us page.

Our students feedback:

Hi Jon,

Thanks for your email and for the follow-up.
The course was great, it was just what we were after, and you gave us the right amount of info we needed to get started. The group size was just right to keep things interactive.
My mother, who was with me has started installing a hobby aquaponic unit in her backyard in India. I have started the installation work here as well.
Will keep you posted once I have it functioning (Hopefully over the Queens Bday weekend).
Speak Soon, Jon.