Tag Archive: Deep Blue Aqua

Mar 13

Our First Harvest

[Article and photos by Dr Abner Tlakula, owner of Ribola aquaponics facility in Limpopo, South Africa] Deep Blue Aquatic Systems (Pty) Ltd installed the “Ribola RAS” in mid 2015. The people of Elim, a village in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, were very sceptical when they learnt that the whole thing was to grow fish …

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Aug 25

FF2200 Protein Skimmers delivered to Abalone farm

We recently delivered two of our FF2200 foam fractionators (protein skimmers) to an abalone farm in the Western Cape. The protein skimmers will be used to clean up incoming sea water, foaming off fines that are suspended in the water column. The units are moulded in HDPE and are approx 2.2m diameter and 3.2m tall. …

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Apr 21

Two Dam Sustainable article in Agri Kultuur online magazine

Take a look at the article on the Two Dam Sustainable (TDS) trout farm, in the March edition of Agri Kultuur online magazine. (Click the link to view the article – go to page 12 of the magazine). Two Dam Sustainable is a trout farm in the Montague area of the Western Cape. TDS has no …

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Apr 21

Monitoring and Control article in Agri Kultuur online magazine

For those of you interested in reading about monitoring and control systems for aquaculture, please take a look at the article we wrote in the February edition of the Agri Kultuur online magazine. (Click the link to view the article – go to page 12 of the magazine). Enjoy.

Dec 11

Freestate Province Community Catfish Farm

We have had a busy year up in the Freestate doing some upgrading of catfish facilities built for the Department of Agriculture some years back. There are six different projects situated in an arc that runs from Pertrusburg through Koffiefontein, Fauresmith, Springfontein, Bethuli and Zastron. We started with our work about a year ago. Its …

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Apr 16

GSM Control Systems for Aquaculture

We do a range of control systems for aquaculture, but here is something simple that can be used for basic control of your pumps on an aquaculture system, a bore hole pump or even a koi pond filter system. On these systems we make use of a GSM Commander unit (we are an authorised, trained …

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Mar 26

Selling Tilapia in the Informal Sector

Some weeks ago we needed to free up some space in one of our tanks for smaller fish that were growing beyond the capacity of their tanks. We harvested two hundred plus tilapia around 180 grams each. These were standard grey mozambique tilapia that had not been growing particularly fast. We gave them to one …

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Feb 17

Catfish juveniles delivered to DAFF’s Gariep Freshwater Fish Hatchery.

In the last week of January we did some upgrades on the Gariep Freshwater Aquaculture facilities in the Free State province. This is a facility built/provided by the Chinese Government for the furthering of aquaculture development in South Africa. A few days after we commissioned the changes to the systems, they were stocked with juvenile …

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Jan 31

Monitoring and Control App for your Mobile Device

Just following on from my earlier post regarding monitoring and control systems – what would life be without being able to view your real-time data on your mobile device! You can view your real-time readings using an App on your mobile device. Whether its 2am in the morning or you are just away from the …

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Oct 29

Hotel Verde the “green hotel” in Cape Town gets Deep Blue Aqua aquaponics systems

We were fortunate to be part of the Hotel Verde development process some months back. A number of our stand-alone aquaponics units were delivered to the new Green Hotel just outside the Cape Town International airport. The systems are being used as holding for fresh salad plants that are used by the hotels restaurant. A …

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