Fish and aquatic creatures are beautiful jewels of nature. The guardians of the water world reflecting the state of our direct environment and the water quality. It is impossible for them to survive in polluted conditions with a chemical overload. And if our aquatic friends cannot survive these conditions, we should take heed as well, as we all need healthy water to survive…
Perhaps only a few of us can grasp, (if you follow a hobby or career dependent on water quality – be it an aquaculture farmer, breeder, environmentalist, research and developer or hobbyist) but once you have entered the world of aquatic creatures, you will soon get to know the fact that there is so much more to water quality than that which meets the eye. From microscopic creatures to photosynthetic balances, key nutrients, minerals, the nitrogen cycle, pH levels – to name but a few – and external factors like atmospheric pollution, rain, temperatures and a whole bunch more, are all key ingredients that influence water quality.
Mix this with the harmful chemicals used in households, farming practices, industries and in the water purification plants to see that any unbalance not only changes the appearance of water but also negatively impacts the dissolved oxygen levels and the water quality and in return effects our aquatic friends. Besides this, we are currently facing challenges of a chemical overload in natural water resources that results in hypoxia, toxic algae blooms, Cyanobacteria (blue green algae) – killing our fish and aquatic life.
Medicines like antidepressants are finding their way into lakes and rivers changing the natural breeding and behavioural patterns of fish and aquatic life
A study completed by scientists found this drug in the brains of more than ten different species of fish in the Great Lake regions. Not only does it impact the biodiversity of the fish but scientist from the University of Buffalo say that it can cause harmful changes to the behaviour of the fish resulting in a lethargic state with no desire to eat or breed. The bird and wildlife is exposed to the dangers of this drug as well.
Harmful chemicals and drugs like these find their way into our natural water resources and in most cases, it is impossible to remove all the traces of chemicals and their side effects. Therefore we believe a natural alternative is the only long term solution.
Think about it for a moment; every time we use chemicals in our aquariums, ponds or aquaculture farming, it will find its way back into our rivers, lakes and estuaries. Now, that is a huge responsibility! It means (lets spell it out) that we directly influence our rivers, lakes and estuaries. You don’t need to be a scientist to become aware of the state of our earth’s water – read, research and become aware of the impact that our choices have on nature.
So therefore we invite you to do your bit with organic fish keeping, to preserve our natural resources for the sake of human and animal existence and to secure a future for our children.
Every time you use our products you are buying into the Organic Aqua culture; a lifestyle that opts for products and solutions that are not only environmentally friendly but also plays a key role in preserving our water resources. Our researchers, Dave & Amanda Gaybba were at the very core of designing an alternative like this since 1977 and achieved great success in shaping this green innovative technology. Organic Aqua offers products that are natural, that preserves the water resources, assists with the rehabilitation of the sensitive aquatic balance and as a bonus, it also reduces the use of water in ornamental fish keeping and aquaculture practises. Simultaneously, it increases the overall health of the aquatic life, fish, and the pivotal microscopic aquatic balance.
To offer sustainable green solutions that allows nature to do what it does best in maintaining and preserving the sensitive aquatic balance. If you are looking to use a product brand that offers this, look no further!
A South African based company that is passionate about water, aquatic life and the environment. Backed by a passionate research team (and IP holders) and intensive research and development that stretched over 20 years. Introducing this disruptive technology in ornamental fish keeping and aquaculture practises, was not easy but withstanding the brand slamming of many chemical companies, we survived the onslaught and finally managed to launch the official Organic Aqua PTY Ltd in 2016.
A growing teenager (metaphorically speaking) that is developing its own character, goals and dreams. Yes, there is still many milestones to achieve from improving packaging to finding key marketing strategies and sales techniques that mirrors our honest and transparent results, vision and mission. But we are adamant not to allow peer pressure to prevent us from making a difference to our water resources. We do not claim to have magical products even though some claim that our products offer magical results (not only on the aquatic environment but also on one’s conscience) Organic Aqua is truly grateful for every client, be it a small aquarium hobbyist, a pond lover or the avid breeder or aquaculture farmer, we appreciate your support. You help us to make a difference. We salute you! This journey of change will not be possible without you.
Currently Organic Aqua is selling products to numerous pet stores, nurseries, hobbyists and aquaculture farmers. We are also exporting to:
Great Britain, Ireland and Namibia
We are not interested in growing corporately as we love our niche company where we know our clients by their names and offer a personal touch to our service. Together we celebrate the great results of these products and we also faced the numerous challenges together over the years. We are not perfect in any way and make mistakes on this journey but our loyal clients have stood by us through thick and thin since launching our first research product line in 2006 and we honour them for that. You will find us conducting business in a true “Capetonian” style with jeans, “plakkies” and a T-shirt with an Organic Aqua logo and a funny slogan on it. As this reflects our true nature of loving things simple and practical.
Our products are designed with an innovative “green technology” that includes carefully selected plant materials, extracts, beneficial water soluble oils, water & essential macro minerals.
The amazing results with our environmentally friendly products are backed with thousands of successful case studies done over a period of 14 years. The case studies include projects with respected institutions such as The University of Stellenbosch Aquaculture Department, National Aquarium in Ireland, UVAS in Pakistan (with an endorsement from this university). The safety of our products is endorsed by Laboratory Reports & microbiological analysis from reputable Institutions in South Africa, including Biotox (managed by the SANAS standards) Bemlab & SGS.
But hey don’t take our word for it, experience it for yourself and give us feedback HERE