Aquaponic Garden gives new life to an aquarium

The AquaSprouts Aquarium Aquaponic Garden converts a standard aquarium into a thriving ecosystem. The Kickstarter project is capable of growing herbs, small fruits and more.

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Feed with the fishes with the AquaSprouts Aquarium Aquaponic Garden.
Feed with the fishes with the AquaSprouts Aquarium Aquaponic Garden. AquaSprouts

The kitchen is a place of discovery. It is there we learn that some things fit together quite nicely. As we progress through our understanding of what works and what doesn't, our creations become more complex with each iteration. At one point, perhaps, our knowledge was limited to the fact that peanut butter and jelly go quite well together. While classics never go out of style, at some point our appreciation widens for food that plays well together. That includes growing it when it comes to aquaponics.

The AquaSprouts Aquarium Aquaponic Garden is an indoor garden that is a self-contained ecosystem. You feed the fish, the fish-waste feeds the plants and you eat what is grown from the garden. It's a win-win-win.

The Kickstarter project is designed to work with a standard 10-gallon aquarium. It consists of three main components: legs, a grow bed and a light bar (that need not be installed for those with sufficient lighting). A reward level is also available that includes a glass aquarium.

In use, the system works by using a pump to filter water up into a clay medium that the plants grow out of. This delivers nutrients to the plants and then the clean water is recycled back into the aquarium. The housing is constructed of a matte black polycarbonate, lending a classic appeal to the whole set-up. Capable of growing herbs, flowers and more, the indoor garden opens up a whole new world of discovery without even requiring a trip to the grocery store.

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