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Aquasprouts Garden, Self-Sustaining Desktop Aquarium Aquaponics Ecosystem Kit, Fits Standard 10 Gallon Aquariums

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  • Self-sustaining aquarium & garden
  • Transform any 10-gallon aquarium (20" x 10" x 12")
  • Grow your favorite veggies, herbs and greens anywhere, all-year-round
  • Perfect tool to explore how our natural environment works

Product Description

Dive in & Get Growing with the AquaSprouts Aquaponic Garden

It's not magic - it's nature! Aquaponics employs the same principles as the natural world. Imagine having a living ecosystem to grow, learn and discover with-all in your own home. The AquaSprouts Garden transforms your aquarium into a self-sustaining ecosystem using the beauty of aquaponics.

What’s in the box?

  • AquaSprouts Garden: The custom-molded, single-piece Garden bed snaps together easily with the supporting legs. Modern matte black design complements a range of styles.
  • Light Bar: A removable light bar to which you can affix any standard indoor grow light of your choice- ideal for places with insufficient natural light sources.
  • Pump & Timer: Submersible 160 gallon per hour pump & a mechanical timer.
  • Expanded Clay: Replaces soil from traditional gardening & serves as the support for your plants.

Natural Aquarium

The Garden’s design is simple, freestanding, & virtually maintenance-free, making indoor gardening & a beautiful aquarium accessible to anyone regardless of experience with fish or plants. It eliminates the need for traditional fertilizers using the same principles that recycle wastes in natural ecosystems, making upkeep as simple as feeding your fish. The Garden fits any standard 10-gal aquarium, including existing tanks, making it the perfect way to grow fresh herbs or ornamentals anywhere.

Dimensions: 28" L, 8" W (10" with 10-gallon aquarium), and 17" H (35" H with light bar)
Color: Matte black
Material: Polypropylene plastic
Pump & Plumbing: Adjustable depth flood-and-drain style grow bed controlled by a mechanical timer. 160 gallons per hour submersible pump (10 Watts/120V)
Capacity: Standard 10-gallon aquarium approximately 20" x 10" x 12"
Plant types: Grow houseplants and low-maintenance ornamentals anywhere; place in the sun or add a grow light and grow herbs, greens, and many small-statured fruits and vegetables
Fish types: Many varieties of barbs, tetras, platies, mollies, guppies, danios, minnows, Corydoras and most other small freshwater fish

What is Aquaponics?

Unlike traditional aquariums & water gardens, once up & running, aquaponics requires minimal water changes & no filters. Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates using two types of nitrifying bacteria – nitrosomas and nitrospiras. When fish produce ammonia it attracts a type of bacteria called nitrosomas. These guys and gals convert the ammonia into nitrites – a compound even more toxic than ammonia. Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria called nitrospiras who then convert the nitrites into nitrates – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish. Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and, once stabilized, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants.

About the Startup

Describe your products in 3 words.

Natural, Beautiful, Educational

How did you come up with the idea for this product?

Here at AquaSprouts, we are makers, thinkers, hobbyists, and learners. Everyone on our team is personally dedicated to promoting aquaponics in a way that’s simple, hands-on, and aesthetic. We want AquaSprouts to be more than just a product; we want to provide a platform for you to explore aquaponics and see how its synthesis of natural science and technology can change the world.

What makes your product special?

We designed the AquaSprouts Garden to bring the revolutionary principles of aquaponic farming into the home, office, and classroom, because we believe aquaponics offers something to benefit everyone. By combining fishkeeping and hydroponic gardening, aquaponics does things that neither can do alone, dramatically reducing waste and maintenance. By circulating the water from your aquarium through the Garden’s bed, the AquaSprouts Garden recycles fish waste to provide vital nutrients for growing plants, leaving the water clean and clear without the need for additional filters or frequent water changes.

What has been the best part of your experience?

Spreading our passion for aquaponics! Our goal with the AquaSprouts Garden is not to feed you and your neighbors directly, but to feed minds and fuel curiosity. The Garden is a miniaturized, living lesson in sustainability in a world where the concept becomes more important every day. This belief in a better future is one reason we place an emphasis on bringing aquaponics and curriculum kits to classrooms around the globe.