Ecofarm: This Stylish Aquarium Uses Fish Waste To Grow Edible Herbs
Alex and Nacho, two friends in Rotterdam, have come up with a mini ecofarm in a little fish aquarium. Based on the aquaponic principle, the fish in the tank below can help you cultivate the herb garden above by feeding it with their waste.
This miniature aquaponic ecofarm kit, which they are trying to fund with a Kickstarter campaign, consists of a grow bed, hydro stones, fish tank, a water start set, eco seeds, and a low energy pump. All you need is to get fish that would produce excrement to fertilize the plants growing above them. The compact plastic fish tank is big enough to grow several kinds of herbs and is also suitable for growing mini tomatoes, peppers, or other small fruited plants.
The little garden works as a natural filter for the water, so filtration won’t be a problem either. This makes maintaining this tiny ecosystem as easy as possible – all you need to do is remember to feed the fish!
More info: Kickstarter (h/t: laughingsquid)
its called hydroponics
Hmm looks a bit like the idea of MyVegua ;)
Don’t fish need freshest oxygen at the top?
Sorry, my mistake *freshish oxygen. still nor correct, but thats what I am trying to say
It’s illegal keep fish in small bowl :( Not a good idea!
I thought the same thing when I saw it but when I went to the original website the tank looks a pretty decent size. However, not sure what the regulations are. Will have to look into that.