Ever heard of aquaponics? It is an aquaculture system which uses the waste produced by farmed aquatic creatures to supply nutrients for hydroponically grown plants that purify the water for the aquatic creatures in turn. Although it may sound like a very complicated setup, you will not need to worry about it, thanks to these really cool home aquaponics kits that do all the work for you.
Eco-Cycle Aquaponics Kit
This is a retrofit aquaponics system that transforms an aquarium into a really productive garden. It is suitable for aquariums sized up to 20 gallons and suited for goldfish and other tropical aquarium fish. The fish in the aquarium help generate enough waste to provide nutrients to the plants placed above it while the plants help in purifying the water for the fish.
Back to the Roots Aquaponics Kit
After their success with the Oyster Mushroom Grow Kits, Back to the Roots has come out with another innovative aquaponics kit called Back to the Roots Aquaponics kit. The kit features a compact table top fish tank that is capable of cleaning itself without any intervention on your part. It comes with a closed loop system that helps generate a symbiotic relationship between the fishes in the tank and the plants above, thus creating an environment that allows anyone to understand the process of aquaponics as well as food production better.
Grove Aquaponics Kit
This aquaponics kit comes with a wooden cabinet that features a fish tank at the bottom. The fishes produce ammonia rich waste that is broken down in the water. The broken down ammonia forms nitrates that are absorbed by the plants growing atop the fish tank in the wooden cabinet. While the kit is self-cleaning and needs minimal maintenance, it also comes with sensors that send notifications to your mobile phone or tablet for any additional care and maintenance needs.
Water Garden Aquaponics Kit
The Water Garden Aquaponics kit by Garden-In-A-Can helps you ease into the field of aquaponics gently. The compact aquarium uses betta fish as a food producer for the plants placed on top. The bacteria in the tank’s water convert the fishes’ food into nitrates which are absorbed by the herbs and plants. The plants in turn purify the water, thus making the tank self-sufficient.
Aquasprouts Aquaponics Kit
This innovative indoor garden aquaponics kit features a compact design that comes with a closed loop system. A sustainable ecosystem is established with the fishes and plants working together, with the fishes producing waste which is pumped via the system into the kit’s grow bed. The waste is transformed into nitrates which the plants absorb for growth.
The plants filter the water in return, thus maintaining a clean environment for the fish. This reduces the need for toxic fertilizers and traditional filters for the garden and tank respectively.
Home Aquaponics Kit by Alejandro Velez and Nihil Arora
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UC Berkeley graduates Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora have come up with a home aquaponics kit which is self-cleaning and self-sufficient. Featuring a plastic tank that is capable of growing food, the kit comes with a closed loop circulation system which helps the waste from the fish reach the plants while helping the latter filter the water in the tank and clean it on a continuous basis.
This allows you to grow your favorite plants indoors without the need to take care of them on a constant basis. The kit can also grow herbs and other vegetables the year around irrespective of the weather outside.
Aquaponics is becoming a hugely popular way of growing plants in homes and other indoor spaces. With an aquaponics kit, you can easily grow your favorite plants the year around without caring for them continuously.