The AquaFarm Combines Aquaponics to Create a Mini Ecosystem

By: Janelle Savel - Feb 4, 2014
References: thegadgetflow & backtotheroots
The AquaFarm fish tank is like a mini ecosystem that uses fish, water and plants in a continuous cycle of growth.

The AquaFarm uses the ancient tradition of aquaponics to create fully functional a biological community. Aquaponics is a method of farming which uses a combination of fish and plant cultivation together in a symbiotic environment. The water from the fish tanks is pumped to the plants and the healthy bacteria from the plant roots converts to ammonia-rich waste for the fish. Both the plants and the fish get their nutrients from each other to continue to live and grow in a substantial environment.

This mini ecosystem is great for the home or classroom, and the tank is self cleaning, so it requires hardly any maintenance. This is also a fun and perfect way to help teach children biology.