This Aquatic Ecosystem Combines Gardening and Fish Keeping

 - Jul 11, 2017
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Barcelona-based startup 'Aquapioneers' have developed an at-home kit that's making gardening and fish keeping easier than ever.

Not everyone has a natural green thumb or the attention span that aquaculture demands. Aquaponics is an agricultural technique which produces zero waste. This compact design combines an aquarium with a vegetable garden. The feces produced by the fish act as a natural fertilizer for the plants, which help grow a variety of herbs, fruits and vegetables, all year round. In return, the plants purify the water, creating a full circle of reusable resources that eliminate the chance of unclean fish tanks and withering plants.

The aquaponic ecosystem serves as an example of vertical urban agriculture that saves both space and resources.