Back to the Roots Aqua Farm

$89.97

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What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is an ancient, sustainable method of farming developed by the Aztecs. It uses ninety percent less water than traditional farming methods and combines aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). The AquaFarm concentrates all the amazing features of large-scale aquaponics into a three gallon tank for your kitchen or classroom table. The fish poo and pee, and all that waste-water gets broken down by beneficial bacteria into nutrients. The waste-water from the fish is then pumped up and upcycled as an organic fertilizer for the plants. The plants take up the nutrients and, at the same time, clean the water which then falls back down for the fish. There is no soil – the plants are growing just on rocks – all the nutrients coming from the fish (no need for any artificial fertilizers – it’s all organic!) There is no need to change the water because of the plants – it’s a self-cleaning fish tank!

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  • Bring the garden inside with the Back to the Roots Water Garden. This mini aquaponic tank is a closed-loop ecosystem - the betta fish waste fertilizes the plants on top, and the plants filter and clean the water for your fish -¬†not your average betta fish bowl!
  • The Water Garden aquaponic kit comes with everything you need to get started including: 3-gallon fish tank, organic wheatgrass and radish sprout seeds, a coupon for your betta fish, fish food, natural fertilizer, a silent, submersible water pump, gravel, and growstones.
  • Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture, or fish farming, and hydroponics, or growing plants in nutrient-rich water. The fish excrete ammonia that would become toxic to the fish in a regular fish bowl. In the Water Garden, the ammonia-rich waste is pumped up to the grow bed and absorbed by the plants, helping them grow twice as fast as in traditional farming! The clean water is then filtered back to the tank, creating a low-maintenance, self-cleaning cycle to foster a healthy fish and herb garden.
  • Learn more about the science inside your fish tank -¬†download the Water Garden curriculum at backtotheroots.com for lessons on the history of aquaponics, how it works, and the benefits of home and commerical aquaponics.
  • Grow One, Give One! Submit a photo of your growing Water Garden for a chance to win one for a classroom of your choice through Back to the Roots' monthly giveaway. Upload your photo at backtotheroots.com/giveone.
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