Have you been wanting to get a fish for your kids or family, but dread the thought of having to clean the tank? You know that even though the kiddos promise they will do it, it will end up being another job for Mom or Dad.
Well, check out the deal I spotted today on this super COOL AquaFarm self-cleaning fish tank. It combines a 3-gallon fish tank with a vegetable and herb grow bed into one closed-loop system that fits easily on any kitchen counter.
You might think it sounds a little weird to feed fish poop to plants, but this concept will sound familiar to natural and organic gardeners who probably use or know about TerraCycle Natural Fertilizer (made from worm poop).
- Includes silent, submersible water pump and 360° view
- Self-cleaning fish tank that grows food
- Fish waste feeds the plants; Plants clean the water
- Everything you need to get started, including water pump, organic seeds and a discount coupon for a Betta fish
- Designed and manufactured in the USA
What plants can I grow in my AquaFarm?
The kit includes organic wheatgrass and basil seeds. If you’re looking to grow other plants, leafy greens and herbs work best. AquaFarm makers recommend parsley, cilantro, mint, arugula, mixed greens, and other varieties of basil.
What types of fish can I keep in my AquaFarm?
The AquaFarm is not suitable for fish that are particularly sensitive to fluctuating ammonia and nitrite levels. This is a completely biologically-filtered system, and it does take time for the tank to cycle and become balanced. For this reason, betta fish are highly recommended, as they are especially hardy. Zebra danios and guppies also work well with the AquaFarm at numbers of two to three per tank. If you decide to keep goldfish, please make sure you have a larger tank to move them to once they outgrow the 3 gallons!
How many fish can I keep in my AquaFarm?
If you have a betta, you can only keep one per tank, as they will fight if kept with other fish. If you’re keeping other more peaceful fish, the general rule of thumb is 1” of fish per gallon.
Visit Amazon here to learn more and order your AquaFarm.