|Dimensions:||28" x 8" x 35"|
|Aquarium:||Standard 10-gallon aquarium 20" x 10" x 12"|
|Pump & Plumbing:||160 gallons per hour submersible pump (9.5 Watts/120V). Flood and drain plumbing controlled by a mechanical timer. All necessary components included.|
|Plant types:||Herbs, Salad Greens, Fruits, Flowers|
|Fish types:||Tetras, Guppies, Minnows, Mollies and most small freshwater fish|
Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates using two types of nitrifying bacteria – nitrosomas and nitrospiras. When fish produce ammonia it attracts a type of bacteria called nitrosomas. These guys and gals convert the ammonia into nitrites – a compound even more toxic than ammonia. Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria called nitrospiras who then convert the nitrites into nitrates – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish. Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and, once stabilized, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants.
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"I got this as part of the kickstarter campaign, and all in all my husband
and I have had a great time with this project." - Lisa
"This is a really great and good looking small aquaponics system.
You can make one of these systems but it's hard to make it look so sleek for indoor use." - Kevin P
"The customer service is great and they really want you to be successful with it.
I've already got sprouts!!" - msmoers
"I have an outdoor system, and I'm very impressed with the quality
and functionality of this little system. This is without a doubt the best intro aquaponics kit on the market." - Roger