Aquasprouts Garden Bundle
The AquaSprouts® Garden Bundle includes everything you need to have a successful aquaponic experience! This package is perfect for users who are eager to grow and expand right away. Just add water, fish and your favorite seeds/plants!
|Dimensions:||28" L, 8" W (10" with 10-gallon aquarium), and 17" H (35" H with light bar).|
|Aquarium:||Standard 10-gallon aquarium 20" x 10" x 12"|
|Pump & Plumbing:||Adjustable depth flood-and-drain style grow bed controlled by mechanical timer.160 gallons per hour submersible pump (9.5 Watts/120V). All fittings included.|
|Plant types:||Container plants up to 24” tall: Culinary herbs, leafy greens, fruits, small-statured vegetables|
|Fish types:||Small aquarium fish species including tetras, mollies & platies, gouramis, barbs, and more|
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.