Aquarium Garden Kit for the Home on Indiegogo
Startup Home Ecology is bringing a new product to market on crowdfunding marketplace Indiegogo. The Aquarium Garden transforms any fish tank into a lush ecosystem with herbs, plants and flowers on top—a decorative and culinary addition to any home or work environment.
Fish waste provides the nutrients for the plants to grow, plants thrive because they are constantly watered, and fish live longer because they’re in clean water, according to the company.
“We have a dream to turn every aquarium into a garden,” said Tom Duncan, founder of Home Ecology. “We hope to inspire and educate people to build a mini-ecosystem in the home or the workplace. This is a world first, a vertical garden inside the aquarium mimicking the habitat levels within a coral reef.”
The Aquarium Garden kit consists of a plastic planter box, Aqua Biofilter growing material, hooks and suction cups. Users just add three seedlings per planter, and their tank will start growing plants.
The Aquarium Garden improves fish health; naturally filters the tank by growing plants above and below the water; allows plants to soak up nutrients directly; and reduces the need for cleaning, pumps and filters, Duncan said.
Plants can be grown on top or at different levels inside the fish tank, like an underwater vertical garden.
To find out more information or place a pre-order, visit the Aquarium Garden Indiegogo page.