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No Green Thumb Required: This Garden Grows on Aquariums

aquarium garden
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* Self-sustaining
* Makes indoor gardening easy.
* A great way to learn how the natural environment works

If only all pets and plants were this easy to care for. The AquaSprouts Garden is a self-sustaining aquarium and aquaponics kit for the home, office or school. The freestanding and virtually maintenance-free design provides hours of fascination, yet eliminates the need for traditional fertilizer, making upkeep as simple as feeding your fish.

It works using the same principals of the natural world: Fish produce waste and water, which is then pumped into the grow-bed above the aquarium every hour. Bacteria in the grow-bed converts the waste into nutrients for the plants. Clean water is finally cycled back into the aquarium after being filtered through the grow-bed. It’s super simple, yet naturally brilliant.

AquaSprouts makes indoor gardening and having a beautiful aquarium accessible to anyone regardless of experience with fish or plants. This garden fits over any standard 10-gallon aquarium, including existing tanks, making it a smart way to grow fresh herbs, vegetables and ornamentals all year long.

Kids and adults love it, and it’s a great tool for exploring how our natural environment works. The modern black matte design ties in well with any decorating theme; assembly is easy with no tools required. It comes complete with a submersible 9.5 watt pump, which can handle 1650 gallows of flow per hour.

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