Grow Your Own Veggies With the Help of Your Fish Tank

January 30, 2015

Grow Your Own Veggies With the Help of Your Fish Tank

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Yep. You heard correctly. You can literally grow your own veggies thanks in part to your fish tank. Of course this is not your normal fish tank, but the veggies you’ll grow are completely organic.

Fed up with “the dangers of modern food production” and pesticides, the creators of Aqualibrium set out to design a safer way to grow food. A way that could be used by anyone, anywhere. Their original and current model even fits in spaces as small as apartments.

So what the hell is an Aqualibrium?

The Aqualibrium Garden

According to the makers, Aqualibrium is a “closed-loop ecosystem that can fit anywhere...offering the freedom to grow food year round.”

In layman’s terms, it’s a fish tank on the bottom and a garden on top. The fish tank provides a symbiotic relationship, according to the geniuses behind Aqualibrium, whereby the fish take care of the plants and the plants in turn take care of the fish.

If I haven’t lost you yet, then you’re probably just as amazed and confused as I was.

Here’s how it works:


Water from the fish tank is periodically sent upwards to the garden bed where it is filtered and used by the plants. After the nutrients are absorbed by the plants, the water is then filtered back down to the fish providing the little guys with a constant stream of clean water.

This process happens throughout the day and keeps the relationship and balance between the veggies and the fish as optimal as possible.

Don’t worry if fish aren’t your thing as you can opt out of using the fish tank and have a completely indoor hydroponics system instead of an aquaponic system.

In case you were wondering, the Aqualibrium is:

  • Made of BPA-Free Plastic
  • Food Grade and Safe
  • Adjustable for Larger Plants
  • Easy to Use: Setup can take as little as five minutes.
  • Great for Homes Without Direct Sunlight. If finding a spot with enough sunlight is an issue for your home, don’t sweat it since the Aqualibrium comes with special LED Grow Lights.
  • Equipped to Grow Fresh Herbs, Vegetables, Teas or Flowering Plants

To top it off, the clean, modern design is a perfect accent to any home.

The Aqualibrium Garden
I absolutely love this product and can’t wait to see what else these guys come up with.

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