The self sustaining aquarium exists!

Once upon a time…

When I was a child we had an aquarium, it was nice and relatively big.
It was really funny to see how everything was growing and how the fishes interacted with each other…
But after a while the annoying part of having an aquarium become bigger and bigger… the maintenance!!!
Replace a part of the water each week, clean the sand all 2 weeks, clean the glass all 3 weeks etc…

Back to the future!

Now, 20 years later (OMG, am I really that old?!?), I have my own children and I would also like them to have the chance to immerse themselves in these water worlds and to experience firsthand how the life in the water evolves.

Aquaponics definition from Wikipedia
Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrifying bacteria initially into nitrites and subsequently into nitrates, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.

Window to Nature

Finally I’ve found what I think is the best aquaponics aquarium for an apartment (or office or simply for everywhere).
It is the EcoQube C:

Does this system work?

I installed the EcoQube in January and you can believe me or not (I would not have believed it myself).
I have NEVER replaced the water and NEVER cleaned the sand and only 2 times cleaned the glass and 3 times cut the plants a bit.
Because pictures says more than 1000 words, this are the photos after more than 6 months:

This is one of my two cappuccino snails.
This is one of my Neocaridina davidi var. “Blue Dream”.
This are my Mosquito Rasbora.

One last thing:

If you are interested in the EcoQube Air I have a code for $15 OFF when ordering via Amazon: GET15AIR

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Adriano Raiano

Adriano Raiano

founder of locize.com; Software Architect, Bachelor in Computer Science #serverless #nodejs #cqrs #ddd always in search for #innovative and #disruptive stuff