The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit lets users raise plants and filter their aquarium's water at the same time
A submersible pump (lower right) brings water up from the aquarium and into a prefilter section
The water flows into a grow tray, which holds 13 three-inch (76-mm) net pots containing greens or herbs of your choice
Each ECO-Cycle also includes a rack-mounted dual high-output T5 fluorescent grow light fixture for the plants, and a 7-watt LED light bar for the aquarium
The folks at the non-profit ECOLIFE Foundation are dedicated to providing, as they put it, “ecologically sustainable water, food, and shelter to communities through education applied programs.” Part of this mandate involves the promotion of community aquaponics projects – systems that symbiotically combine aquaculture and hydroponics. Now, the group is bringing scaled-down aquaponics to classrooms and homes, in the form of its ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit for aquariums.
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