The fishtankfarm is a small indoor garden perfect for growing your favorite organic plants, year round, with a fish tank!
I want to introduce people to the world of aquaponics which I consider to be a beautiful harmony between fish and plants. Once the aquaponic system has cycled with beneficial bacteria, it ages like fine wine. The plants grown in this system are totally organic and they are extremely flavorful. The fishtankfarm is a project I've been working on for several years. In the last year, I've perfected this system to the point that it's easier to maintain than a normal aquarium. You don't ever have to change out fish water again! Just top it off with non chlorinated water, once a week.
The way it works is quite simple. The fish get fed twice a day. The fish waste is pumped up to the grow bed via a water pump on a timer. The beneficial bacteria that live in the grow bed convert the waste into plant food. The plant roots take in the newly created plant food, filter the water, and return the clean water via gravity to the fish tank.
GROW PLANTS YEAR ROUND!
What kind of plants can you grow in the fishtankfarm? So far, I have successfully grown lettuce, basil, dill, oregano, thyme, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onion, strawberries, and all types of flowers. As the ecosystem matures (4 - 6 months) the plant growth gets better and better as more nutrients get released to the plants. Choose your color white or black.
I need your support to get this product into classrooms and homes. The capital raised on kickstarter will help me set up a stand at the local public market, build an online store, and really get my home-grown business off the ground.
The fishtankfarm kit contains everything you need to get the system cycling (2 weeks), just add fish and seeds. The first 50 backers that qualify for a fishtankfarm are guaranteed to receive their fishtankfarm before the holidays.
All freshwater fish and invertebrates will work in this system.
In our 10 gallon fishtankfarm, I recommend two goldfish and one algae eater.
Unfortunately, due to the shipping weight of the kit, we only ship inside the continental U.S.
The first 50 backers that qualify for a fishtankfarm are guaranteed to receive their fishtankfarm in time for the holidays. Any orders there after, will be shipped in January.
Yes! It's actually easier to maintain than a normal fish tank. In a normal fish tank, it's necessary to do partial water changes once a week to remove nitrate build up. With the fishtankfarm, the plants roots take up all the excess nitrate and clean the water for the fish. Therefore, you never have to change out fish water again!
Feed the fish twice a day and top off the system with non-chlorinated water once a week. That's it!
Nope. People have commented on how soothing the sound of the system is. The only noise you hear is water draining back in the fish tank, when the water pump is on.
Nope. This might be the easiest way to grow a plant yet! Everything is automated with timers, so as long as you feed the fish and top off with water, your plants will be tall and proud and organic!
Yep. In fact, plants grown in these systems are some of the best tasting and smelling, that you will find anywhere! That's no joke.
The fishtankfarm is 24"L x 16"W x 72"H
There's a couple of ways. You can buy non-chlorinated water at the grocery store. You can use rain water. You can use tap water, BUT it needs to sit out for 24 hours until the chlorine evaporates.
Feel free to call me at (865)919-6487 or email me at email@example.com. I'll get back to you within 24hrs.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 25, 2011.
Sep 26, 2011 - Nov 25, 2011 (60 days)
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[ THANK YOU ] - A big THANK YOU for helping us get to our goal and your name on our website for all to see!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[ PLANT FOOD ] - To thank you for your continued support, you will receive a 1lb. bag of our OrganiGro plant food. It's a blended mix of the finest organic material on earth. It's perfect for container plants. Just spread across the top and water in. Shipping is included.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[ T-SHIRT ] - You will receive a limited edition fishtankfarm T-shirt. Printed on 100% preshrunk cotton. Let us know your size. Shipping is included. (Please add $10 for international shipping).Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[ BASIC FISHTANKFARM ] - This is the "bare bones" kit. It includes everything you will need, except a 10 gallon fish tank, grow light and fish. Choose from 2 colors black or white. Includes shipping inside the continental U.S. In addition to the basic fishtankfarm, you also receive the first three rewards listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[LOCAL PICKUP FULL FISHTANKFARM] - This is for people in the Knoxville area. This is the full fishtankfarm kit. It includes everything you need to get started. Choose from 2 colors: black or white. The first 50 sold are guaranteed to be delivered by the holidays. In addition to the full fishtankfarm, you also receive the first three rewards listed aboveEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[ FULL FISHTANKFARM ] - This is the full fishtankfarm kit. It includes everything you need to get started, minus the fish. Choose from 2 colors: black or white. The first 50 sold are guaranteed to be delivered by the holidays. Pledge amount includes shipping inside the continental U.S. In addition to the full fishtankfarm, you also receive the first three rewards listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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[ DELUX FISHTANKFARM ] - This is the custom fishtankfarm. You get everything the fishtankfarm kit has to offer, plus we will custom paint your fish tank, grow bed and grow light any color under the rainbow to make your fishtankfarm truly original. Let us know what your favorite color is! It's also guaranteed to be delivered by the holidays. Pledge amount includes shipping inside the continental U.S. In addition to the delux fishtankfarm, you also receive the first three rewards listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011