AquaSprouts: combining both your garden and aquarium into a beautiful, self-cleaning ecosystem on your countertop. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 3, 2014.
About this project
How it works
Both practical and appealing, the AquaSprouts garden is a unique product that uses aquaponics technology in a simple, compact design. Aquaponics is a closed-loop system in which fish and plants work together to create a sustainable ecosystem. When the fish are fed, they create waste that is pumped into the AquaSprouts grow-bed. Naturally occurring bacteria then break down the waste and saturate the grow-bed with nutrients; producing strong, healthy plants while cleaning the water for the fish.
AquaSprouts is the perfect learning tool to explore how our natural environment works: fish waste fertilizes the plants and in return the plants filter the water. By creating this symbiotic relationship, our countertop ecosystem eliminates the need for a traditional filter, toxic fertilizers, and other chemicals that harm fish and contaminate food.
The AquaSprouts Garden was created to compliment any space. Our systems will be made out of black, scratch-resistant polycarbonate. We also designed our system to be easy to setup and use, with all the materials and instructions needed to start your first AquaSprouts Garden.
Made out of BPA-free plastic with a sleek design, the AquaSprouts Garden is ideal for countertop installation. However, this design requires complicated molds and production. Your support of our kickstarter pays these start-up costs, allowing us to quickly begin production and get our Garden to your countertop.
In the Box
AquaSprouts is founded on the idea that aquaponic systems can be both beautiful and functional. After thoroughly testing multiple prototypes, we designed our system with a deep grow-bed, allowing for more plant diversity and optimal growth. Our gardens are compact enough to sit on a desk or counter, yet large enough to have a fully functional aquarium and indoor garden.
Aquaponics has never looked so good. Join us as we show the world what they've been missing.
Risks and challenges
To ensure the AquaSprouts Garden is to the highest quality, our team is collaborating with BeKnown, a company which boasts over 25 years of retail design and manufacturing experience to develop a product that surpasses the highest industry standards. All of us on the AquaSprouts team strive for both quality and efficiency in our work, and with headquarters in Austin we are confident we will be able to produce and ship the AquaSprouts system on schedule. We have locally secured warehouse spaces and arrangements for both domestic and international shipping.
However, as with any manufacturing endeavor, issues with materials, machinery, and mail services are always possible. Fortunately, as a company we are dedicated to excellent customer satisfaction on a personal level. If any problems occur, we have a team of experienced individuals prepared to deal with them immediately. There is every possible safety net in place to ensure the AquaSprouts garden makes it to your counter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If you would like to request and interview please email Press@AquaSprouts.com
$139: The kit without the 10-gallon aquarium
$149: Early-bird special comes with the kit and a 10-gallon aquarium (500 limited quantity)
$175: The kit and a 10-gallon aquarium
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