Aquaponics: Are Fish the Future of Organic Farming?

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Parcs Holman speaks with a rambling conviction about the mechanics and advantages of aquaponics. “It’s totally the future,” he says. “You’re growing hundreds of pounds of food a year for a fraction of the water and power.” Aquaponics, the growing of plants with roots submerged in water, is being touted by enthusiasts as the next frontier in urban agriculture.

The system depends on a network of tubes connecting a pond of fish with “rafts” that hold the plants. As the fish create waste, the water circulates to the rafts where tiny bacteria convert it into nutrient-rich plant feed. “It’s just replicating nature,” Holman notes. “Except nature has the sun, and we use a small amount of electricity.” Read more…

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BiOrb Is a Happy Home for Your Fish

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Product name: BiOrb 15L Flow Aquarium
Price: $ 149.99 on BiOrb’s site, or $ 124.99 on Amazon
Who would like this?: Any fish owners looking to save space and energy

Fish don’t require a lot of attention. As long as you remember to sprinkle some food into their tanks every day and keep their quarters relatively clean, you’re doing about all you can as a pet owner — just don’t tap the glass

If you’re searching for a gift for your fish-owning (or fish-wanting) pals this holiday season, consider BiOrb’s 15L Flow Aquarium

The tank holds four gallons of water and only uses about two volts of power. Its exterior is made entirely of light-weight acrylic, so it’s sturdy and easy to carry. BiOrb is a cinch to move around, making redecorating or relocating a breezeIt’s easy to customize with plants, decorations or whatever else your fish — or fish (plural) — prefer. Aesthetically, the tank has a sleek and modern look, making it a perfect gift for homeowners or apartment dwellers concerned with feng shui Read more…

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