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Aquasprouts Table Top Garden

Aquasprouts Table Top Garden

Aquasprouts Table Top Garden

Living Desktop Ecosystem Stylishly combine your garden and aquarium into a self-sustaining, desktop ecosystem. You feed the fish, the fish provides nutrients for the plants and the plants clean the water.

Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates using two types of nitrifying bacteria – nitrosomas and nitrospiras. When fish produce ammonia it attracts a type of bacteria called nitrosomas. These guys and gals convert the ammonia into nitrites – a compound even more toxic than ammonia. Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria called nitrospiras who then convert the nitrites into nitrates – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish. Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and, once stabilized, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants.