If you haven’t yet heard of the EcoQube, check it out: this super-cool desktop ecosystem uses plants like edible greens, herbs, and even flowers to filter water for the fish living in the aquarium below. Like any other aquaponics system, it works by creating a symbiosis between the fish and the plants—lettuce, mint, basil, strawberries, or flowers suck up the nutrients that the fish release (i.e. poop), thus filtering the water that the fish live in, so the fishy friends stay healthy, while nourishing the edibles above. EcoQube was created with sustainable agriculture in mind, and can turn even the smallest space into an indoor mini-farm. The original system was funded successfully on Kickstarter, and a new version is being launched in the near future, so stay tuned!
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