Mark Boyer

N.I. Teijin Shoji's Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

by , 08/01/12

Aquaponics, fish tank, aquarium, lettuce, fish, hydroponics

This small aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji, grows fresh lettuce and fish. The aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. As in other aquaponics systems, the plants are fertilized by the fish effluent in a symbiotic, closed-loop system. The compact design, where the water, ornamental fish, and vegetables can all be seen together, was created by a.a.c., an aquarium production company. This version will be priced at 300,000 yen ($3,800). N.I. Teijin also plans to offer custom-made versions.

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5 Comments

  1. Ishwar Lal June 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Yes, it is very useful and today we need this system to control and to reduce the environmental pollution.

    Also I want to contact this company for training and for further business opportunities.

  2. JeffH August 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    bthinker, so the phrase “symbiotic, closed-loop system” isn’t really accurate then…

  3. Diamonde August 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Interesting concept. Where do we buy this from?

  4. bthinker bthinker August 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

    JeffH, yes, those aren’t the types of fish that can live on lettuce alone, very few can. All which can are much larger fish capable of low protien diets. For example Tilapia, Grass carp, and Catfish.

  5. jeffh August 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Interesting article. You mention that it’s a closed loop system but do the fish need to be fed regular fish food?

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