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The Life Aquatic

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Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.

Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez left their jobs in favor of starting a project to help people grow their own food.…
Five "net pods" float above the tank in a small pool of water. Fish create waste that the tank then siphons up into the…
Aside from being a great example of recycling materials, the design of the Aquaponics kit is remarkable. If funded, the…
"We went into this with no preconceptions of shape, size, or materials," Nikhil says. "We had just fallen in love with…
The final product is small enough to sit on a kitchen counter without being an obstacle. At three gallons, the tank is…
Ease of use is a driving force behind the design: not only do you not have to clean the tank, the only needed…
Designing the tank brought about a few extra challenges, Arora says. "We explored various shapes—eventually landing on…
Another perk is the connection it can have with children. It can teach them the importance of fresh food as well as…
Aquaponics is up for funding on Kickstarter until December 15. If successfully funded, the tanks will reach consumers…
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