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Old 05-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #1 
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Herb Growing Betta Aquarium/AquaFarm

http://store.backtotheroots.com/prod...aquaponics.htm



It appears to be big enough to house the betta, but since it needs daylight for the plants to grow, I'd be concerned about algae growth.

Also, it looks like it would be pretty easy to add a heater and it would probably even be beneficial for the plants.

What do you guys think?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #2 
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Does it have space for him/her to breathe at the top? Otherwise yeah it's pretty cool, I'm sure the plants would the heater as well, it will be like spring for them all the time! haha
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #3 
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From their prototype they recently posted on Facebook, the betta seems to have plenty of air to breathe.



This company also sells home mushroom growing kits, if you're into that. ;P
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #4 
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Oh that's cool, glad they took that into consideration!

(Sorry, mushrooms gross me out lol) But cool nonetheless!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #5 
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I have always wondered how successful this system with only a single betta is.

In aquaponics, it seems like they tend to overstock their systems and use fast-growing and sometimes 'dirty' fish. I assume this is to maximise the amount of nutrients available to the growing plants.

I am not sure that a single betta is going to be able to provide the necessary nutrients to grow plants. I was always under the impression terrestrial plants much prefer to use nitrates over ammonia, while aquarium plants prefer to utilise the latter. Therefore, wouldn't the aim of the system be to produce as much nitrates as possible?

Just wondering in case any with aquaponics experience can answer me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #6 
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well my betta didnt have any problem sustaining my pothos plant....but who knows, its a cute idea if done right
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:19 PM   #7 
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Well, guys, I caved.

I bought the AquaFarm and ordered a 7.5w heater and thermometer.

The site said it's going to be released sometime this month, so I'm hoping it'll be here soon. :)
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #8 
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Cool, good luck with it! I know, I personally would suck at growing the plants/herbs haha but I've at least got a green thumb when it comes to aquatic plants thankfully XD

So good luck and tell us how it turns out! Should be pretty neat :D
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #9 
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Will do! :)

Now I can get a new betta as well! *sosorryforthebettainsanitylol*
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #10 
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Lol, please, I'm up to 15 Betta's now XD I do need an intervention! I've got 4 boys, 9 girls and 2 younging's waiting to be sexed. All of this in 5 tanks lol
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