LEARN, GROW & DISCOVER

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ABOUT AQUASPROUTS

The Aquasprouts encourage a new approach to grow and the creation of a self-sufficient ecosystem, using the farming method known as aquaponics. It is an indoor unit where fish and plants can comfortably coexist in the same ecosystem. As fish mature and produce waste, plants use that waste as their nutrients to grow, while also cleaning the tank’s water.

WHAT IS AQUAPONICS

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture, which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and hydroponics which is growing plants without soil. Aquaponics uses these two methods in a symbiotic ecosystem in which plants are fed the waste. In return, the plants clean the water that circulates back to the fish. Microbes play an important role in the nutrition of the plants. These beneficial bacteria gather in the spaces between the roots of the plant and convert the fish waste into substances the plants can use to grow!

HOW DOES IT WORK

Fish in the tank produce waste

Water and waste a pumped into the grow bed which sista above the fish tank

Naturally forming bacteria & microbes in the grow bed converts the waste into nutrients for the plants.

Clean water is cycled back into the aquarium after being filtered through the grow bed

GARDEN OVERVIEW

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LIGHT BAR

Attach any 60cm grow light of your choice, or remove the light-bar and place your Garden near a sunny window

GROW BED

The grow-bed allows for ample space for biological filtration and room for all your favorite fresh plants

CLAY PEBBLES

Takes place of traditonal soil and acts as a support for the plants and roots. Also provides a surface area for nitrfying bacteria to colonize

RETURN DRAIN

Water is filled to a set level inside the grow-bed before being returned to the aquarium by two return drains

PUMP

The pump is turned on by a timer every hour for 15 minutes, bringing water from the aquarium to the grow-bed. The pump is 9.5 Watts / 120 V

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Fits standard 40 Litre aquariums

160 GPH Pump & Timer Included

BPA & Phthalate Free Food Grade Plastic

BENEFITS OF AQUAPONICS

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Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates, Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria called nitrospiras who then convert the nitrites – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish. Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and once stabilised, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants. The benefits are incredible!

How does this fishy stuff work?

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Aquaponics is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to grow food. Aquaponics uses 90%

less water than conventional farming. This is made possible by the nature of Aquaponics itself. Water usage is minimal as recirculated waste and tank water is continuously recycled and consumed as the plants need it. This is what we call a "symbiotic" relationship between fish and plants.

Uses 90% Less water

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Conventional gardening and farming relies on seasons, sunlight, frequent watering, nutrient additives, chemical pesticides, and changing weather conditions to maintain growth. Under optimal growing

conditions, conventional farming still has to deal with many elements. These challenges can prevent plants from being their best self.

Grow Plants upto 100% faster

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Aquaponics does not require pesticides or nasty chemicals to support plant survival. The combination of indoor shelter and growing conditions means that plants are almost completely protected from pests and insects. In saying that, pests always seem to find their way into gardens. Keep an eye out! Basically, it's an easier way to ensure that your food is organic and chemical-free.

Pesticide & Chemical-free

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Rain, hail, or shine... It won't make a difference. As mentioned previously, you can control everything about your Aquaponic garden. Whether you're in a Melbourne apartment, Perth classroom, or Sydney office, you can grow all your favorite foods all year round. Special energy-efficient LED grow lamps allow plants to absorb PPF and act as the sun. This means you can switch seasons by simply changing the lighting schedule. It's pretty cool!

Grow all year round

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Aquaponic gardening means there is no soil, dirt, cold weather, and wet shoes. Harvesting your

aquaponic plants is also a breeze as the roots are clean of soil.

No mess and little maintenance

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about the Aquasprouts?


The Aquasprouts Garden to bring the revolutionary principles of aquaponic farming into the home, office, and classroom, because we believe aquaponics offers something to benefit everyone. By combining fishkeeping and hydroponic gardening, this aquaponics kit does things that neither can do alone, dramatically reducing waste and maintenance. By circulating the water from your aquarium through the Garden’s bed, the AquaSprouts Garden recycles fish waste to provide vital nutrients for growing plants, leaving the water clean and clear without the need for additional filters or frequent water changes. The Garden’s design is simple, freestanding, and virtually maintenance-free, making i ndoor gardening and a beautiful aquarium accessible to anyone regardless of experience with fish or plants. It eliminates the need for traditional fertilizers using the same principles that recycle wastes in natural ecosystems, making upkeep as simple as feeding your fish. We built the Garden to fit on top of any standard 40 litre aquarium including existing fish tanks, making it the perfect way to provide your home or business with fresh herbs and vegetables or beautiful ornamentals. Purchase now through Urbangreenfarms.com




Is it easy to maintain?


We created the Garden specifically for beginners and those who are looking for an easy-to-use aquaponic system. The Garden doesn't require any tools nor do you need any previous aquaponics experience. In addition, we provide a written step-by-step guide to help you set up and maintain your Garden. Our team is also dedicated to providing the best customer service possible to assist anyone who may have questions or need help.




What does the kit come with?


All of the Aquasprouts units come with everything you need to set the unit up and get started. All you need to add yourself is the fish and seeds for the plants you wish to grow and a lamp if your garden does not get enough natural sunlight. ● The white custom-moulded garden bed ● 40 l itre fish tank ● Light Bar (LAMP NOT INCLUDED) ● Pump & Timer ● Grow Media Urban Green Farms has a number of kits available from a basic kit to more defined packs including more accessories for the tank itself such as plants and accessories for the tank, and also the water testing kits and aquarium care items you will need to ensure your fish are healthy and well looked after.




What do I need to get started? What kit do I need?


All of the Aquasprouts units come with everything you need to set the unit up and get started. All you need to add yourself is the fish and seeds for the plants you wish to grow and a lamp if your garden does not get enough natural sunlight. Some additional items and accessories you will need to think about and we highly recommend include: ● A water testing kit - to ensure balance of PH levels is correct. ● API Quick Start Pack - this is to ensure you can add in your fish to the water and it’s safe to do so. ● Fish food ● Tank accessories such as plants, rocks or aesthetic items. ● A heater - only if you decide to use tropical fish in your aquasprouts unit. Urban Green Farms has a number of kits available from a basic starter kit to more defined packs including items mentioned above, accessories for the tank itself such as plants and the tank, and also the water testing kits and aquarium care i tems you will need to ensure your fish are healthy and well looked after. https://www.urbangreenfarms.com.au/product-page/aquasprouts-aquaponic-system




What can I grow in my garden?


The Garden’s unique design makes it possible to grow a variety of leafy greens, herbs, flowers and more. With the right care a wide variety of plants can thrive in the Garden; you can grow from seeds, transplant starter seedlings and more.




What kind of fish can I raise?


Our aquarium works best with common pet fish: tetras, guppies, minnows, mollies, barramundi and most small freshwater fish. On the back, there is a 2 inch gap between the grow bed and aquarium, which leaves room for a heater, automatic fish feeder, aerator and or other aquarium accessories.




What can I learn from my garden?


The Garden is ideal not only for growing fresh herbs and plants, but also for teaching. It’s ideal for demonstrating a variety of concepts related to STEM education including chemistry, biology, and environmental studies. It’s an especially great tool for keeping kids engaged, a living model ecosystem that they can interact with as they watch the transformation of the system - fish food into waste, plants, and ultimately herbs, greens, and even fruits for them to enjoy.




What if I have to access the tank?


The Garden has a 5.1cm gap between the aquarium and grow-bed on the back to feed your fish and accommodate accessories. You can easily move the Garden to gain full access to the aquarium.





For more information about Aquasprouts visit us at www.urbangreenfarms.com.au/shop