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This is a vertically stacked Aquaponic unit that combines a planter and reservoir in one unit. It uses fish waste to fertilize plants within the system. It uses 80-90% less water than soil farming, while producing higher plant yields. Drought resistant.

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Natalie P. (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 7:48 pm
This project is awesome! Where can I get one?

John M. (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 7:58 pm
Everyone needs to check this out! These food systems are the solution to the world's food problems!

Deb R. (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 8:10 pm
This is just what this country needs!

Joe S. (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 8:15 pm
I love the idea that you can grow your veg and fish all in one system. I agree with Deb, this is what everyone needs!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:05 am
very cool :)

Scott J. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:23 am
WOW! This is simply amazing!

George H. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:34 am
I cant wait to get one of these bad boys!

Jimmy W. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:48 am
It's great to see a company wanting to manufacture systems to help end world hunger. I think you guys have a great idea, hope the best to ya! :)

Emily J. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 10:59 am
Oh my gosh!!!! This is so awesome you guys!! mmmm... I want to grow strawberries in one! That would be a sight to see, walking outside and seeing one of those filled with strawberries!!

Abby Ruiz (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 11:12 am
This is such a great idea considering almost every where is in a drought! lol It would be nice to use less water in gardening.

Roger G (154)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 11:53 am
noted, thanks !

Brad L. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:10 pm
This would be awesome to have at my school!

Paige M. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:27 pm
Such a unique system!

William Livingston (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:30 pm
Really an amazingly unique concept. And its so simple to use, and portable as well! I can really see kids having fun with this!! And that's what they need to do! Get involved with beauty of nature, seeing food grow, and they'll have more respect for the environment, its health, and ultimately make great choices for their health as well!! When you know what goes into a process, you tend to have more respect for it :)

Tom Latham (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:53 pm
I agree with William. This is what kids need to learn and truly connect with nature and their food!

Ashley W. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:59 pm
Who would of thought you could have a whole garden in your house with a fish tank!!

Jayden H. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 2:25 pm
These would make great presents!

Chloe D. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 2:31 pm
Turning the city into farm land!! I love that! it's so true though, more people need to be growing their own food!!

John M. (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 2:47 pm
Thanks so much everyone for all of the comments!

Jo Asprec (0)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 3:04 pm
Looks like a good. Hope it works, when it becomes available.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 8:09 pm

. (0)
Thursday November 24, 2011, 10:42 am
I think that I read (on Care2) about a similar system being used on the roof of a building in Germany. It is a really good idea.

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Thursday November 24, 2011, 6:55 pm
End global hunger, make corporate power accountable tax the hell out of them and start food programs with the filthy money they have horded from us.

KS Goh (0)
Thursday November 24, 2011, 10:41 pm
Thanks for the article.

Alexis D. (0)
Friday November 25, 2011, 7:13 am
How exciting! :)

Sammy H. (0)
Friday November 25, 2011, 7:27 am

Lindsey H. (0)
Friday November 25, 2011, 7:37 am
Your project is so neat. Would love to have one to grow lettuce and peppers in.

Alice Crown (0)
Friday November 25, 2011, 3:06 pm
I want to buy several of these,,,,what a great idea!!!!

Bob P (394)
Friday November 25, 2011, 4:38 pm
great idea thanks

Joe Shults (37)
Saturday November 26, 2011, 5:05 am
Good idea and works. Note that is states: uses fish waste to fertilize plants within the system. I know of one company making this type of fertilizer. They buy fish (and have a problem getting enough), treat the fish in a phosphoric acid solution. Then add enzymes to the slurry. So, that is killing one food supplly to grow another by using this method.

John E (0)
Saturday November 26, 2011, 11:50 am
Hey Joe, sorry for the misunderstanding. We are not killing the fish and creating a fertilizer out of them to fertilize the plants. Fish "waste" is a nicer way of saying "fish poop." The fish live in the system and their poop is what fertilizes the plants. It operates the same way a pond or lake functions, except we're growing edible plants for humans from their waste as opposed to common seaweeds and algae.

Joe Shults (37)
Saturday November 26, 2011, 12:36 pm
John, thanks for the information. This will be easier to use and after the start-up cost - cheaper to operate.

Robert O (12)
Saturday November 26, 2011, 3:50 pm

Vicky P (476)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:13 pm
nice :) but I don't think one can only live on Lettuce, since most of it is water

Natalie P. (0)
Friday December 9, 2011, 2:48 pm
This systems aren't just limited to lettuce. You can grow a whole variety in them!
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