Bringing Nature into Your Home…
Introducing “Aqua Ecosystems”
Q1- What if I don’t know anything about keeping plants or fish?
A1- Aquaponics requires very little maintenance and the natural processes looks after the water quality for you. We provide you will videos or verbal advice on how to optimize the health of your fish or plants.
Q2- Can I turn off the water trickling sound?
A2- You can have full or no trickling sound by moving the outlet pips and the water level in the bowl.
Q3- Is it safe to eat the vegies or herbs?
A3- Fish waste is converted into a safe plant food that grows very healthy vegies as they have regular fertilizing and plenty of water. As with all vegetables from a garden or Aquaponics, they must be washed before eating.
Q4- Where do I put the feature?
A4- The plants will ideally need a few hours sunlight next to a window or patio. They will also do well with strong diffuse light. You will also need access to power.
Q5- How much does it cost to run?
A5- The features have a very small low voltage pump which is very efficient. It will typically cost $1 (Aust) per year to run. Given a hydroponic lettuce or herb bunch is around $4 you will be well ahead.
Q6- What type and how many fish can I keep?
A6- You can keep any small fish you wish. Fish such as Goldfish won’t need a heater, however you will need to purchase a pad heater (which sits on the bottom on the bowl) for tropical species. The amount of fish will depend on how you run your feature, however generally you can have anything up to 6 small fish (guppie size) or 2 larger fish (i.e goldfish size). You can keep a crayfish with fish however they may eat them overtime. You can catch wild non native guppies and add them to the bowl with a crayfish. Wild caught fish are far more predator savvy than store bought fish and last much longer. Our demonstration video will give you advice on stocking rates and species.
Q7- Is it real or imitated rock.
A7 The plants are growing out of pots which have an imitated rock coating that is food grade safe. They are porous (seeps water) and ferns and mosses will eventually grow all over them. They are Individual pots so they can be conveniently moved around and planted with a single plant type.
Q8- How do I feed the fish
A8- We have added a feeding hole in the top tray so all you need to do is add a small pinch of fish food once per day.
Q9- What if I have a question or a problem?
A9- We include instructional videos to help you set up and maintain your feature. If however you have any questions just call or email me for advice.
How do I Purchase an Aqua Ecosystems?
Wholesale or Retail inquiries welcomed. Pricing and accessories are outlined below:
Aqua Ecosystem- $120.00 (Aust).
- Includes; 1) 10L glass bowl, 2) pump, 3) fittings and accessories, 4) Biologically activated clay balls, 5) clay pot habitat for crayfish.
Clay balls are Biologically activated (have established bacteria colonies) and the feature is ready to go. Please note the rock cave in the photo of the bowl above is not included (can be purchased from pet stores), however we provide a clay pot for a crayfish home.
Plants shown in the above photos- $10 (Australian)
- This includes; 1 birdsnest fern, 1 maiden hair fern or fern allie, 1 rainforest herb, 1 native violet plant which covers bottom tray,
Crayfish- $5 Each (pickup deliveries only)
Sword tail or guppie fish- Five for $5 (pickup deliveries only)
Features are made in Northern NSW (Pottsville) and pickup is preferred or you can contact us to get an estimate on delivery.
If you are interested in purchasing a “Aqua Ecosystem” please email Glenn Kvassay at email@example.com or by phone on 0417729509.
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