Friday, June 5, 2009

"Floating Garden", the Green Ecosystem

The Floating Garden concept was created by Duende Studio. The photos below is a limited edition prototype, but it will be commercialized for sale next year. This mini ecosystem is green and self-maintains. The waste from the fish is filtered through gravel/sand that turns into nitrate that the plants will use as food to grow. The water is returned to the aquarium clean and the cycle repeats.

This aquarium would also be great for my father-in-law who clean out the aquarium and accidentally kills his fish because of the remnants from the chemical cleaners!

Before I saw the floating aquarium, I always wanted this ever since I laid eyes on it from the Sky Mall catalogue because it was a self-maintaining (technically) aquarium. It was so expensive though... The average life expectancy is 2 years, but it can live as long as 10 years!

The delicate coexistence of animal and plant life (red shrimp, algae and microbes) thrives within each glass sphere of seawater. This technology was developed by NASA scientists as part of a growing initiative to study our planet’s biosphere.
Source: Brookstone.

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