How fun is this?


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It’s a fish tank,

it’s a garden,

it’s …


This newfangled countertop-gardening gizmo has the “neat-o” market cornered.


Photo courtesy of Back to the Roots (

In a nutshell, it’s a self-cleaning fish tank that grows food.


None. All you do is feed the fish.


Nope. It’s soil-free (the plants grow in clean pebbles).

Um … smell?

Not a whiff except for the sweet scents of flourishing herbs and greens. (Almost sounds too good to be true.)

So, how does it work?

“This closed-loop eco-system uses the fish waste to naturally fertilize the plants above,” explain Aquafarm’s inventors. “In turn, the plants clean the water for your pet fish.”

The ready-to-grow kit, which is made in California and sells for about $60, includes everything you need to get started, from organic seeds to fish food, and you also get a discount coupon for your first fish from Petco.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?


Photo courtesy of Back to the Roots


Photo courtesy of Back to the Roots

Kids and Christmas!


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Finally, the answer to the office desk top Beta fish tank that never gets cleaned and gets way too disgusting to imagine! Beta fish will now have a perfect environment and those sterile cubbies will get an upgrade with nice green plants. Plus, I bet it will be like a little Zen space to let your eyes wander to when the last phone call was over the top! Perfect for classrooms too! This is a great learning tool and the answer to a pet for apartment dwellers!! I hope lots of kids get one for Christmas!!

  2. Corri Riebow says:

    We have two betas….I think I need a couple of these!!!

  3. Thayes Hower says:

    I think the idea is a really good one, but the price tag!

  4. Karlyne says:

    How about “Gramma and Christmas”? I’d love a couple of these!

  5. Nancy says:

    Have hesitated to get a fish tank, seeing all the work two of my sons have with theirs. What a great idea! I have not had good luck trying to grow herbs in the house and this sure sounds like a “win-win” item. Now where do I find this to order one!

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