Hi, We're Aquaponos.
We're a startup company dedicated to sustainable food growing. It's nice to meet you.
We think the way food is grown currently sucks, point blank. Traditional agriculture is a technology that has remained relatively unchanged for centuries, and this makes it really unsustainable and inefficient. In the United States alone, agriculture accounts for 80% of the nations consumptive water use, and 30% of its land use.
This makes in hard to grow your own fresh food because it's hard to do - a traditional garden requires space, time, and water. We want to change this.
a better way to grow food.
We use a new method of growing food, called aquaponics, in our products.
Aquaponics is awesome! With aquaponics, you hack biology to combine a self-cleaning fish tank, with a self watering plant, which forms a closed loop and sustainable system that's easy to use. In a fish tank, you have fish that are fed regularly, and well, generate waste as a result. This water, with the fish waste, is used to grow plants hydroponically (or in water instead of soil). The plants can use this fish waste as a fertilizer to grow, and will in turn filter the water. Then, the water is returned clean to the fish, completing the aquaponic loop!
Aquaponics is a great method of growing food because:
The AquaGarden is our approach to making in-home growing and aquaponics possible.
Right now, if you wanted to start your own aquaponic garden you'd find that there are about 2 main ways to do so - through creating a DIY system or through buying an individual system kit.
DIY aquaponics is pretty great, because you can grow a large amount of food. But, it doesn't always look so pretty and you need a lot of knowledge, space, and time to build one of these system - which can make it really inaccessible. On the other hand, there are individual system kits. These systems look nice, can fit almost anywhere, and are usually easy to set up and use. However, we found that the home systems out there don't generate a significant amount of food and more exists to look cool. We aim to find a happy medium between these type types of systems with our AquaGarden.
The AquaGarden is the happy marriage between DIY Aquaponics and in home kits. We've used our expertise in aquaponics, and our engineering skills to design a system that combines the function of a DIY system with the design and versatility of an in-home system.
Our AquaGarden is like the "IKEA" of home gardening. It comes as a kit, ready for you to assemble with everything needed, except for the water, fish, and seeds. We'll even walk you through the setup process! After setting it up, you'll be able to enjoy aquaponics in your own home - indoors or outdoors - year round, and grow your own fresh herbs, leafy greens, or vegetables!