The company Aquarium Design Innovations is out with a new iteration of their EcoQube line, the EcoQube C, a desktop ecosystem that uses basil to filter the water. They are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
The desktop aquarium is designed to a be a complete ecosystem for your home of office. The fish creates waste. The filter takes the waste and turns into fertilizer for the plant. The plant grows and cleans the water for the fish, and the process starts all over again. It’s simple, all you have to do is decorate your tank, fill it with water, plug it in, and enjoy your very own sustainable ecosystem.
The two founders, Kevin Liang and Eric Suen, began working on the original EcoQube when they were in high school. They say “Aquaponics is a clear solution to address many issues of water and food shortages all over the world and we hope the EcoQube can help bring this incredible yet simple solution in to our everyday lives and influence the way we perceive the larger issues in the world today.” Their goal was to help people reconnect with the environment. The new beautiful, integrated design is durable, portable, and compact. They’ve made it more affordable while maintaining the high quality build.