Wouldn’t it be cool to have a small aquaponic system producing greens or veggies on your counter? Check out these top countertop aquaponic garden systems!
New To Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is a method of gardening that requires no soil or added nutrients. Instead, fish waste is naturally broken down and turned into nutrients the plants can absorb.
While most aquaponic systems are large scale growing edible fish like tilapia, you can actually use many different fish for hydroponics, these smaller aquaponic systems use traditional “pet fish”.
Here Are The Top Countertop Aquaponic Garden Systems
The Aquasprouts Garden makes putting together your aquaponics system as easy as setting their garden kit on a standard 10-gallon aquarium.
The size of this system allows you to grow a variety of vegetables at one time while not taking up much space.
The Aquasprouts Garden includes:
How Does it Work?
The Aquasprouts Garden kit runs off a pump set up on a timer that can be set to repeatedly flood the grow bed throughout the day. The clay pebbles filter the water out of the water, allowing a place for bacteria to create the nutrients needed for your plants.
You can place your Aquasprouts Garden next to a window or set up the included light bar to add a grow light to your countertop aquaponic garden.
The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics garden also fits over the top of an aquarium tank, but this system fits a standard 20-gallon aquarium, allowing you to grow more produce, faster.
Setup is a little more than some of the other systems but it’s also the largest on the list, and comes with lighting.
ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Garden system includes:
The Back To The Roots Water Garden is great for those looking to dabble in aquaponics or just have a cool decoration that grows some greens.
This aquaponic garden is built for growing microgreens but can also slowly leafy greens. Since there is only room for 1 fish, there will not be enough nutrients created to grow larger vegetables.
This is a larger, commercial version of the homemade Mason Jar aquaponic system, as this system holds about 3.5 gallons of water, more acceptable space for a betta.
The Back To The Roots Water Garden system includes:
This EcoQube C Aquarium is the final garden on the countertop aquaponic garden list. This aquaponic garden is something I would consider to be more of a decor aquaponic garden.
This system is meant for 1 small fish and 1 plant. While the picture shows a basil plant growing in the system I would opt more for a decorative plant like flowers or small houseplant.
The EcoQube Aquarium includes:
Having an aquaponics system doesn’t have to be a big endeavor. Whether you’re wanting an indoor aquaponics for decoration, growing microgreens, or vegetables, there’s an aquaponic system everyone!