Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Local River Fish Tank Concept

Thought that this was a great conceptual piece that I would like to see more in people's homes. I have always loved the idea of controlling a self-sustaining ecosystem in a tank (I'm a bit of a bio-nerd)

"Local River is the "home storage unit for fish and greens" as conceived by Mathieu Lehanneur with Anthony van den Bossche. Inspired by the Locavores, a group of culinary adventurers who eat foods produced in a radius of 100 miles around their city, they have proposed a home storage unit for live freshwater fish combined with a mini vegetable patch. This DIY fish-farm-cum-kitchen-garden is based on the principle of aquaponics coupled with the exchange and interdependence of two living organisms - plants and fish. The plants extract nutrients from the nitrate-rich dejecta of the fish. In doing so they act as a natural filter that purifies the water and maintains a vital balance for the eco-system in which the fish live."

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Info [VIA]

Lehanneur's SITE.