Published on August 6th,2012 at 10:45 PM
By >DigInfo TV

N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

This aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji.

An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. It utilizes the fish waste as nutrients for the plants, in a symbiotic closed-loop cultivation system.

This compact design, where the water, ornamental fish, and vegetables can all be seen together, was created by a.a.c., an aquarium production company.

“In this system, the fish droppings are decomposed by bacteria, so they become organic fertilizer for the plants. Aquaponics isn’t yet widely known in Japan. So we’ve designed this product to introduce aquaponics in the form of a display. We hope that, if people understand the concept, aquaponics will become widespread.”

Because the effluent from the aquarium is consumed by the plants, the tank water doesn’t need changing so often, and the cultivated vegetables can be eaten. So, this system offers benefits apart from being a display.

“As an interior display, we think this system’s initial benefit is therapeutic. So we’ve created a soothing image by using curves, and we’ve eliminated the corners for safety. This display is also well-lit, so the plants grow well, and the fish look pretty.”

“Currently, we’re using lettuce, but flowers can also be grown. We expect this system will be used in cafes that feature organic vegetables or relaxing themes, and in nursing homes, hospitals, and the like. If people who can’t get outside easily can plant vegetables indoors, we think it could be therapeutic.”

This version will be priced at 300,000 yen (~US$3,800). N.I. Teijin also plans to offer custom-made versions.

This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, AkihabaraNews Official Partner.


              
Related Articles


 

0

Sony bring two new "iOS" ready Docks to Japan

0

Elecom releases the world first NFC Keyboard for Android devices

Comments
 

  • japanhappensold

    300.000 yen for small fish tank and lettuce?  It is not cheaper to use water from aquarium (when you need to replace it ) to irrigate plants?

 

0

Panasonic - Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gently

1

World's lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for 'imperceptible electronics'

0

Panasonic - Smartphone-sized portable full body massager

0

Nestlé - KitKat - 2013 summer seasonal special flavors

0

Turn your iPhone 4/4s or 5 into a real pocket camcorder thanks to Donya

0

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

0

LG - Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photo

3

Sharp - Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages data

0

LG - Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio

0

Panasonic – DMC-XS3 – Slim & classic designed Lumix camera

0

Panasonic - DMC-FZ70 - Lumix camera with the world's first 60X optical zoom

0

Japanese Robots: The Seemingly Least Cool Robotics Story of July is a Must-Read!

1

Sony - α58 - DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses

0

Thanko - 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery - Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous model

0

JVC Kenwood - ADIXXION "GC-XA2" - dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action camera

0

NTT docomo - Disney Mobile on docomo F-07E - Disney official smartphone