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An aquarium that cleans itself- the NoClean Desktop Aquarium - 07 Jan 2012

The NoClean Desktop Aquarium is a fish tank you’d never have to manually scrub down or vacuum thanks to a built-in self-cleaning mechanism that makes maintenance a hassle-free process. The inventors, Craig Wenger & David Turover, have designed the aquarium with a special reservoir that catches the waste that accumulates at the bottom and combined it with a plumbing system that enables the gunk to get flushed out through a spout running out the side of the aquarium. All anyone has to do is simply pour in a glass of clean water and in about a minute you’re done.

As the waste gets flushed through the spout and into a separate cup, the process stops automatically when water reaches a certain level. And as a bonus, the byproduct can also be used as fertilizer for plants.

The goldfish that comes with the aquarium are Betta fish, better known as Chinese fighting goldfish. As a rule of thumb, you’d never want to have two of them in the same aquarium because then all hell breaks loose. And obviously the last thing a laid-back and carefree pet owner needs is drama!

Topics: Recycling ,Sustainable Homes and Communities

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