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Holiday Gift Idea: AquaFarm / $50 UncommonGoods GIVEAWAY 12.17.13

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In my last post for UncommonGoods, I promised a closer look at the AquaFarm (get it here). Well, we finally have it all set up, so let’s take a closer look shall we?

The AquaFarm is a sustainable ecosystem that uses aquaponics to grow plants and provide a clean environment for fish. The plants thrive on fish waste and the plants help keep the water clean. Score! The AquaFarm includes all of the essentials needed for a revolutionary countertop garden including organic seeds, a chemical free dechlorinator, pump, gravel, a sampling packet of fish food, and a 99 cent betta fish coupon.

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Since the nearest Petco is 30 minutes away, we picked up a betta as well as a live plant at a small shop in town. Setup was a breeze, but we had to provide some of our own supplies. The kit didn’t come with enough gravel to line the bottom of the tank. I found that weird to say the least. Luckily, we had some blue gravel on hand. We also dug up a decorative star to display in the tank. The pump that came with the AquaFarm is a temporary pump and turning it off at night is recommended. We had another pump on hand, so we didn’t bother with the temp.

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Our betta seems to be flourishing in his new home. Right now, he’s on our kitchen counter. I’d like to move him to the office where the wheat grass, basil, and water plant will get plenty of sunlight. We’re purchasing a small aquarium heater first, as it can get nippy in the office. The AquaFarm would make a pretty nifty gift this holiday season. Just be prepared to supplement a few supplies. Consider purchasing from UncommonGoods as they are just as charitable as they are quirky.

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44 Comments

  • Reply Annette

    I’m excited about the major scale musical wine glasses – set of 2.

    View Comment December 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM
  • Reply Annette

    I’d choose to support City Harvest.

    View Comment December 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM
  • Reply HilLesha

    I love the agate coasters.

    View Comment December 16, 2013 at 3:06 AM
  • Reply HilLesha

    I’d support City Harvest.

    View Comment December 16, 2013 at 3:05 AM
  • Reply Linda Trinklein

    The floating mug looks awesome!!
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/floating-mug

    View Comment December 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM
  • Reply Linda Trinklein

    I would support Rainn http://www.rainn.org/ !!!

    View Comment December 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM
  • Reply Howell

    I like the Math Glasses.

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM
  • Reply Howell

    I would choose the City Harvest.

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 7:44 PM
  • Reply Eugenie

    I think that the unzipped glass zipper bag is cute.

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 7:18 PM
  • Reply Eugenie

    I would choose the American Forests charity.

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM
  • Reply Ashley H

    I like the jewelry tree.

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 6:27 PM
  • Reply Sharon

    i like the raw stone necklaces

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 2:45 AM
  • Reply Sharon

    City Harvest

    View Comment December 14, 2013 at 2:44 AM
  • Reply meredith

    I would support the City Harvest charity

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM
  • Reply meredith

    I really like the aqua farm!

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM
  • Reply Betty

    I love the Beard Pack – for the guy who has everything including a beard.

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 7:34 AM
  • Reply Betty

    I would support City Harvest – Sometimes it is mindboggling that such hunger solutions have not been utilized. It is sad that waste is tolerated when we have families going hungry so close by

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM
  • Reply Patti Hess

    Gummy Bear Lights look cool

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 5:13 AM
  • Reply Patti Hess

    Women for Women is the Charity I would support while shopping

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

    View Comment December 13, 2013 at 5:09 AM
  • Reply Kimberly

    I’d get the periodic table building blocks for my daughter.

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM
  • Reply Betty Baez

    I like the warm and cool face mugs!

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM
  • Reply Betty Baez

    I would choose City Harvest charity!

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
  • Reply Lauren E.

    the little red riding hood blanket

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM
  • Reply latanya

    silk patchwork sari scarf

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 8:56 AM
  • Reply Deborah Mireles

    I like the chalkboard placemats

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 8:33 AM
  • Reply Deborah Mireles

    I would choose RAINN

    View Comment December 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM
  • Reply Emilie

    i’d choose to support american forests, our planets needs some extra love!

    View Comment December 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM
  • Reply Emilie

    I think their beard pack is genus, I might get one for my boyfriend so he doesn’t scratch my face off every time we kiss ;)

    View Comment December 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM
  • Reply Nancy

    One of their items that I like is the Silk Sari Scarf.

    View Comment December 11, 2013 at 1:25 AM
  • Reply Nancy

    The charity I’d like to support is City Harvest.

    View Comment December 11, 2013 at 1:24 AM
  • Reply Lynda Del

    I’d support RAINN.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 3:41 PM
  • Reply Lynda Del

    I really like the whiskey stone set.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM
  • Reply Tina

    I’d support RAINN.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 2:26 PM
  • Reply Shannon

    The early reader book set!

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
  • Reply Jenn

    Uncommon Goods has a lot of really neat things. I absolutely love the Recycled Desk Pendulum Clock – my seven year old son, who is autistic and fascinated with clocks and the physical mechanics of things – would love this for Christmas! http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/recycled-desk-pendulum-clock

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM
  • Reply Jenn

    I love this tank – I have one for my Betta fish, Princeton. Just one thing I’d recommend for yours: a heater! Betta fish thrive in water temperatures ranging between 78 and 84.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity, by the way. :) I would support RAINN while shopping at Uncommon Goods.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM
    • Reply Sheena

      Yes, we’re going with the Hydor MINI HEATER Aquarium Heater. ;-)

      View Comment December 11, 2013 at 5:33 AM
  • Reply Susan

    I support RAINN and love the amber brewing kit. My husband lives beer

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM
  • Reply Krista

    I’d support RAINN.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM
  • Reply Miranda Stason

    I would choose to give to the sexual violence charity, there are too many people that need the help that don’t see it from the traditional means. I can’t really say which item I am most excited about because there are so many wonderful things but I am really excited to see they have handmade and recycled items.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 8:35 AM
  • Reply Miranda Stason

    My daughter is in her first year of college and she has complained of no pets for a while now and I have been considering a betta tank. This one seems perfect for her dorm room and I think she would love it.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 8:30 AM
  • Reply Ashley W

    I am most excited about the Texas chipotle amber beer brewing kit.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM
  • Reply Megan

    Easiest fish tank ever!

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM
  • Reply Ashley W

    I would pick the RAINN charity.

    View Comment December 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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