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have an aquarium on the bottom and a small garden on the top – a self cleaning fish tank that grows food. They take all the toxins that the fish produce and use it to fertilize the plants on top of the tank. These are very convenient, because you don’t really have to do anything to get the water clean. It is all taken care of automatically.
Self Cleaning Fun Fish Tank - Small Aquarium Desktop Bowl
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Once again, this is a very small fish tank, and it really isn’t suitable for more than a couple of fishes. This one uses a gravity method to funnel out dirty water. You would be needed to leave a glass or bucket (which is not included) beside the tank to pump out the polluted water into, then simply fill up the tank when it needs it. Although not the largest or the most functional, it’s important to note that this is by far the cheapest self cleaning fish tank out there. Then you just turn on the system and empty out the dirty water. You can pour clean water in at the same time or wait until you have emptied out the dirty water. Water garden tanks have an aquarium on the bottom and a small garden on the top – a self cleaning fish tank that grows food.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Aquaponics Garden is a small-scale, low-hassle food growing system—or a fishtank that cleans itself, depending on how you look at it
Photo provided by FlickrNov 22, 2012 - The Aquaponics Garden is a small-scale, low-hassle food growing system—or a fishtank that cleans itself, depending on how you look at it.
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This is a small tank that is primarily used to house small Betta fish. If you wish to house a different kind of fish you will need to improvise your own form of aeration.

With that part out of the way we can discuss a little bit about this tank. Coming in at half a gallon the Penn-Plax aquaponic self cleaning fish tank is a low cost choice for those looking to add a fish to their home. Most of the dimensions are used in height, making this tank mostly suitable to Betta fish. Located atop the tank is the single pot where you can plant any leafy green plant. Try to avoid plants with high needs as they will only be supplied by a single fish.

As displayed in the picture to the right there is no form of water movement in this tank. The roots of the plant are simply allowed to fall into the tank and absorb the nutrients they need. As this happens the plant takes away the harmful toxins produced by fish waste and excess food. Additionally they release oxygen into the water which helps compensate for the lack of water movement.

The reason Betta fish are able to use this low amount of oxygenated water is because they have the ability to breath from the waters surface. Most fish do not have this ability and would end up running into the plant while getting oxygen from the surface, harming them until they succumb to illness. Issue #1) They’re often too small for Betta fish. The biggest self-cleaning Betta tanks top out at 2-3 gallons, with most of them being much smaller than that.The NoClean Aquariums GravityFlow self-cleaning Betta tank is extremely small, coming in at ½ gallon in size. This small size seems primarily geared toward keeping Betta fish on a desk or table as decoration, rather than providing an environment that your Betta will thrive and be happy in.Currently, there aren’t many large self cleaning fish tanks that you can buy easily. So, if you want to get a big tank, self cleaning tanks aren’t an option anyway, as most of them are . If you need smaller tanks, however, it’s much more efficient to get a self cleaning tank over a standard one for just $15-20 bucks more as the price-premium is surely going to pay for itself over time.