Fish are perhaps among the easiest pets to manage in the long run. They are colorful and beautiful, look amazing in any house and require less space than a cat or a dog. However, their tank is usually a hassle to clean. A young British designer named Suzy Shelley tackled this problem and created Avo, the first fish tank that never needs cleaning, water changing or a new filter. It is self-cleaning and will make sure our fish are well and healthy even if we do not have time to look after them properly.
Avo uses a new and innovative technology that allows fish, plants and bacteria to work together in order to create a balanced micro-ecosystem. The only thing you have to remember is to feed the fish and add water to the tank when it evaporates. The prototype of this innovative fish tank has been used every day for 18 months now and still has healthy fish, plants and clear water.
“The fish, plants and bacteria work together to create a balanced micro-ecosystem. The harmful ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are removed from the water meaning the water never needs changing,” Suzy explained. “I’ve perfected a filtration system that is both natural and self-maintaining. The filter system is a moving bed filter system, this means the filter cleans itself so no filter cleaning ever.”
Avo also comes with automated LED lighting. This system is created to maximize plant photosynthesis and growth. As a result the water will be kept clean and healthy. What’s more, the automated lights also serve an aesthetic purpose. In the morning the lights are soft red, dulling to white in the daylight and turning to cool blue in the evening. In order to start the production stage for this new invention, Suzy has started a kickstarter campaign. If it is successful enough, she will also add a cat proof lid to the design.
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