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Green Building Design, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

Image credit Globally, buildings are responsible for a huge share of energy, electricity, and water and materials consumption. Green building also known as sustainable building refers to both a structure...

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Creative uses of aquaponics

Aquaponics is the a growing technique that combines elements of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns) and hydroponics (growing plants in water and without soil)...

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Nature and Creativity go hand-in-hand

Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behaviour, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase...

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Our design philosophy

Here at ADI we design our products with your use in mind - our design team works every day with our customer service team to understand you and your needs. Right from...

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ADI wastes nothing

Take a quick look at your EcoQube C, and you’ll see that there is a frosted brace on the top that is different from the thicker, clear acrylic used for...

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The ultimate easy-peasy guide to your EcoQube C

If you’ve just ordered your EcoQube C and want to know what you need to do when it arrives, this page is for you! We made the EcoQube C to...

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Green Initiatives in Singapore – Policies

Singapore, a city dedicated to saving the future of our planet by enforcing environmentally friendly policies. Not only is it about reducing carbon emissions, but also improving the wellbeing and...

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Introducing Team ADI SG!

Thanks to our amazing backers (that’s you!) Team ADI has grown! If you were subscribed to our newsletter, and read our China trip post, you’d see that we have a...

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Green Corridors in the Garden City

Green Corridors in the Garden City We often hear of Singapore as the Garden City, with the famous Botanic gardens spanning six hectares of land. Did you know that this...

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To the East! - Team ADI China trip Aug '16

I was in Shenzhen, China, for two weeks in early August. Being a relatively new member of Team ADI, it was important for me to see and understand where and...

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EcoQube Air features

Check out our friends at GroBox, who have recently jumped on the 'ponics train with their new FogBox! CLICK HERE to visit the campaign and learn more!   As you know,...

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Greenwalls: Going Green on the Grey

Walls have become the metaphor of choice for isolation in an increasingly material and bureaucratic world. The green wall is the innovation supplanting this tired metaphor, with a literal wall...

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LED there be Light! How light perception can affect our body clocks

  This talk by Jessica Gamble on natural sleep cycles highlights one of the many areas in which light perception can affect us. So how do we ensure we get the...

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Moving ADI Headquarters

We here at ADI have come a long way from where we began, at least, metaphorically. Literally, we’ve just moved across the street! It may not be far, but we’re...

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5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint while Traveling

As ironic as it is, traveling around to see the world actually takes quite a toll on the world itself. Transportation is one of the highest contributors to carbon buildup...

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Bioweapon Defense Mode in New Tesla Cars

Tesla cars are already far and away some of the most advanced cars on the market, but that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to make technological improvements. The latest...

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“Growing” Interest in Education: EcoQube C’s in local School

One of the founding principals of our company was to spread information and awareness about sustainable design and aquaponics. Through the EcoQube and the EcoQube C, we were able to...

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Restaurant that Prepares and Grows your Meal

Aeroponics is fast becoming the most popular method of growing food. And by allowing people to grow healthier plants faster in less space and with less water, it’s not hard...

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One Life Hack to get More Restful, Healthier Sleep

Preventing Sleeping Disorders Caused by Light According to SleepMed of Santa Barbara, “20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year,” and “Over 70 million Americans suffer...

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5 Reasons to Grow Your Very Own Aeroponic Herbs

Picture your perfect herb garden. Full, lush leaves ripe for harvesting and the air thick with the scent of mint and basil. Sounds wonderful, but here’s what you might not...

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Largest Vertical Farm in the World to be Built in New Jersey

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, addresses the benefits of vertical farming at the Newark facility. Hydroponic, vertical farming is no longer the agriculture of tomorrow. It’s here today. Aerofarms, one...

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Airport Aeroponics: O’Hare’s unique garden brings nature to the terminal

Flying sucks. Don’t get me wrong, the ability to affordably travel anywhere on earth in a matter of hours is not something to be taken for granted, but if you’ve...

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Join our referral programme!

So you have a lovely EcoQube in your home, and everyone has been asking where you've gotten it from. Previously you used to say you got it from Kickstarter, and...

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Pokémon Go: Good for your Health?

Nature, animals, health, video games. One of those things doesn’t look like it belongs, right? Well Niantic’s new mobile game, Pokémon Go may be the first to change that. Even...

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Digital Farms - TED Talk with Caleb Harper

http://www.ted.com/talks/caleb_harper_this_computer_will_grow_your_food_in_the_future?utm_campaign=ios-share&utm_medium=social&source=email&utm_source=email#t-295848 Farming as we know it is a thing of the past. At least according to Caleb Harper, the institution as old as civilization itself is on its last legs,...

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EcoQube C: An End to End Guide Part 4

The EcoQube C is the world’s most compact and maintenance free aquarium. We designed our product to be as intuitive and simple to use, a stress free way of adding...

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EcoQube C: An End to End Guide Part 3

  The EcoQube C is the world’s most compact and maintenance free aquarium. We designed our product to be as intuitive and simple to use, a stress free way of...

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EcoQube C: An End to End Guide Part 2

  The EcoQube C is the world’s most compact and maintenance free aquarium. We designed our product to be as intuitive and simple to use, a stress free way of...

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EcoQube C: An End to End Guide Part 1

  The EcoQube C is the world’s most compact and maintenance free aquarium. We designed our product to be as intuitive and simple to use, a stress free way of...

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You Probably Shouldn't Keep A Pet Unless You Are Capable Of Pulling This Off!

You see a Pomeranian, Golden Retriever or a Siberian Husky on the streets, playing games with lucky humans that have the privilege to keep them as partners. Here you are attempting to...

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Not Doing This May Cost You Your "Life"!

Work-life balance, this saying exists but are we actually taking action on what we preach? The improvements in technology have sped up the way we communicate, interact, do business and...

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Compact Cube Furniture in World's Smallest Apartment

We're losing land at an unimaginable pace due to tremendous industrial growth. This problem gives rise to a pertinent problem the next generations will have to face: The Rising Cost...

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Relationships Last Because Couples Do This Together!

Ever wondered why loving and lasting relationships are hard to come by? Some may put the blame on the lack of time spent together due to household chores or childbirth....

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Hanging Kokedama Garden

Hanging Kokedama Garden If you’ve read our recent blog post about Kokedama Gardening, you’ll know we’ve been crazy lately about about these awesome little moss balls. If you’re not familiar,...

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Why Fishes Are The Best Pets To Keep!

Cats, dogs, rabbits or....fish? Surely we want a cuddle-sized pet that we can constantly interact with and have fun with. However, in exchange for this new buddy, we spend a...

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Indoor Gardening: These Are The Reasons Why Your Plants Wilt

You visualised an ideal green home, filled with green spaces as you walk into your residence, brightening up your day. You know that having green spaces around you have it's...

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The Aeroponic Advantage

The Aeroponic Advantage We’ve told you about hydroponics. We’ve told you about aquaponics. But if you think we’ve run out of ‘ponics’ already, let me tell you about our latest...

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The Next Generation of EcoQube C's

The Next Generation of EcoQube C’s Perfection is not a destination but a goal to work towards, and we here at ADI are still striving for perfection in all of...

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You Can Never See Light The Same Way Again!

Light is the sine qua non for human activities in the past and without a doubt, light is one of the most important things in the world. Without light, humanity is...

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Parents: The World's Smartest Children Ensure They Have This In Their Daily Lives!

A child's mind is like a sponge - they absorb things really fast. However, there's always a limit to the amount of liquid a sponge can hold. Analogically, how do...

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These Farming Methods Might Change Our Lives Altogether

The advent of technology have revolutionised the way we work, play and live more effectively in the past decade, than the past century. Supercomputers, avant-garde smart gadgets and communications are...

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Fauna of the EcoQube C: White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Fauna of the EcoQube C: White Cloud Mountain Minnow Like the Betta fish, this little guy is also native to South Asia, specifically, Baiyun Mountain of the Guangzhou district of...

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Kokedama: Zen Gardening on your Desktop

  Kokedama: Zen Gardening on your Desktop Photo by Gregely Hideg The latest gardening trend from Japan, Kokedama is sweeping across the the Western world as more and more people...

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Is Soil Still The Best Medium For Plant Growth?

For as long as humanity could remember, soil has been the medium for agriculture, gardening or for any plant-related activities. This was before the technological revolution, but now can we...

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The Best Green Places To Live In The World

Global warming has become a phenomenon that is acknowledged by the world, and summits have been organized to tackle this pertinent problem that has plagued us over the past two decades....

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Introducing the next BIG THING from us!

We’re floored by the support we’ve received for our EcoQube C and EcoQube Air, and are looking to create something larger - a community of like-minded people who are passionate...

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Handling Algae Like a Professional

Handling Algae Like a Professional Even in the healthiest of ecosystems, algal blooms can still grow and overwhelm an aquarium. And even though most algaes are not toxic to aquatic...

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Inputs and Outputs of an Ecosystem: Algae Growth in the EcoQube C

Inputs and Outputs of an Ecosystem: Algae Growth in the EcoQube C In essence, an ecosystem is a series of nutrients passing through a series of biological mediums in a...

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Feeding Your Fish Like a Professional

It seems simple, but feeding your fish is one of the most significant inputs of energy into your aquarium. And for a complex ecosystem like an aquarium for function and...

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Best Air Filtering Plants According to NASA

Plants are great for cleaning your air, but don’t take our word for it, take NASA’s.  In looking for efficient ways to clean the air aboard the International Space Station,...

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Success: The One Important Factor We Always Overlook

We were just like you! In the pursuit for success in our career, we push ourselves beyond our limits for others but not for ourselves. This relentless pursuit have compromised...

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Manufacturing Experts: How The World's Most Compact Aquarium Is Made

The thought of setting up an Aquarium turns you off. The complexity and technical terms of an Aquarium gives you a headache. But, you still desire to have one anyway....

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The One Thing that will make you happier and more productive (at work).

In our all-too-sterile modern office environments, sometimes the only other living things (besides your coworkers) are the often neglected houseplants that take up the odd corner or windowsill. And in...

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The Fauna of the EcoQube

The Fauna of the EcoQube The EcoQube was designed to be the perfect desktop ecosystem bringing the cooperation of nature to your office, kitchen or bedroom. The EcoQube contains the...

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How to clone a plant for your EcoQube

HOW TO CLONE A PLANT FOR YOUR ECOQUBE Ok, propagate, not clone, but it’s pretty close! To propagate a plant means to multiply the plant, to create two or more plants...

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Quality Air from House Plants

  Watch Kumal Meattle's TED Talk here! Everyone knows that the air we breathe comes from all the plants around us. In school, you may have been taught that plants...

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Installing your UV Sterilizer into your EcoQube C

Installing your UV Sterilizer into your EcoQube C Generally, if you ordered the UV model of EcoQube C, the UV Sterilizer will already be installed in your EcoQube C. However,...

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7 Green Tech Products for the Holidays

December is here. We’ve officially entered the second leg of the holiday season and, if you’re like me, you aren’t even close to finishing your holiday shopping. This got me...

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Aquaponics Can Be Used Anywhere in the World

The United Arab Emirates is known for its hot and arid desert climate that can reach temperatures of 50o C (122o F) during the day. This harsh, unforgiving, desert climate...

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Are Hydroponically Grown Foods Healthy?

Change is scary. Change invites the unknown and causes trouble for what came before. Why change what has worked in the past? The answer, as given by every creator of...

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Best Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Aquarium plants are a staple to maintaining a vibrant and healthy ecosystem. Freshwater aquarium plants provide natural water filtration in your aquarium, and will keep fish happy and healthy. However,...

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The Making of a Desktop Ecosystem: The Beginnings of ADI and the EcoQube

Aqua Design Innovations, ADI, is not a large company, nor is it a long standing one. We do not have a wide range of products or the backing of a...

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4 Ways You Can Help Heal the Ocean

Our ocean is facing a myriad of threats to its existence today, including pollution, climate change, and overfishing. Trying to tackle these problems at home may seem daunting, but the...

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Caring for a Neon Tetra

Neon tetra are small fish native to southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and Western Brazil.  Their bright coloring makes them a popular fish among aquarium hobbyists and are relatively easy to...

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Civic Applications of Aquaponics

Many cities around the world have ponds and lakes on city property, usually within public enclosures like parks and recreational areas. Often, the water within these ponds and lakes becomes...

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5 Reasons to Use Aquaponics in Agriculture

There are many ways aquaponics applications could reduce costs and provide higher quality products over conventional agricultural techniques. Here are some of the benefits:   1. Water consumption is drastically lower...

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Why We Need Sustainable Design

American biologist and author E. O. Wilson remarked that “The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as...

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How to Set Up an EcoQube C Video!

Here it is! Check out our video to see how we set up our EcoQube C:

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Can Green Spaces Make You Happier?

A few weeks ago, USA Today posted an article with a list of the top green spaces in North America.  Some notable green spaces among the list are San Francisco’s...

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4 Reasons Why Betta Fish are Perfect for Beginners

Betta fish, also called siamese fighting fish, are one of the most easily recognized fish species.  They’re known for their gorgeous fins and wide variety of colors.  Did you know...

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Behind the EcoQube Filters

At the heart of any functioning aquarium is the filter.  Just as an air filter keeps the air we breath clean, aquarium filters keep water conditions clean and healthy.  Our...

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Fish are Friends not Food

TL;DR Avoid overfeeding your fish because it creates an unhealthy environment and promotes algae growth.  Feed your fish only what it can eat in 10 seconds 1-2 times a day....

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How to Set Up Your Heater

A heater is an awesome way to create a healthy and comfortable environment for your fish.  It’s pretty much like having a jacuzzi for your fish.  Here are some important...

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Setting Up the EcoQube C

Setting up the EcoQube C is a breeze. First, we removed the aquarium and the electricals from the packaging. Next, we added Origin sand.  Make sure you spread it out...

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Maintain Your EcoQube Basil

Here's a quick how-to for your EcoQube basil! Make sure to use a pair of sharp scissors!

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UV Sterilizer Installation Instructions

Here is a step-by-step installation guide for your UV Sterilizer! 

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International Backers

What plant/seeds do I put inside the netpot of the aquaponics filter for best filtration? Basil seeds or mint seeds placed inside soft spongy material will do very well. Genovese...

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Medication: Fenbendazole

Hey All, As we mentioned in the last post, we will be discussing in further details regarding our medicating regimes and what we use to help our fish heal from...

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Quarantining Fish

Hi, I wanted to share with you guys how we quarantine our livestock! We truly believe that the livestock that we carry is healthier than that of any local fish...

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Packaging/Shipping

Hi all! We’ve been shipping out a lot of packages of fish and invertebrates recently. Many of you have asked us how we ship our livestock, so instead of just...

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Benefits of Plants

A question that many may ask is, “why plants?” Well, think of plants as the underwater trees of aquatic ecosystems. In addition to natural décor, plants provide vital functions for...

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Blue Green Algaea (Cyanobacteria)

Hello! I’d like to share some information about a type of algae known as blue green algae. We recently had a small amount of this type of algae in one...

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Filtration

Hey! Here’s a picture of an Eheim Classic 2217. I want to explain what filtration actually is and what is supposed to do. There are three types of filtration: mechanical,...

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EcoQube Update!

Hi Everyone! We have a lot to update you about! Things have been pretty hectic as always, but we’ve made tons of progress so far and have some exciting news...

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EcoQube Update 2!

Hey Everybody! Great news! After visiting our manufacturers, we were able to fix most of the issues that we found with the production sample of the EcoQube and are on...

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Celestial Pearl Danio

The Celestial Pearl Danio, or as its popular internet acronym, CPD, can be found in the crystal clear rivers of Hopong, Myanmar. This species is very secluded and its distribution...

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Panda Corydoras

The Panda Cory is a species of catfish in the corydoras family. They are found in the tributaries of larger river systems in Central and South America. Panda Cories require...

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