EcoQube 1 Support
What is the EcoQube made out of and what are the dimensions of the tank?
The aquarium is hand made from acrylic while the filter and light are made out of clear polycarbonate in order to achieve optimal clarity. The dimensions of the tank are 10.5” x 8” x 7.3”.
How do I set up the EcoQube?
Setting up the EcoQube is extremely simple. All you need to do is add conditioned water (not tap) and plug it in! Of course, you want to wait at least 1-2 weeks for the ecosystem to develop before placing any livestock in the aquarium.
Is the compact UV sterilizer necessary?
We originally built the Aquaponics Filter in the EcoQube with commercial use in mind so that it can be scaled for food production and run clean water through plants we harvest from the filter. Typically, a small aquarium will not require UV sterilization, although it helps keep the water extra clear and clean by acting as a buffer for mistakes, such as overfeeding or exposure to too much light, a cause of bacterial and algae blooms. However, the compact UV sterilizer can be added on as an attachment.
How do I install the UV sterilizer?
Check out our blog post for the installation guide http://adiventures.net/blogs/blog/18141295-uv-sterilizer-installation-instructions
Can I use salt water with the EcoQube?
The EcoQube’s Aquaponics Filter was designed specifically for plants like Mint and Basil that can only grow with fresh water.
Does the Ecoqube come with a warranty?
Yes, all of our EcoQube kits come with a 12 month limited warranty. Check out our warranty page here.
How long will my EcoQube take to ship?
Most pre-orders will be shipped within 45 days and complete orders go out within 3 business days.
How many fish can the aquarium hold and what species are recommended?
We would suggest starting off with two white cloud minnows or zebrafish and, if you’d like, slowly adding more as your plants grow. If you’re keeping the aquarium in a warmer area (75͒ room temperature), you can easily keep smaller tropical fish, like guppies, scarlet badis, and many others. If you're looking to put more fish in, please do not cramp them in the EcoQube. Simply purchase a larger rimless aquarium, and place the Aquaponics Filter on that aquarium for optimal filtration!
Can any type of soil be used for growing the plant at the top section?
In the filter section of the EcoQube, we have a special reticulated foam formulated to germinate/grow seeds. However, for our international backers, we recommend using rockwool or a sponge to germinate seeds.
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