If you have a green thumb or want to have fresh, lush, herbs and plants growing in your kitchen then you might be interested in setting up a mini aquaponics kit.
Aquaponics is a growing trend with urban farms popping up in almost every major city in North America.
You can be a part of this growing industry and combine it with your love of fishkeeping, with your very own mini aquaponics system in your own home.
Below we have compiled 7 of the most popular Betta Fish herb gardens and planters that utilize an aquaponics system but first here are our top 3 picks.
Further Reading: Check out our HUGE list of the 12 Best Betta Fish Tanks that look great and give you a great start on caring for your Betta.
Quick Picks: Top 3 Choices For The Best Aquaponics Fish Tank Kit
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Please note this website recommends a minimum tank size of 2.5 gallons or larger is used for a betta fish. Click here to read: Tank Setup For A Happy Betta Fish For this reason, we have listed the larger kits tank options first followed by the smaller systems.
#1 Fin to Flower Aquaponic Betta Kit
This kit from Fin To Flower Aquaponics looks great and can be used for a Betta with plants on top and is available in either black or white.
Fin To Flower offers three sizes of tank ranging from 2 gallons up to 5 gallons, which is an awesome range for Betta fish.
Here they are;
- The mini system 2 gallons
- The midsize system 5 gallons
- The large system 5 gallons, with additional planter
Each of the systems above come with everything but the fish and water so you be can set up running quickly.
It’s a great kit, looks great, comes in 5 gallons so it’s one of the best Betta fish tanks with plants you could get today.
#2 ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Betta Kit
The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Betta Kit is a system that allows you to take any standard 20-gallon tank and create an aquaponics system in your home.
This kit doesn’t look the best but it has a large 12″x 24″ area for growing plants which is great for learning in a classroom or if you have small kids.
If used in a classroom they offer a K-12 curriculum that you can get by emailing them.
This kit also comes with quite a bit of equipment;
- Grow tray and pot-holder
- Grow tray filter cover
- Pre-filter sponge
- Bio-filter brick
- (13) Net pots
- (2) Liters of expanded clay pellets
- 1/2″ Fill fitting & 3/4″ Drain fitting
- Micro-JetTM water pump
- 12″ Pump hose
- Built-in 7 watt bright LED tank light
- LED 12v power supply
- Double 24″ high-output T5 fluorescent grow light fixture
- Adjustable grow light hanging assembly
This is a great kit and exceeds the 2.5-gallon requirement we have for Betta fish.
Keep in mind this kit does not come with a tank, but it does come with everything else.
Watch: ECOLIFE ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit
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#3 AquaSprouts Betta Fish Herb Garden
This aquaponic fish tank kit can turn any standard 10-gallon tank into an aquaponic garden. It’s a perfect tool to grow natural herbs in your own home while exploring a natural living ecosystem.
The kit comes with everything but a 10-gallon tank.
Heres what’s in the box;
- AquaSprouts Garden
- Light Bar
- Pump & Timer
- Grow Media
- Resources & Support
However, this is a great kit and I suggest visiting the website and watching the videos before putting it together, they have great customer service and want you to succeed!
Watch: What is an AquaSprouts Garden?
#4 Back To The Roots Aquafarm For Betta Fish
The Back To The Roots Aquafarm isn’t the best looking option for your home, but it comes in at around 3 gallons which is a great size for one Betta fish and some decor.
This kit comes with a pump, seeds and a coupon for a new Betta from Petco which is pretty cool.
The reviews on this Betta fish aquaponics kit are mostly positive with the biggest complaint being that it isn’t as low maintenance as it could be.
Some reviewers note that they need to clean it out and do water changes every week.
Watch Back To The Roots Aquafarm 2 Month Update
#5 EcoQube Aquarium Kit for Betta Fish
EcoQube aquarium is a great looking Betta fish tank with a plant on top, that comes in at 1.5 gallons. Although it’s a great looking kit it is still a little smaller than we like to recommend.
However, with hundreds of positive reviews, it must be working.
This kit is more of a visual statement with only one planter it isn’t something you would be using to grow herbs for the week.
Watch this short video on how to set up EcoQuibe
#6 Penn-Plax Aquaponic Betta Tank
This Betta fish aquaponics kit from Penn Plax is a 1/5 gallon vase with planter on top and can be used to grow herbs and plants.
The kit comes with the vase, planting bowl for the plants and some growing substrate to get started.
The kit is only 1/2 gallon and we would not recommend this for a Betta or other small fish, but it could be used for some small shrimp or snails.
#7 Ecoxotic Vita Natural Ecosystem for Plant Growth
This aquaponic Betta kit from Ecoxotic is a beautifully designed tank with a handheld controlled LED light with a built-in timer.
It also comes with river stones, gravel and a hydroponic media pad and seed pack.
Although this is a nice kit it’s only 1.2 gallons and we would not recommend this for a Betta or other small fish, but it could be used for some small shrimp or snails.
If you do decide on this tank you will need to do regular water changes because of its size.