ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light (Review)

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light is a superb aquaponics system that will definitely help you rear fish and nurture fresh vegetables, ornamental plants either at your home, office premise or even school classroom.

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light

This kit has been labeled as perhaps the only “plug and play” aquaponic system in that it features a removable tank which can be detached and replaced at one’s own convenience. If you are looking forward to enjoying the beauty of a miniature aquarium then you should have some deep thoughts on ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light as it is of great interest to many aquarium enthusiasts.

Features of the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light

The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light allows for any experimentation, growth or learning to be fully experienced. The kit features a standard 20 gallon tank which means that many fish can thrive inside – a really unique element which other Aquaponic kits like the Aquaponic Sprouts Garden really do miss out on. The water in the tank keeps on re-circulating and this ensures that the fish and the plants get to be fully enriched with the right nutrients as well as air.

Though many people to prefer herbaceous plants for use in many aquaponic kits, this is one area where the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit does offer excellent relief. For instance you can have in some broccoli, kales, lettuce, green onions and possibly any other plant which may fall in this category. The same also applies to fish species which a person would like to rear in the mini aquarium found in the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics kit. Goldfish seems to have a special interest among many people though species like tetras and guppies can perfectly thrive in the ecosystem.

In this system the fish wastes are used as nutrients by the plants which have been grown. This way the water gets to be very clean for fish species reared to thrive and this is one of the amazing scientific principles which the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit does employ. On your part, you only to finely tune the intake rate of the micro-jet water pump and also engage in rinsing of the filters often for the purpose of avoiding clogging.

The built-in 7 watts LED lighting system also does work well and it’s really nice for both the plants and fish. There is almost no limitation as to what kind of plants you can grow though some varieties will require iron supplement being added to the growing medium. The ecosystem is usually nitrogen rich – an ideal environment which greatly favors leafy greens to thrive.


Ease of use.  This is possible thanks to the great design plus many other additional components which allows for smooth functioning.  The easy set-up is of great benefit especially in circumstances where this kit is to be employed as a learning tool.

The filtration system doesn’t disappoint either. It features two different spongy materials which traps both the small-sized and large-sized particles thus keeping the water clear. The ECO-Cycle kit also has an automatic feeder which is attached to the tank rim for easier feeding of the fish.

The 17lbs is a thumb up considering the overall dimension (24” x 12” x 20”) that this kit also features. This means that moving ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light is very simple and can fit easily fit any flat surface which it has been placed.


Despite the great design and other functionalities; ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light does have some features which otherwise make its use to be optimally that satisfying. An issue is likely to arise when there is need to clean the tank. The top part of the tank that does holds the plants cannot easily come out at times. The reason is that the pumping tube and the electrical cords pass through the top part of the tank and these must therefore be first removed – a possibly daunting task for some. Cleaning the algae which has developed in the top reservoir can be a limitation while it is still attached to the electrical cord and the pumping tubing.

If you are in for some routine maintenance using a gravel vacuum, you are likely to be in for a little disappointment. The plastic door (which is also removable) is barely large enough to perfectly fit in the gravel vacuum so that the tank’s front portion can be properly cleaned. The outcome is that it is nearly impossible to do thorough cleaning on the greater portion of the gravel as it simply doesn’t offer a suitable fit.

The other noticeable thing in the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light is that water does flow form the top reservoir into the tank forcefully. The flow is rather loud and you will also notice that any fish that swims in this section of the tank gets to come under considerably immense pressure generated by the force of the forcefully falling water.

Verdict/ Summary

The light design, self-cleaning mechanism and huge tank capacity are some of the magnificent features which we find to be just spot on. Regardless of where you would like to put this mini aquarium into use, it will deliver just the intended enthusiasm as the self-balancing ecosystem ensures that the plants and the fish get to thrive and reach their maximum potential.

The current pricing of less than $300 is considered amazing given the benefits that accompany the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit. In the pack, you will find all the items needed to make this system to be fully operational and with this any set up will be over in just a matter of few minutes.

With the ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit you can expect a system which is less likely to be terrorized by algae growth; neither will plants be devoid of sufficient lighting thanks to the inbuilt LED lighting source. If you are really into some Aquaponics then ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with Dual T5 Grow Light is one of the kits you should consider for a purchase.

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