One Pot, Two Lives

No drugs! Only fishes and plants. Not weed! Thought I bet it’d be extra cool if-no! This is a planter and a fishtank. You put your regularly potted plant in this pot on top, and a goldfish on the bottom. What could they provide for eachother, you might ask? Waste! Yes, the fishes turn their eaten bait remnants into nutrients for the plant, while the water fed to the plant is filtered as it passes though and becomes clean for the fish. It is a totally natural and lovely system.

Let us discuss something – the size. Do you think this tank is too small? I’ve got a bit of a concern for that little fishy, but what are your standards for a gold?

Using this system of cycling materials keeps the fish poo from staying in the water long enough to turn it acidic. It also can reduce the use of chemical substance such as nitrifying bacteria and other materials, “maintaining the steady neutral PH quality of the water.”


The soil remains humid, extending the watering period by about one week.

The product’s middle layer is the filter layer, which accumulates fertilizer as the nutrient for outdoor pot plant.

So… I’m also adding this to my gift list.

Course Director: Dr. Hsien-Hui TANG @ NTUST Design Dept.

Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou

Circulating by Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou