About the Company

    The original concept for Ecosystems by Design was to keep fish healthy while the owner went on holidays. The system was thus designed to be near maintenance free. The only requirements are that water levels be maintained and that some organic waste be added into the composter to ensure proper fiber content and increase biomass. The whole system is designed to operate best with minimum interference by its owner.

    The concept worked well and proved very popular. Thus the company was registered in 1992 and has provided many units to homes, schools, offices, zoos and interpretive centers.

    Research is ongoing to use these principles to decompose animal waste and to establish larger systems as platforms for fish farming.