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World’s First Self-maintaining Tropical Fish Tank Launched

10 October 2014

UK - An award-winning young British designer is close to launching the only fish tank that never needs cleaning, water changing or a new filter.

Suzy Shelley’s 15-litre fish tank Avo is packed full of zero-maintenance, innovative technology enabling fish, plants and bacteria work together to create a balanced micro-ecosystem.

What really sets Avo apart from other fish tanks is the self-cleaning filter that never needs replacing.

Avo’s continuously moving bed recycles older bacteria into plant food, creating space for new bacteria to grow. Harmful ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are naturally removed from the water, meaning the water never needs changing.

Avo also features automated LED lighting specifically optimised for plant photosynthesis and growth, which promotes clear and healthy water. Avo’s unique lighting has the added aesthetic benefit of producing soft red light in the morning, fading to daylight white, to cool blue in the evening.

Suzy’s own experience of tropical fish keeping was the inspiration for Avo which she has painstakingly researched and developed for almost four years.

“After a steep learning curve, it just became a weekly grind to clean the tank, as well as disruption for my betta fish, Cassius,” said Suzy.

“So I set about designing something that takes the stress out of keeping tropical fish, to make it a simple, beautiful and above all enjoyable experience,” she added.

Having grown up on smallholding in rural Lincolnshire with pets including dogs, cats, chicken, ducks, rabbits, horses, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats and fish, Suzy is now combining her passion for product design and pets with the launch of her premium pet accessory brand, Noux.

Suzy has just launched a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to manufacture her unique fish tank. Supporters can pledge £1 to contribute to the campaign, or for £150, receive their own Avo fish tank and starter kit for £150 off the RRP.

With over 50 per cent of the funding pledged in less than 24 hours, Avo is certain to be taking the fish keeping world by storm when it launches next September.

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