EcoSpheres - Self contained ecosystems
|Each completely sealed EcoSphere
contains a fully functional, self sustaining, living ecosystem. It is
like having your very own miniature world at your fingertips. The EcoSpheres
portray a simplistic example of our Earth's life forms & our interdependence
Each EcoSphere is individually crafted to achieve an aesthetic, meditative
beauty suitable for any indoor environment. People of all ages can appreciate
the simple significance of these wonderful creations. This makes these an ideal
gift for that person on your list that's so hard to find gifts for!
As the world's lowest maintenance pets, the EcoSpheres require only a source of
light to keep alive. Inspired by technological research and developments for
extended space exploration by NASA, the EcoSpheres are a living example of a
closed ecosystem. No feeding or watering is required!
EcoSpheres are available in 3 impressive sizes. Excessive
handling can harm the delicate ecosystem inside, so we also recommend the
optional rotating base. See below for more details on care of your EcoSphere.
Average life expectancy is about 2-3 years, but can continue upwards of 8-10
years in certain cases. Purchase includes a 12 month replacement guarantee.
Cleaning is not required, but can be easily done with included kit.
EXPRESS SHIPPING NOT AVAILABLE ON THE ECOSPHERES.
THERE MUST BE A PERSON AVAILABLE TO SIGN FOR DELIVERY. WE CAN ARRANGE A
PARTICULAR DELIVERY DATE IF NEEDED.
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Small Desk Globes
|| 20 lbs
(5 lb actual wt)
|| 25 lbs
(7 lb actual wt)
|| 40 lbs
(16 lb actual wt)
offered once you've added an item to basket
*Shipping weight differs from actual item weight
example of shrimp and algae life
EcoSphere care - Do's and Don'ts
The EcoSphere requires almost no care. However, here are
few simple DO'S and DON'TS:
DO notice how much algae is in the EcoSphere when you receive it. The health of
the animals inside the sphere is dependent on the water chemistry. This
chemistry is affected by algae and microorganism growth. If you allow more than
this amount of algae to grow you will raise the pH of the water. This higher pH
will kill the shrimp. If you are not providing enough light you can also harm
the system. That is why you should look closely at the amount of green fiber
algae. This is a good gauge as to how much visible algae should be in the
DO keep your EcoSphere at temperatures between 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15C) and
85 degrees Fahrenheit (25C). Temperatures above 85 degrees put excess stress on
the shrimp in the EcoSphere. Temperatures below 60 degrees slowdown the
metabolism of the shrimp. DO NOT let the temperatures flux erratically from 60
degrees to 85 degrees. The temperature needs to be consistent. Sudden changes
can affect the life of the system.
DO provide artificial light or indirect sunlight for your EcoSphere for at least
6 to 12 hours per day. The intensity can be suitable for plants needing low
levels of light. One of the following sources is recommended:
Ceiling mounted fluorescent Lamps
Indirect window sunlight
DO NOT let your EcoSphere get too hot or too cold. We may think the temperature
is fine but an EcoSphere can warm up and cool down as easily as a glass of
water. So a rule of thumb, be aware of the temperature of the room.
DO NOT handle the EcoSphere excessively, the sphere will pick up heat from your
DO NOT leave the EcoSphere in direct sunlight. It is a tiny greenhouse and
direct sunlight can overheat it regardless of room temperatures.
DO NOT let it go for more than 60 hours without light (if algae growth looks
fine). This is a rule of thumb. If your EcoSphere has received light for several
days, it will be well "charged" with oxygen and may be able to survive longer
without light, but why take chances? If you have an algae bloom (the algae grows
at a rapid rate) it may be necessary to place the unit in a dark area, such as a
cupboard or closet. The unit can be left there for extended periods: sometimes
as long as 3 weeks. If you need to do this check on the unit daily to see if the
algae growth has seceded. Over a period of time, like 3-5 months, there will be
some growth but it should not harm the unit.
DO NOT shake it, drop it, or otherwise treat it roughly. Remember it is
DO NOT place your EcoSphere on televisions, stereo equipment, fireplace mantles,
or near heating radiators and vents.