The EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem is the perfect gift for the science minded!
Fascinated with mother nature? Then bring part of her into your home or office with the EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem in a glass sphere. The EcoSphere is a completely closed, balanced, glass ecosystem that accurately replicates conditions in a real ecosystem. Inside the EcoSphere are shrimps, algae and micro-organisms in salt water. This fascinating ecosystem in a sphere contains 3 to 4 marine shrimps along with organisms and is completely self-sustaining.
The system functions on the principle that any closed system recycles its nutrients and does not produce excess waste. The shrimp consumes the algae and micro-organisms which require external light to grow and the algae and micro-organisms in turn break down the shrimp waste. Completely closed, the system requires nothing externally to thrive except light, you never have to feed the life within or change the water. All that’s required is a comfortable room temperature between 65 and 80 F and a source of light. Made of hand blown glass with an average life span of 2 to 3 years, each Sphere comes with a replacement, recharge or upgrade policy.