Friday, August 19, 2011

Jellyfish Aquarium

Probably the only aquarium I will ever own... The Desktop Aquarium project was trying to raise $3000 on Kickstarter to make it come to life... Guess how much did it raise? Over 60k. Want to pre-order one for yourself as well? Head over to Kickstarter (open until September 12th)!

Turns out the jellyfish can't go in a regular fish tank because they get sucked into the filtration intakes and liquefied. In this tank, however, the water flow is carefully designed so jellies do not get sucked into pump intakes. The tanks do not contain any rocks, plants or other fish that could damage the delicate tissue of the jellyfish. The aesthetic style is a display of modern minimalism that is very distinct from a regular fish tank. 

Yes, all of our jellyfish are saltwater species. Contrary to popular belief, a saltwater aquarium is not any more difficult to maintain than a freshwater aquarium. It requires only a few extra minutes every two weeks to measure and adjust the salinity.

A jellyfish tank is easier to maintain than a regular fish aquarium. Jellyfish have a lower metabolism than fish so only small filtration units are required for jellyfish. Additionally, jellyfish tanks do not have any rocks, plants or corals, which are difficult to prune and clean. The jellyfish must be fed once a day and 25% of the water must be changed every two weeks.

The package comes with custom LEDs that cause the translucent jellyfish to glow. Colored lights can be used to make the jellyfish glow different colors.
More info on JellyFish Art, spotted on The Fancy

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