Self-Sustaining EcoSphere

Self-Sustaining EcoSphere

EcoSphere is a calming balance of earth, water, air and life -- all parts of a working self-sufficient ecosystem that's much more than science; it's an original work of art.

EcoSphere is a calming balance of earth, water, air and life -- all parts of a working self-sufficient ecosystem that’s much more than science; it’s an original work of art. The delicate coexistence of animal and plant life (red shrimp, algae and microbes) thrives in the hand-blown glass sphere of seawater. It’s easy to care for -- just provide sufficient light and enjoy the aesthetic blend of science and art, beauty and balance.

This technology was developed by NASA scientists as part of a growing initiative to study our planet's biosphere. Makes a unique gift for those who contemplate the mystery of life on our planet and enjoy the serenity of nature! The inside story EcoSphere is a delicate balance of earth, water, air and life -- all parts of a working ecosystem:

  • Light: The foundation of life, fluorescent light or indirect sunlight provides everything your ecosystem needs; there's no feeding or cleaning required
  • Seawater: Provides the backdrop for this educational, self-contained marine environment
  • Red shrimp: Chosen for their non-aggressive tendencies towards one another, these tiny crustaceans live in perfect harmony with their mini environment
  • Algae: Healthy growth sustains and nourishes shrimp by supplying food and oxygen
  • Microbes: To feed the algae
  • Other materials: Gorgonia sprig, gravel, shells and glass provide ample hiding places and smooth surfaces for microbes to attach themselves to and thrive

Product features:

  • A calming balance of earth, water, air and life
  • Contains red shrimp, algae and microbes for animals and plants
  • Just provide sufficient light (6 to 12 hours a day)
  • Has an average life expectancy of two years
  • Needs to be kept at 60-85°F
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