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Ecosphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem

 
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Ecosphere
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June 9, 2013
Posted June 9, 2013 by

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Ecosphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem

 

The Ecosphere pod is a pretty unique aquarium experience, being that it is a totally enclosed and self contained ecosystem. The main attraction of the Ecosphere is the shrimp inside. The first Ecosphere was the world’s first completely enclosed ecosystem, and there have been many imitators since its original inception. Don’t be fooled by those other pretenders, only the shrimp Ecosphere is a complete and self sustaining world enclosed in high quality, hand blown glass. The self sustaining Ecosphere was designed and invented by NASA to help allow us to bring Earth life to other planets in our future space exploration endeavors. 

 

Each and every shrimp Ecosphere contains active micro organisms, small red shrimp, bacteria, and algae living in filtered sea water. There is no maintenance at all associated with the Ecosphere closed aquatic ecosystem, not even feeding! There is a complete life cycle going on in here, with every little bit of algae, bacteria, and shrimp playing their personal role. The organisms contained within the Ecosphere utilize their resources without over consumption or over production. There will also never be the need to change the water in your Ecosphere.  

 

What’s the story behind the EcoSphere?

 

As mentioned previously, the self contained ecosystem inside the EcoSphere was designed by NASA. Scientists were researching how to create self contained communities and ecosystems for space explorers to live in during the expected long flights associated with space travel. Technology like the Ecosphere will eventually help the human race explore our galaxy, and eventually live somewhere other than earth. The ecosphere shrimp consume the algae and micro-organisms, and release carbon dioxide and other waste material, which is then consumed by the algae, completing the life circle.

 

Shrimp Ecosphere

 

What do I do? How does this Ecosphere thing work?

 

All you need to do is keep your Ecosphere closed aquatic ecosystem in a stable environment. Temperature range should be 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The ecosystem also needs 6-12 hours of light daily, but be careful to not place in direct sunlight, as it will speed up the algae growth in the ecosystem. Also do not place your Ecosphere on your TV, fire place mantle, or any other area that may generate unnecessary heat. The average life expectancy of your Ecosphere will be about 2-3 years, and every ecosphere comes with a 6 to 12 month replacement policy, which is kind of like a warranty.


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If spheres aren’t your thing, there is also a pod shaped Ecosphere! The self contained ecosystem in the ecosphere pod is exactly the same as the round shape, but with a more unique and aesthetically pleasing shape.


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The small tear drop shaped ecosphere is my favorite of the three shapes available. It really is a beautiful piece of marine life!


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