2.12.07

EcoSpheres ♥ them !


I've been researching these spheres of wonder for some time now. I know I want one, like yesterday, but they are uber expensive and I'm scared I will kill everything inside of it.

An EcoSphere is a completly enclosed glass sphere or pod, that houses a complete Eco system. Each sphere is filled with micro-organisms, bright red shrimp and algae and filtered sea water. All these things live harmonisly together in a clear glass ball of beauty. It's like having you own little world. Self contained and self sufficient.


Some EcoSpheres can live to be 7yrs. old, although the oldest one living to date is 14yrs old with one shrimp still going strong. Most EcoSpheres have a life span on average of 2 to 3 years.

There is v ery little care needed to own an Ecosphere, however, after a little research, I found that what care is needed is extrememly important to keeping your sphere alive.


Here are a the MUST KNOW rules if you plan to buy an Ecosphere...

> Do not let your Ecosphere get too hot or too cold. Your sphere must be kept between 60 and 85 degrees F.

> Do provide artificial sunlight or indirect sunlight for your sphere for 6 to 12 hours a day. This keeps the algae in check. Putting you EcoSphere directly in front of a window will cause an algae growth to rapidly, therefore causeing your system to toxify itself.
> Do not pick up your EcoSphere excessivly. This will cause the temerateure to rise.
> Do not shake your sphere. (obviously)
> Do not place your Ecosphere on Tv's, sterio equipment, fireplaces or near heating and radiator vents.

So now that you know a little about these neat little worlds, you want one? I advise to please do some reaserach before you jump into purchasing one. They are expensive, and you do want to know what you are doing before you invest your money. With that said, it's well worth every penny.

Here are a few websites where you can purchase an EcoSphere...
> AbundantEarth.com
>TreeHugger.com
> Eco-Sphere.com

2 comments:

yellow monday said...

How exquisite! But I too would worry about killing the entire ecosystem - not a good thing to have on your resume.

Kara said...

what about in the winter when it is not too sunny can u just use artifical light like from a lamp??

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