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the World's 1st Desktop Tank Aquarium
for Pet Moon
only a matter of time before someone created and produced a
desktop tank aquarium system made specifically for jellyfish.
Wait no more! That time has arrived. Jellyfishart's all new desktop
tank aquarium is now in stock and flying off the shelves.
This incredible desktop aquarium features integrated, remote
controlled LED lighting with a white base and side
panels that glow in the same color as the pet jellyfish inside.
The amazing new desktop tank is so innovative that it won first place
at the 2011 Global Pet Expo.
It comes complete with everything you need to get your pet jellyfish
tank up and running. Just add
jellyfish. And it requires little
more maintenance than a typical freshwater
simple weekly 20% water change
will keep your new pet jellyfish alive and healthy. It's that easy!
What's more, you can even add a clownfish or two, gobies, shrimp, a
hermit crab, snails or any other small nonpredatory aquatic creatures
in with your pet jellyfish.
JellyfishArt's 7 gallon desktop aquarium measures 18"H x 16"W x 8" deep
so your pet moonjellyfish will have plenty of room to grow in their new
home. JellyfishArt even raises their own Pet Moon Jellyfish for Sale
so you don't need to take a trip to the ocean and rent a boat to stock
Jellyfish & the Home Aquarium
Tank Jellyfish Aquarium
Fish keeping dates as far
back in antiquity as ancient Sumerian, 2,500
BC. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians all kept fish as pets. The Greek
philosopher Aristotle was the first person known to have studied fish
BC). He documented the characteristics of 115 different species living
in the Aegean Sea. Roman
allowed for one of the marble walls of a fish tank to be replaced with
pane for better viewing in 50 AD. The Chinese began crossbreeding the
carp to create the forerunner of the modern goldfish over 1,000 years
1369, Chinese Emperor, Hongwu, established the first porcelain company
manufacture porcelain tubs to keep goldfish in. The world’s
aquarium opened in Regents
Park, London in 1853, even
before man harnessed electricity.
The number of
kept as pets in the USA
is only surpassed by that of cats. There are more fish in American
there are dogs. Yet the first jellyfish exhibit ever to be seen by the
only twenty years ago.
It is little coincidence
that the World’s first jellyfish
exhibit only opened two decades ago. Until shortly before then it was
impossible to keep jellyfish alive in captivity. Jellyfish are one of
fragile creatures in the aquatic kingdom. Water constitutes 95%
body mass. Only a thin epithelial membrane stands between them and
destruction. Even something as
seemingly benign as a
aquarium filter can spell certain death.
If sucked into its intake, the jellyfish’s outer
membrane will rupture and it will be instantly liquefied.
ground work for being able to keep jellyfish alive
cavity was first laid in 1969 by German marine biologist, Dr. Wolf
Grève engineered a totally new concept in aquarium design to
help in his
efforts to study Artic plankton aboard ship rather than in
their natural habitat. The
concept was to sandwich a cylindrical cross-section between two sheets
acrylic. What was revolutionary was the way in which the water
inside the tank. Water enters and exits the aquarium through screens
top of the tank. This sets the water spinning in a slow circular
water circulation acts to keep the fragile life forms away from the
the tank and gently tumbles them toward the center. Dr.
invention the kreisel (German for carousel) because the delicate
were perpetually suspended in a merry-go-round type motion.
become standard equipment onboard oceanographic ships. The photo to
the left pictures a variation of an original Kreisel tank from
advent of public jellyfish exhibits created a ready made
market among serious saltwater aficionados. It was only a matter of
this technological advancement in marine biology advancement sparked
and ingenuity of adventurous entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on
this niche market.
And thus was born the first home jellyfish aquarium fish tank.
Birth of an Industry
jellyfish as pets is still
in its infancy. You can’t
just stroll into a national pet store chain or the closest specialty
and purchase a jellyfish aquarium. Nor can you find jellyfish for
sale even at the biggest online fish retail websites. So what
good is a jellyfish
tank if you can’t even buy jellyfish to go in it?
are the problems often faced by entrepreneurs
looking to market a product that was previously nonexistent. The answer
you have to become the “end all & do all”
of the niche market you are
looking to cater to. To the best of are knowledge there are only two
in the US
that have been able to successfully accomplish this.
Stime had ten years in the aquarium business selling
Clear-For-Life aquariums in L.A.
entering the jellyfish arena. Jelliquarium.com went live in 2002 and is
longest running website in the US
offering jellyfish and jellyfish tanks. The term jelliquarium is a
offers self-enclosed, freestanding Kreisel
style tanks. Kreisel style tanks are not cheap to manufacture and this
reflected in the sales price. But Jelliquariums’s traditional
cabinets are truly a wonder to behold.
jelliquarium’s patent pending faceted tank design
employs state-of -the-art laminar water flow to keep your jellyfish
just like the original Kreisel design. Jellyfish cabinets feature a
filtration system utilizing mechanical, chemical, and wet-dry
technology. Dual 1” flexible water flow lines allow for quiet
throughout the cabinet. An optional venturi protein skimmer is
maximum water clarity. Jelliquarium also offers an Aqualogic
cold water jellyfish applications. Aqualogic chillers use only ozone
134A refrigerant. Their cabinets arrive prevented for easy heat
the chilling unit.
Jelliquarium cabinets also feature
controlled heating and both blue Actinic and white lighting standard on
model. The LCD controller on the digital thermostat provides a constant
and can be programmed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius.
Cabinet sizes are currently
available in the 24” mini-jelliquarium
and the full size 32” models. The mini jelliqaurium is
available in black. The
32” cabinet comes in a vast array of
finishes from laminate cabinets to a variety of wood finishes to
home or workspace décor. Jelliquarium cabinets are also
available in gigantic
48” models. Jelliquaium will also design and install custom
in-wall set ups for
both commercial applications and private residences.
you are an avid DYI type with prior experience in saltwater
aquarium set up you can also buy just the jelliquarium tank. Tank sizes
from 24-60”. The 24 and 30 inch tanks can be set up for table
top use. Serious
do-it-your-selfers can build their own custom in-wall jellyfish tank
to 60” in size. The Jelliquarium staff will gladly provide
any technical advice
necessary for advanced DYI enthusiast. The 24 and 30”
jelliquarium tanks make
the perfect biosphere for pet moon jellyfish and blue jellies. Larger
accommodate species such as Pacific sea nettles. Find Out More
the largest assortment of jellyfish
available for US
customers on the internet. This selection is based on availability.
are cyclic in nature. Most jellies enter the adult phases of their life
spring or summer months of whichever hemisphere they are native to. It
highly likely that seasonal availability will become year round as more
species start being tank raised. Find Out More
Lifecycle & Reproduction.
The latest entry into the
field of pet jellyfish is 24 year
old entrepreneur Alex Andon of JellyfishArt.com. When the Duke University graduate found himself
jobless in May 2009 due
to economic downsizing of the biotech firm he worked at, Alex decided
his degree in biology to work for him. The jellyfish exhibit he saw as
at the Monterey Aquarium led him to believe that keeping jellyfish in
aquariums most be commonplace. It did not take many search queries on
find out he was mistaken. The field of pet jellyfish was wide open.
immediately started to find out why. It did not take much to find out
keeping jellyfish alive in captivity was trickier than he realized and
that the ability to do so was only a few decades old. Armed with this
information, he set about create an affordable desktop aquarium for
would have to address every aspect of keeping jellyfish in home
aquariums from supplying
the actual jellyfish to finding a more convenient way of keeping them
alive. In the process, he actually ventured out to the bays of California
captured his own
jellyfish specimens so that he could tank raise moon jellies for his
venture. He even grew tanks of plankton on his roof top to provide
nutrients for his
breeding stock and his future customers jellyfish food. As a result,
Jellyfish Art now offers a jellyfish
complete with three moon jellies and enough food to keep them fed for
up to six months.
desktop Jellyfish Tank Aquarium was entrepreneurial ingenuity at its
on a fishbowl manufactured by Biorb. The fishbowl’s airflow
conducive to the special water circulation needs of jellyfish. He took
product and pieced together a complete saltwater upgrade kit that would
it into the affordable desktop jellyfish aquarium he was determined to
the public. The end result was an 8 gallon table top
As the owner of
Exotic-Aquariums.com, I must say that I am impressed by the level of
in taking a preexisting product and repurposing it for an entirely new
the aquarium industry. This is one of those times when you’re
left scratching yourself on the head and saying, “Gee, I
wished I would have thought of that.”
Andon's 2nd Generation Desktop
Jellyfish Tank Aquarium was also a pre-existing product retofitted to
become a proper
environment for jellyfish.
This was the 9 gallon biUbe. This desktop jellyfish tank
aquarium system incorporated the sleek minimalist design that many
aquarium home owners are looking for as a statement in modern décor.
The second generation desktop jellyfish tank
aquarium also incorporated optional remote control
colored LED lighting. So for the first time you could light
your jellyfish tank to look like the beautiful jellyfish exhibits seen
in large public aquariums.
But Alex was not done yet...
for 2012 from JellyfishArt.com
just released the first desktop aquarium designed from the ground up
specifically for keeping pet jellyfish.
exquisite 7 gallon tabletop tank aquarium comes intergrated
with remote controlled LED lighting. Its base and side panels
are manufactured in white to enable the aquarium to fade from one color
to the next in total harmony with the jellyfish inside.
simple picture does not do this Jellyfish Tank Aquarium justice.
The tank mystically changing colors in unison with the
jellyfish in a dimmly lit or dark room is nothing short of
amazing pet jellyfish tank aquarium system measures a whopping 18" high
x 16" wide and is 8 inches deep so it will give your pet moon jellyfish
plenty of room to grow. And it comes complete with everything
you need to keep your new pet jellyfish alive and healthy. Just add
Jellyfish & Saltwater!
is to Keep a Jellyfish Tank Clean?
may find this hard to believe but a
jellyfish tank is actually easier
maintain than a standard saltwater aquarium.
learn how to keep
your pet jellyfish alive and healthy in no time at all.
Jellyfish have slower metabolisms
than fish. You can use a smaller filtration unit and water parameters
still remain well within acceptable tolerances. A 25% water change
twice a month
is more than sufficient to keep your tank clean. You may occasionally have
to remove algae
from the walls of
your tank but this would need to be done with virtually any tank.
There isn’t even
too much reason to
be concerned about a
jellyfish sting. Of the three most popular jellyfish kept in home
moon jellyfish has the most potent sting. A moon jellyfish sting is
not fatal or even dangerous to humans. Their sting is no more serious
bee sting. Of course just like a bee sting, everyone reacts differently
particular animal’s sting. Keep vinegar handy to neutralize
Vinegar is not a treatment for the sting but it will prevent further
(stinging cells) from firing.
do you Feed Pet Jellyfish?
Jellyfish are carnivorous. In the wild, moon jellyfish’s diet
consists almost entirely of zooplankton. In a jellyfish tank, there are
two different methods for feeding pet moon jellies. The first method
uses commercially produced freeze-dried or frozen plankton
Instant Brine Shrimp by Ocean Nutrition. In this method the food stable
is dissolved in a small amount of aquarium water. The food is then
sucked up into a large eye dropper or turkey baster and injected at the
base of the jellyfish’s disc for absorption. This is a
particularly viable solution in open topped jellyfish tank systems. It
in a jellyfish aquarium with a smaller tank opening. Here is a video
Your Pet Moon Jellyfish
using Jellyfish Art's Frozen Jellyfish
(stinging cells) do not typically fire with enough
pressure to pierce human skin tissue. Never the less, caution should be
when feeding your moon jellies with the basting method.
second method of feeding your
pet moon jellies is live brine shrimp. Brine shrimp are available at
store that carries saltwater fish. They are cheap to buy and keep well
refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Many saltwater
enthusiasts prefer to raise
their own brine shrimp. Brine shrimp are very easy to raise and can be
directly to the jellyfish.
this approach, your moon jellies will catch and ingest their food just
they do in nature. Watch the DYI Brine Shrimp
you provide your jellyfish
with sufficient nutrients their mass will grow accordingly until they
their maximum growth potential. If
to spend a weekend out of town you can even skip feeding them as long
feed them a little extra before and after. Larger
jellies can be fed ghostshrimp or
other inexpensive feeder shrimp.