EcoSphere Closed Ecosystem - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
BradC's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 316
EcoSphere Closed Ecosystem

Has anyone ever heard of this or have one?

Looks very cool but seems to good to be true, esp with shrimp?

http://www.eco-sphere.com/about.html

Efhipimp #456, 2026 & 2071

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(tore down)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BradC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:53 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
nokturnalkid's Avatar
 
PTrader: (83/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: HI, but Pueblo, CO for now
Posts: 1,241
I've seen those with some opae'ula in there. Just seems to be kinda mean to leave a shrimp, or any kind of fauna in such a tight spot.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mr. Aqua 11.4 g...coming soon

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nokturnalkid is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:02 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 59
I got my mom one of these as a christmas present oh, say 7 years ago. It was still doing just fine until about a year ago- she knocked it off the windowsill at her kitchen sink and it broke. She put the contents in to a jar with fresh tap water, put the lid on tight, and it is still doing fine! There was originally 2 shrimp, but she lost one during the accident. But I swear that the last time I saw it the one shrimp was still doing fine! Fairly impressive, if you ask me.
studentZ is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 59
Oh and a funny thing from the time I purchased it: I saw an older gentleman looking at them and he seemed a bit confused. I then realized that he must of thought they were snowglobes or something as he picked one up and shook it! I took one from the back of the stack that had not been shaken....
studentZ is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:06 PM
Planted Member
 
avandss's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 287
how does this work?????


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
EHEIM PIMP #454



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
55G DISCUS BREEDER TANK


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
COMING SOON 7G FLUVAL EBI / SELECTIVE BREEDING TANK
avandss is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 06:47 PM
Planted Member
 
feral13's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 222
I haven't seen on of these in a long time. They use to sell them in museum stores or placed like Sharper Image. I never got one because they were so expensive.

They are legit and are supposed to last a long time.
feral13 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
BradC's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 316
Its a very cool concept and I kind of want one but dont really want the smaller ones.

Im def not paying close to $500 for the bigger one!

Quote:
Originally Posted by studentZ View Post
Oh and a funny thing from the time I purchased it: I saw an older gentleman looking at them and he seemed a bit confused. I then realized that he must of thought they were snowglobes or something as he picked one up and shook it! I took one from the back of the stack that had not been shaken....
This is funny.

I can see someone doing that too

Efhipimp #456, 2026 & 2071

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(tore down)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BradC is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 09:20 PM
Wanabe BKK Herder
 
Betta Maniac's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: IHella<3Oakland
Posts: 2,159
I remember REALLY wanting one of these as a kid. I might even get one for my desk . . .


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Betta Maniac is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 10:06 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Indignation's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sandpoint, ID
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Betta Maniac View Post
I remember REALLY wanting one of these as a kid. I might even get one for my desk . . .
Just a question before you do... How do you feel about the bettas that are sold and kept in tiny cups? I don't see much difference between that and these ecospheres.

They use the Opae'ula shrimp for a reason, they are the only species that can survive these conditions. The shrimp are extremophiles, and can survive on little food and toxic water conditions. But surviving and thriving are two different matters. A betta can survive in a dirty cup, but it's certainly not going to be happy. I imagine the shrimp in these feel the same way. I've read reports of the shrimp actually shrinking when they molt, due to the lack of food. The Opae'ula have a lifespan of up to 20 years. Reconcile that with the 1-3 years these guys live in the spheres.

I would expect people of this forum to have a little more common sense in regards to these things... We as a group should understand exactly what is required for a self-sustaining eco-system, and see clearly that these things don't have what's required.
Indignation is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Planted Member
 
avandss's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indignation View Post
Just a question before you do... How do you feel about the bettas that are sold and kept in tiny cups? I don't see much difference between that and these ecospheres.

They use the Opae'ula shrimp for a reason, they are the only species that can survive these conditions. The shrimp are extremophiles, and can survive on little food and toxic water conditions. But surviving and thriving are two different matters. A betta can survive in a dirty cup, but it's certainly not going to be happy. I imagine the shrimp in these feel the same way. I've read reports of the shrimp actually shrinking when they molt, due to the lack of food. The Opae'ula have a lifespan of up to 20 years. Reconcile that with the 1-3 years these guys live in the spheres.

I would expect people of this forum to have a little more common sense in regards to these things... We as a group should understand exactly what is required for a self-sustaining eco-system, and see clearly that these things don't have what's required.
i did not know that, very well said, if thats the case it pretty damn cruel


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
EHEIM PIMP #454



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
55G DISCUS BREEDER TANK


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
COMING SOON 7G FLUVAL EBI / SELECTIVE BREEDING TANK
avandss is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome