With our glass EcoSpheres or EcoPods, you can have an entire sea ecosystem on your desk or tabletop. You'll be mesmerized by the tiny red shrimp, algae and microorganisms swimming around decorative plants and pebbles on the sea floor. This fascinating display of art and science contains active microorganisms, bright red shrimp, and algae existing in a clear "soup" of filtered seawater. Only light is needed to keep their world in a perfect plant-and-animal balance: algae and bacteria are eaten by the shrimp whose waste supports their regeneration. Created with technology developed by scientists at NASA. No maintenance required. Since we offer small or large EcoPods, or small or medium EcoSpheres, you’re sure to find a size that suits your space and interest!
• Glass EcoPod or Glass EcoSphere with an entire self-sustaining sea ecosystem • Includes filtered seawater, a plant, pebbles, shrimp, algae and microorganisms • No maintenance required; only light is needed for life • Based on technology created by NASA scientists • Unique desktop or tabletop accent
Size Small Pod 5-1/2"H x 3" dia. Small Sphere 4"H x 4" dia. Medium Sphere 5"H x 5-1/4" dia. Large Pod 7-1/2"H x 4" dia.
Shipping Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Order by December 16 for Christmas delivery. UPS overnight delivery only. Delivery signature required. Ships within the 48 contiguous states only.
Turntable Base for EcoSphere Large Sphere, Medium Sphere and Large Water Drop
Turntable Base for EcoSphere Small Water Drop and Large Pod
Turntable Base for EcoSphere Small Sphere and Small Pod
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Comments about Product: I got this for Christmas for my boyfriend. We both enjoy watching the little shrimp swimming around. It's basically like having a no-maintenance aquarium, with tiny shrimp instead of fish. So glad I came across this!
Comments about Product: We absolutely love our "little fishys", as I call then! They are facinating to watch. I recommend getting a magnifing glass too. Then, you can see them up close, especially when they are on the little branch that's inside the sphere. It'vitually maintenance free. No feeding. Just make sure they get enough sunlight. Our 9 yr old granddaughter is in "awe" of these little creatures & has a boatload of questions. Many we cannot answer. That is the ONLY thing I wish they had included; information/stats regarding the Brine Shrimp themselves. We are contemplating ordering another, in a different shape, for my desk. I like to sit & watch them when I'm feeling the stress of the day. They complement any room as long as it has light. And, they are silent! Seriously, we love ours & will be buying another.
Comments about Product: Bought this as a gift for my wife. It was something we saw in a store years ago and we loved it, but forgot about it. Had to get it for her Birthday this year! Arrived early, but knew I couldn't just stick in the closet for the week. Took it to work and I enjoyed it on my desk. Watching the shimp swimming around was a point of relaxation. No maintenance but to ensure it receive light. :) My wife really enjoyed getting it and now it sits on her dresser. It adds a spot of life on the dresser that warms the room.
Comments about Product: I bought this for my grandaughter for Christmas and have been "babysitting" them for about a week. The shrimp look healthy so far and I am hoping she gets as much a kick out of them as I do. Figure it'll be a great science show and tell at her school.
Comments about Product: I had my small pod for over 6 years and there were always 2 shrimp in it. People were fascinated with it, although most thought it was a snow globe, so they would shake it, and then realize there were living animals insite. I would have had mine longer, except my cat knocked it off the window sill (where I'd put it temporarily so he wouldn't knock it off the table! Doh!)
Comments about Product: I had a fish tank when I was in grade school, but could not justify having one now due to the time needed to periodically clean the tank and more time to feed the fish everyday. This EcoSphere is perfect, as I can have my fish, with no work! I have had mine for almost 1 year. The fish are happy on top of a cabinet about 10 feet from a patio window. Lots of indirect light has not caused any algae to be visible, so no maintenance for us so far.
Comments about Product: There was no external magnet to move the internal glass cleaner (magnet). When I called about it no one knew what I was talking about. They told me there was no need to clean the glass because the shrimp would eat the bacteria, but I tried to explain that there was no way to remove the bacteria and that the external magnet was just to clean the glass, not to remove the bacteria.
Comments about Product: I bought this for my dad for Christmas. He is going to love it! I am loving "babysitting" the little guys while I wait for Christmas. However, now I want to buy one for myself, when they go to live with him. :) Many people have asked where I got such a cool thing. IT IS GREAT! I love watching their little legs as they swim around.
Comments about Product: I absolutely love this large pod!! It is so fascinating to watch and very educational. Great for young and old. The instructions that come with it tell you everything there is to know about the pod. I am highly impressed with the entire packaging and everything to do with this product. [...]Wind and Weather have great products and I will definitely be ordering more from them in the future!
Comments about Product: I get a lot of wonderful comments on the sphere. It's beautiful. It is a living environment with no maintenance needed. I keep it at the office and it is very unique and lovely. A nice way to have an aquarium in the office!
Comments about Product: My wife enjoys the sea and marine life. We have an aquarium, but she wanted something smaller for the kitchen counter. The Pod was perfect and she was very pleased and surprised when it arrived.
Comments about Product: small self contained globe that has life in it! no cleaning, feeding, draining,etc. it's so easy. just set it in indirect sun light. the shrimp are very small,but due to the curvature of the globe, they are magnified and easy to see. people are fascinated by it! [...]
Comments about Product: This was a gift for my Mom! She can't have pets in her apartment so this was perfect for her small space! She now has a really great art piece and a pet to look after! I wish I had purchased the larger one!
Comments about Product: This product is excellent for any space to add
life and entertainment for young and old. I have mine on my breakfast table to add a natural conversation piece. Can be enjoyed by all with a closed environment that is care free. Have purcased 3 units for myself and my friends.
Comments about Product: There is no particular use for this product, but for some people, like my 15 year old son, it is a meaningful item. To have an ecosystem on your desk is amazing, and can be very peaceful.[...]
Comments about Product: I gave it as gift to my boss, and everyone that visits their home, wants to know where they got it so they can get one. Just wish you had larger ones to offer, because they are sooooo unique.