EcoSphere sculptures come in a variety of designs. Those shown above are open, yet self sustaining ecosystems. The example below is a closed EcoSphere requiring no maintenance, food, water, or even air. Click here to learn more or buy online.
Learn More. Below is an excerpt about the EcoSphere and how it works.
The Original EcoSphere is the most advanced sealed saltwater microcosmic world, harboring shrimp, algae and bacteria in a balanced, symbiotic environment. Requiring no feeding, The Original EcoSphere is easy to care for, and serves as an incredible learning tool that can provide powerful insights about life on our own planet… and provide a glimpse of the life sustaining technology that may shape the way we design and restore ecosystems. But, an Ecosphere is much more than a scientific breakthrough. It is a work of art, a living treasure to own or give to someone special. Each EcoSphere is carefully crafted to achieve an aesthetic, meditative beauty that can soothe any environment including home, classroom or office.
Inside each EcoSphere are active micro-organisms, bright red shrimp and algae, each existing in a clear “soup” of filtered sea water. Because the EcoSphere is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural or artificial light and enjoy this aesthetic blend of art and science, beauty and balance.
Because the living resources within the EcoSphere utilize their resources without overpopulating or contaminating their environment, the EcoSphere requires no cleaning and only minimal care. EcoSpheres have an average life expectancy of two years. However, it is not uncommon for shrimp populations to be thriving in systems as old as 7 years. Older units can be “recharged.” EcoSpheres are available in either pod or spherical shapes, in a range of sizes. [Source]