Monday, 24 October 2011

Ecosphere care

Completely sealed EcoSphere contains a fully functional, self sustaining, living ecosystem. It is like having your very own miniature world at your fingertips. The EcoSpheres portray a simplistic example of our Earth's life forms & our interdependence with water.

-The temperature needs to be consistent. Sudden changes can affect the life of the system. DO NOT let the temperatures flux erratically from 15 degrees to 25 degrees C. Use a thermometer and possibly a heater.

-This chemistry is affected by algae and microorganism growth. If you allow more than this amount of algae to grow you will raise the pH of the water. This higher pH will kill the shrimp. If you are not providing enough light you can also harm the system.

-DO provide artificial light or indirect sunlight for your EcoSphere for at least 6 to 12 hours per day-Ceiling mounted fluorescent Lamps or Indirect window sunlight.

-DO NOT leave the EcoSphere in direct sunlight. It is a tiny greenhouse and direct sunlight can overheat it regardless of room temperatures.

-If you have an algae bloom (the algae grows at a rapid rate) it may be necessary to place the unit in a dark area, such as a cupboard or closet.

-DO NOT shake it, drop it, or otherwise treat it roughly. Remember it is someone's home.

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