The sight of objects floating randomly can have a calming effect, which is perhaps why Lava Lamp has withstood the test of time since its invention in the 60s. Not to dismiss Lava Lamp’s credit, but there’s a new kid in town that will do the same, with the same randomness and grace, and it is called the Jellyfish Cylinder Nano Aquarium. Created by the same outfit who brought you the desktop jellyfish tank back in 2011, Jellyfish Cylinder Nano Aquarium is, as the product name suggests, a compact cylindrical tank designed specifically for jellyfish.
It mimics the natural open water habitat of jellyfish, replete with the requisite mechanical, chemical and biological filtration and a whisper quiet air pump to keep the water jellyfish-friendly. The tank’s transparent portion is of hand-molded clear acrylic and it comes equipped with a multi-color LED light, controllable with the supplied remote control. The combination of a cylindrical tank, color LED light, and graceful, slow swimming jellies, provides a mesmerizing effect that rivals those of the Lava Lamps. The setup comes with everything you need to get your jellyfish rearing started, including three live Moon jellyfish and jellyfish feeds.
So how do get your hands on one? Well, here’s the catch. The entire setup, which includes live jellies, is only available to U.S. backers through Kickstarter for $250. International buyers won’t be left out entirely though; you can still acquire the tank kit (less the water and jellies, of course) for $150, which will be delivered sometime in April 2016, as with the U.S. backers. However, the first 1,000 U.S. backers will receive the Jellyfish Cylinder Nano Aquarium by this Christmas (note: make sure you select the appropriate perk when making your pledge). And oh, rapper Vanilla Ice (Yes. Vanilla Ice.) also endorses this beautiful aquarium.
submitted via TIP US page.