Bioluminescent Aquarium

Tiny bioluminescent plankton illuminate this spherical environment when you gently swirl it.

$14.95 - 120.00

Let it Glow

Your dog may be adorable. Your cat may be cute. But can they compete with a glowing group of thousands of tiny pets? Bioluminescent plankton called dinoflaggelates illuminate this spherical environment when you gently swirl it. Just let them bask in indirect light during the day and they'll treat you to a soft blue light show at night. Quiet, compact, and easy to care for, the glass sphere lets you hold one of nature's most magical phenomena in the palm of your hand. It makes a unique interactive aquarium, and an awe-inspiring work of living art that won't bite the hand that feeds it. Components made in China and the USA.

Dino Nutrients sold separately.

Please note: this item must be opened immediately and should not be left exposed to extreme temperatures. It will only light up at night, and only once it's adjusted to your geographical zone (which may take a few weeks).

Ages
12+
Made from
Glass, seawater, marine algae
Measurements
Small: 4" H x 4" diam. Large: 6" H x 6" diam.
Care
Open immediately and provide moderate lighting (indirect sunlight, artificial room light is ideal).
Keep sphere out of direct sunlight or intense light conditions.
The temperature can range from 63F to 77F (17C- 25C) without significant harm. A sudden change in temperature is not recommended.

Dino Nutrients care instructions:
Keep a cool dry place. Expires in 6 months from purchase. May be kept in refrigerator. Be sure to bring to room temp before adding to sphere.
Notes
Click here to see the Bioluminescent Aquarium Instructions.

Click here to see the Bioluminescent Aquarium Troubleshooting Tips.

Click here to see the Bioluminescent Aquarium Care.
Item ID
42159

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 4/10/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsBioluminescent Aquarium
 
2.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30), No (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (6), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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4.0

Very cool!

By 

from Northern VA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Small enough to put anywhere
  • Very cool!

Cons

  • Food and maintenance could become expensive
  • Lights up only briefly once or twice at a time

Best Uses

  • Gift for kids
  • Unique gift for anyone

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

It worked after the first night and had no trouble every other night. However, after youbswirl it once or twice, the plankton don't light up again until they've settled for a while, so it's quick and not long lasting. I've gone swimming in the bioluminescent bay in Vieques and it's AMAZING! This is a great reminder of that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Would not buy it

By 

from Effort, pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

I think the idea is cool but it never lit up for us.

Service and delivery comments:

Yes and we brought it inside right away and followed directions

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Idea but didn't work

By 

from IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

I was really excited to get this for the kids. When I received it, it glowed well at night every time I swirled it. Within a few weeks, even after buying the food and feeding on the suggested schedule, it barely lit up at night. I called Uncommon Goods and they took care of the problem immediately. Great customer service!

Service and delivery comments:

It arrived as suggested however the food I ordered at the same time arrived later than this product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Glow

By 

from Charleston,WV

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Different and unique, easy to assemble

Cons

  • Easy to break
  • Not a toy to play with for younger kids

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

    Needs proper lighting and food/nutrients can be a hassle due to having to order and in small quantities

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Doesn't work...no response from customer service

    By 

    from Monument, Colorado

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

    We followed directions to the letter and these things won't light up at all. I've called and left message for BioPop asking for their advice on what may have been done wrong and have gotten NO response. Terrible product and feeling ripped off. Hurts especially since this was a gift for my wife. Uncommon Goods may want to consider removing this item from its catalogue because my next phone call will be to them for a refund.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Gift Idea. Fun to Play with in Evening

    By 

    from NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun to Play with
    • Great gift

    Cons

    • Hard to find spot to keep warm
    • Looks like expensive upkeep with feeding

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      I was worried about this product from the reviews but glad I decided to take the chance. We live on the East Cost and was worried about the cold and delivery and time change would either kill them or they not respond. But gladly on Christmas evening my son was able to see them glow. Fascinating product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      Very neat to see at night

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      I was hesitant to purchase this as a gift because of how many other reviews had said theirs didn't work, but I'm glad I took a chance on it. It is really cool to pick it up at night and all of a sudden see the bright bluish glow. It was a Christmas gift, so they've had it for less than a month, so I will be interested to see how they last. We will definitely be purchasing the nutrients as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By 

      from Madisonville KY

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      I bought this and their food as a Christmas present. It arrived and it's been 3 weeks. Still not lighting up.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Took the plunge despite negative reviews--UGH

      By 

      from Middle Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      My son loves the sciences and so wanted this for Christmas. I received it; took it immediately out of the box and foil pouch and made sure to expose the product to light daily. Nothing--but I understood it might take some time. Christmas day still nothing put determined to be patient. Then my son packed all his gifts and traveled to visit other family. Shock, his second cousin got the exact same thing except her parents paid the kings ransom for overnight delivery. Her product worked within 24 hours of delivery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SO FUN!

      By 

      from California

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      This is such an amazing item! I received this for Christmas and my husband did not open the package immediately. Maybe because it's cold outside and they were hidden in the garage, they survived. I set them up and, knowing it could take a while to get the little guys activated, I couldn't help but give them a little swirl two days in. And FLASH! They're ALIVE and so beautiful! I'm bummed to read so many bad experiences people have ad with this product. If you are considering buying this, give it a try. It is wonderful!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

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