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 5/15/2017.

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
 
2.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36), No (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (6), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Didn't glow

By 

from Seattle

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

My brother bought me this as a Christmas gift. And it never really worked. Very disappointed. My room temperature is always around 68-74. No direct sunlight.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
1.0

It didn't work

By 

from Laramie, WY

Verified Reviewer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

I bought this for my husband because we have had many special memories swimming bioluminescence in Panama. So, when I saw this I bought it for my husband for Christmas and it has never worked, I even bought the nutrients. HUGE waste of money, but great idea!

Service and delivery comments:

It arrived on time and in good condition.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, Yes
 
2.0

Disappointing

By 

from Allentown, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

This item is great in concept, but rather disappointing in reality. I can't help comparing these dinoflagellates to the "sea monkeys" I ordered as a kid, except that this product was not as reasonably priced. Between the price of the original aquarium and the extra food, this proved to be quite an expensive purchase, not nearly worth the cost.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
 
1.0

The Bioluminescent NEVER glowed. They were dead upon arrival

By 

from Suffolk, Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

The "living" organisms never glowed. They were dead upon arrival. I want my money back!

Service and delivery comments:

It took forever to get a huge disappointment.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes

(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 3 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

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