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 2/3/2017.

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
 
3.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (21), No (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (6), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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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
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    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
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      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

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      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!

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      • Yes, Yes

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By 

      from Oklahoma city

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

      When visiting Puerto Rico, 3 years ago, my wife and I swam in the bioluminescent bay. We talk about it still. This little thing reminds us of it.

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

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      1.0

      Not worth it

      By 

      from Virginia

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For kid 10+

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

          I got this in the mail about 1 weeks ago. It only took a a few days before it lit up. However there are so few planktons that it barely illuminates as shown. Furthermore it only lights up for a few seconds. Seriously 2-3 secs at best. I have followed the instructions and it does give a brief shimmer but that is it. Unless you plan on sitting in the dark and continuously shake the aquarium to light it is not worth... way too expensive for something so small and ridiculous.

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          • No, No

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Present Ever!

          By 

          from Wahiawa, HI

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

          I bought this for my daughter as a Christmas present. I ordered early since shipping to Hawaii can take weeks. Thankfully I opened the box when it arrived instead of wrapping it because the plankton needed to be in their bowl with light and food immediately. I gave it to my daughter that day. They only light briefly when the bowl is swirled, it's beautiful!
          My suggestions are that a bottle of food should be included, as well as a book of directions and tips for caring for the plankton.

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

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          (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          No, big disappointment

          By 

          from New york

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

          I bought this as a gift, bought it early to "acclimate " them. Followed directions and still a big disappointment

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

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          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Doesn't work

          By 

          from Seattle

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

          Cool idea but doesn't work. 18 days and nothing happens

          Service and delivery comments:

          Was opened right away and nothing happened

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

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointing

          By 

          from Seattle

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bioluminescent Aquarium:

          We are going on 12 days now and my neice says nothing is happening. The box was opened within hours of arrival and nothing. This is really an expensive disappointment. Please help! I would not recommend.

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

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