I bought them as a gift for my husband and we both were excited to receive them. I read reviews that sometimes it takes a while for them to start glowing, but we have now waited a month and a half and still nothing. I'm not sure if it was to cold outside when they delivered them or if they just never work at all.. I feel like it is just an expensive sphere with water in it..... Something this awesome was too good to be true and I would NOT recommend this product.
Fort Worth, Texas
Just beautiful. If you've ever wanted to hold some magic in your hand, this is your chance.
Merida of Dunbroch
The product itself is wonderful. I would recommend it for anybody who's interested in this sort of stuff. The negative reviews are mostly due to the fault of the buyer and the lack of research on their part. Whether it just be impatience or improper care, the failure of the product is due to the failure of the customer here. As stated by the providers it will take a few days for the plankton to adjust to their new environment, so if one doesn't see results immediately, just wait. The glow is soft and ambient and I love how the plankton react at the smallest point of disturbance; even placing a water bottle or soldering something on the same surface as them will yield a reaction. They do only emit light for a minute or so each night when shaken, so it's always a little pocket of joy to end the day on.
Frog in a Car
I'll give them an A for marketing but for product choice I give them an F. As somebody who has never seen this in person and not too familiar with it I thought it would be cool to have. I didn't expect the algae to glow all night but I did think they'll glow for a while. The picture and the description is misleading. It has to be dark, dark for the glow to be seen and it stop as soon as the agitation stops. It's a great vacation idea to see in real life and great for pictures but as a gift or a as a desk ornate like I bought it for it's just expense blue water. The light does give it a nice reflection so I'm going to find another container to put it in but yeah, it's not worth the money.
I gave this to my brother for his birthday. He said he thought it was really cool. But then told me you have to go into the bathroom, turn off the light, and spin it around to get it to glow. Not really what i was expecting based on the picture.
This was a horrific failure of a gift for my budding marine biologist. They are non refundable and didn't work in the slightest bit. We have some very expensive blue water.
this never ever even lit up for us, I was so excited when this came and I opened it right away and set it up and that night nothing and nothing ever since, we were never inform of having to "feed" anything, either way, save your money!!
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.
East coast gal
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.