JellyTank – The Ultimate Jellyfish Aquarium, A new jelly tank Kickstarter!

Check out this new desktop jelly tank design by Blake and Brock Gratton!

They claim to address some of the issues with other desktop jellyfish aquariums(though their overflow screen’s surface area still looks a bit small!). For example in the Jellyfish Art tank it is common for jellies to become trapped in the bottom substrate(which Jellyfish Art did fix with a new bottom plate) – the Gratton brothers have eliminated this possibility by designing a tank with a single smooth curved bottom, just like many professional pseudo-kreisels. I noticed an aesthetics issue that hasn’t really been addressed yet in the jellyfish tank market, and that is the visible water line. I have observed many comments over the years regarding the visible water lines in jellyfish aquariums!

 

Looks like $150 gets you an early jellyfish aquarium, tank only. That’s a pretty good price point! For the price/gallon, I think this is a good buy. You are looking at a minimum $300 entry price with other tanks such as the Jellyfish Art Nano and Jellyfish Art Desktop Jellyfish Tank:

Jellyfish Art:
$330 Jellyfish Kit (includes 1 jelly, so we could deduct $30 and call it $300) = $300/6 gallons, $50/gallon.
$354 Jelly Cylinder Nano 3 Jelly Kit (includes 3 jellies, so let’s deduct $100) = $254/2 gallons, $127/gallon.
Cubic Orbit 20:
$389 CUBIC ORBIT 20 JELLYFISH AQUARIUM (TANK ONLY)  = $389/6 gallons = ~$65/gallon.
JellyTank:
$150 SUPER EARLY JELLY – TANK ONLY = $150/5 gallons = $30/gallon.

As you can see you are paying less than half for a desktop jellyfish aquarium(and double for a nano jellyfish tank!). I suggest jumping on this deal, they only have a couple hundred jellyfish aquariums, tank only left on Kickstarter. I have a feeling they will all sell like previous Kickstarters and the Gratton brothers are already half way to their goal…

Check out their Kickstarter page here!

JellyTank – Jellyfish Aquarium on Kickstarter

JellyTank – Jellyfish Aquarium with jellies and music

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By The Wind Sailor (Velella velella) Video from MBARI

Everyone has been reporting the “blue jellyfish” washing up on west coast beaches this year… here is a great video from Steve Haddock at MBARI explaining who they are and what they do!

“The secret life of Velella: Adrift with the by-the-wind sailor”

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Enoshima Aquarium – Spherical Jellyfish Tank

Check out this amazing jellyfish tank at Enoshima Aquarium in Japan:

Enoshima Aquarium Jelly Sphere

It looks like there is water pouring down around the sphere, hopefully I will get to see this tank in person someday. Makes you wonder how the top is accessed and how they clean it!?

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Largest jellyfish tank in the world opens at Kamo Aquarium

World’s largest jellyfish tank.

Weighing in at 40 tons and ~40,000 liters, or 13,000 gallons, Kamo Aquarium has built what is likely the largest jellyfish tank in the world. Kamo Aquarium recently opened their new building featuring the largest jellyfish collection in the world with 30-40 species always on display. They also hold the Guinness World Record for most jellyfish species displayed.

The director looks on as the big tank is filled for the first time.

Other aquariums have recently claimed the title of ‘largest kreisel tank’ such as Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto (16,500 liters) and Georgia Aquarium’s 25,000 liter tank but Kamo Aquarium stepped in and almost doubled the volume with their new flagship tank! The tank holds approximately 10,000 moon jellies! The window/viewing area is a whopping 5 meters by 5 meters, very impressive. The tank itself is much bigger, about 2 meters wide:

Filling the world’s largest kreisel.

The renovated Kamo Aquarium opened June 1st to the public so go visit! Or follow their progress at their Facebook page.

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