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EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem

Small- or Large-Pod EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem (Up to 48% Off). Free Shipping and Free Returns.

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Questions and Answers 16 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

What happens when the ecosystem... dies?

Kelley M.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

A:

The manufacturer can recharge the EcoSphere once it dies or they can recycle the unit for you. There is no charge for them to recycle the EcoSphere.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

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I was going to purchase this for my husband's and my 20 year anniversary, but found out they were all sold out. :( I wanted to mention that I have had the small eco sphere since 1999. Seriously! It came with three shrimp. One died, one was crushed, and one little guy still survives and swims around his/her little world all this time later. I've kept it mainly in dimly lit rooms and not too warm.

Melinda R.  from  Self  replied on  Feb 15, 2013

More Questions and Answers

Q:

Is there any way to still purchase this product at this deal price?

Jessica C.  asked on  Feb 14, 2013

A:

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, there was a limited quantity available for each option. As such, we do not have a rain check or wait list feature. We do not have any information to share on future offerings at this point, but please keep an eye out.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 14, 2013

Q:

What happens when the ecosystem... dies?

Kelley M.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

A:

The manufacturer can recharge the EcoSphere once it dies or they can recycle the unit for you. There is no charge for them to recycle the EcoSphere.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

A:

I was going to purchase this for my husband's and my 20 year anniversary, but found out they were all sold out. :( I wanted to mention that I have had the small eco sphere since 1999. Seriously! It came with three shrimp. One died, one was crushed, and one little guy still survives and swims around his/her little world all this time later. I've kept it mainly in dimly lit rooms and not too warm.

Melinda R.  from  Self  replied on  Feb 15, 2013

Q:

I have to be away for work sometimes and have heat turned town to 50 or 55 - can the organisms live a few days with temperature lower than 60?

Vincent S.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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Yes, they can be a few degrees under 60 degrees. However, temperatures down to 50 degrees can put excess stress on the shrimp and the EcoSphere and is not advisable. The shrimp's metabolism will slow down and they may appear sluggish.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

Q:

So, what happens after two years? I have had an aquarium for 12 years.... Can you give me a long term plan?

Susan S.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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The EcoSpheres can definitely live longer than the 2 to 3 year life expectancy. To extend the life, provide the EcoSphere with a comfortable room temperature (between 60 and 85 degrees F) and keep it out of direct sunlight.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

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What do each of the units weigh?

K A.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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The small pod weighs about 1 pound. The Large Pod weighs about 2 pounds.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

Q:

Are the dimensions in inches?

Tracy D.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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Yes, the dimensions are in inches.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

Q:

The website states that delivery is by Fed Ex and needs to be arranged ahead of time and someone needs to sign for the package. Will not ship if weather is bad. Will this need to be arranged in this Groupon deal also?

Kathy W.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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Yes, shipping will be FedEx. Most orders are delivered within 2 1/2 weeks from the purchase date. Tracking information will be available in the "My Groupons" section of your account.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

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Can you give an idea of the sizes difference between the small and large? In the pics I'm more interested in the tear drop shaped one, which is that?

Eric F.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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Here are the dimensions for each option:

Small-pod dimensions: 5.75"x2.75"
Large-pod dimensions: 7.5"x3.5"

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

Q:

It says "almost" no maintenance required. So what maintenance IS actually required?

Tom M.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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The only maintenance required is to provide the EcoSphere with a comfortable room temperature (between 60 and 85 degrees F) and keep it out of direct sunlight.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

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Can you get the sphere model shown in the picture or is it only the "pod" shaped model? Are the pod shaped models prone to tipping over (from a cat bumping into it perhaps)?

Ryan S.  asked on  Feb 13, 2013

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I'm very sorry, but we are only featuring the egg-shaped pods that are shown. Each EcoSphere has a flat bottom and is perfectly stable on a flat surface. That being said, yes, a cat could knock the EcoSphere over if it was bumped hard enough. But the pods are just as stable as the spheres.

Patrick S.  from  Groupon  replied on  Feb 13, 2013

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