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Jellyfish Art Desktop Jellyfish Tank Review and #Giveaway

        So we have always joked with our friends and family about having our own mini zoo at home, and even at one point I was banned from going to places like Petco on the weekends because I would constantly bring home rescues.  At one point I think we have 4 dogs, 2 cats, a snake, and dozens of mice which we were breeding for the snake.  Now thankfully we have dwindled down to only two dogs, a cat, a snake (with no mice).


        We love the thought of having more tank pets since they are so much easier to care for.  So when checking out a couple ideas online I discovered a company called Jellyfish Art and I was immediately in awe.  The thought of having jellyfish as pets seemed to be unattainable and one of those items you only saw in beautiful resorts or high rise office buildings.
             
        Not with Jellyfish Art though, they supply you with everything you need too get a tank started.  There are four levels of tank and supplies to choose from depending on what you want and how involved you want to be with your tank.  These range from a very basic setup to one which makes maintenance quicker as well as includes addition tank 'friends'.

        I was sent over the Desktop Jellyfish tank, 2 Small Moon Jellyfish, and a Large Moon Jellyfish.  Wow!  I cannot explain to you how amazing these creatures are in person!  The pictures online do NOT do them justice!  They truly are quite majestic and mesmerizing to watch.  I also have to add I love that the species is MOON being that is my companies acronym.

        Although so far I have been excited about this who setup, I must tell you be prepared and educate yourself before making this type of purchase.  This is in no way an easy pet to take care of OR an easy display for others to gaze at.  Jellyfish, although hard to kill, are very delicate and require quite a bit of maintenance.

        We took our time before their arrival setting up our tank with the right amount of salt and correct temperature.  We also educated ourselves as a family on everything involved with keeping these new family members healthy.  But like I mentioned before there is nothing you can do to prepare yourself for how absolutely beautiful they are upon arrival.  Their intricate structure is only a hint of how high maintenance they are.

        Jellyfish are kind of lazy and unintelligent creatures which literally float around and knock into things.  They can potentially get sucked into the current or filters and can easily tear if they hit the substrate.  They also require you to squirt their food directly into their tentacles in order for them to eat (this is not a live food).

        However intense the maintenance is, these are completely worth every bit of work.  Its such an amazing thing to watch the food travel up their tentacles and into the four stomachs.  Because they are clear the food glows with the beautiful lights in the tank.  It is absolutely mesmerizing and even relaxing to watch these creatures float around under the soft glow of the tank.

Available to purchase/Cost:  $285 Desktop Jellyfish Tank
Recommendation:  I know I seemed across the board on this review and its only because I think if it were up to my husband he would say no to doing this again because of the work it entails. However, I personally feel like its worth every penny and effort made to have such a unique creature in my home!  This would make for the ultimate Christmas gift for the aquatic or exotic person in your life!
Facebook:  Jellyfish Art 
Twitter:  @JellyfishArt

Giveaway:  Jellyfish Art is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's VERY lucky readers a Desktop Jellyfish Tank of their own!  This giveaway begins 12/3/13 so don't forget to come back and enter to win!!

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35 comments:

  1. Large back yard that I can adopt more fur babies

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  2. An amazing luxury closet and bathroom!

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  3. My dream home feature is a large yard that is fenced in so I can let my pups run wild.

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  4. Ok, I know I'm weird, but this is now on my Christmas Wish list along with that Pink Shotgun :)

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  5. I would love a big yard with a pool and a large playground thing for my kids.

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  6. Hard wood floors would be really nice.

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  7. My dream home feature is a large enclosed yard to home my rescue cats!

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  8. My must have dream home feature is I want my house to be feng shui!

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  9. My dream home feature is a great room.

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  10. My son would say a giant salt water fish tank.

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  11. Are we sure this is the right link?
    Dream/wish list item for a new home would be fully enclosed fenced yard.

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  12. My son and grandkids would love to have a jellyfish tank. I didn't even realize this was possible, but they are fascinating.

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  13. What a beautiful decor item for my house - having this jellyfish would be a dream element to my home!

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  14. I have thought about this....I need JellyFish ;) I don't know why but the Jelly Fish are calling to me..LOL! Love the review and can't wait to tell my dad about this.

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  15. Beautiful creatures.I think I would get alot of enjoyment from a set like this.

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  16. This would back a great addition to our house. My kids would love this. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  17. Yes, it sounds like they are a lot higher maintenance than other tank pets, but they are also beautiful. My son would love it, and my grandson would, too.

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  18. I think it's interesting that you have to squirt the food onto them. You wouldn't think that since you don't have to with fish. You don't realize how different jellyfish are until you start learning about them.

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  19. I think it's really interesting how there is a LED color changing light so you can have multiple colors.

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  20. My freshman year, my roommates and I joked about getting a jellyfish tank for our room (not knowing these kits existed!) Now, I am fascinated with these and would love to care for these guys!

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  21. My son saw me entering a contest for this and that is all I keep hearing about.

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  22. I didn't even know you could have jelly fish as pets. How educational and fun this has been.

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  23. I didn't even consider about different sizes or realize how delicate these animals are. They really are another child. :) I'm learning a lot. Thanks.

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  24. I would love to win this giveaway for my daughter!!! She too would have a zoo full of animals if we would allow it.... so the idea of something so cool... JELLYFISH??? Wow... amazing and I never realized it was possible. Seems worth the effort and work... like you said... just to have these amazing creatures on display in your home! Thanks so much!!!

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  25. I didn't realize how scientific setting up a tank with the right mix of salt was. Don't use tap water unless you run it through reverse osmosis and make sure you have the right amounts of salt.

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  26. I don't think I ever realized how delicate jelly fish are. This has been very educational...I'm sure you felt that way too.

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  27. It's fun how the tank comes with a color changing light. Amazing how the light doesn't bother the jelly fish.

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  28. I love how you talk about the food glowing in the light. How amazing to watch!

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  29. I didn't know you had to squirt the food on it!

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  30. That looks so amazing. I would love to get one of these for my family. I'll bet my kids would be fascinated by it.

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  31. I can completely agree about the family makeup lol. Right now we're up to 4 dogs 1 cat 1 beta. We also had iguanas, snakes, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, blue masked love bird that wouldn't stop reproducing lol and last but not least Egyptian spiny tailed mice. I truly love your review on this tank, and believe I'd run into the same issue with my husband as far as the set-up, though quite honestly I'd probably set up all on my own, while he's at work lol. The tank looks great as do the jellies, I do wish you had a picture from a little bit of a distance to see all the jellies in their glory (you might, and I might've missed it, because my internet is being a pain in my ....... tonight)

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  32. I never thought about having to have a specially designed tank. Who would have thought that jellyfish could become stuck or sucked up in a regular fish tank.

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  33. This would be an awesome Christmas gift for my nephew who wants a pet - great way to learn about responsibility!

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  34. That is SO cool! It does sound like a lot of work to keep them, but I would definitely be willing to have something so beautiful and unique.

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  35. We purchased a tank from this company, followed instructions, only to have one wrong thing happen after another. Here are two of my biggest gripes: 1)it turns out that owners should really grow live food (instead of feeding the company’s frozen food), which adds an entirely new project and cost to this process, and even though we eventually did that we couldn’t make this work, and, 2)I asked if reproduction was possible, as you can imagine the guys scoffed at such a ridiculous question – but, wait for it – it happened! We learned a new word that day, and that word was ‘ephyra’. Moon jelly ephyra is orange and never, ever goes away, because once those jellies did their business they permanently polluted the tank with orange ephyra. With the live food we grew our last jelly to a beautiful size. Then, we left it alone for 24 hours to attend an out of state funeral. We can home to jelly shreds in the bubble tube. I can, without question, say that having a pack of puppies in your home is easier than this ‘pet’, unless you are in desperate need of a hobby that is both incredibly expensive and extremely time consuming. (And finally, when I contacted the BBB they encouraged me to take the company to small claims court.)

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