A Eco-Sphere lives up to its name. It is an enclosed glass bubble (or other shapes) that has a complete eco-system that works and functions and could survive for up to 2-3 years in average founded by Dan Harmony.
An Ecosphere’s enclosed ecosystem is made of what every ecosystem has: producer, consumer and decomposer. With a light source and room temperature, the organisms inside the Eco-Sphere can go about their daily duties with no conflicts. It is like a self-sustaining miniature world that we could put in our homes or offices.
How an Eco-Sphere is different from a real ecosystem is that the 3 stages of the ecosystem is simplified to the extreme; the producer being the Algea, which produces oxygen from light and CO2; the consumer being the Red Shrimp, or Halocaridina Rubra, that eats the brown bacterial and algal scum on the glass; the decomposer being the Bacteria, which decomposes the Red Shrimp’s wastes and helps to create food for the Algea. In short, like this:
The Eco-Sphere is sold for decoration, as well as to remind you to care for the environment. Of course the glass gets dirty sometimes so each Eco-Sphere also contains a magnet cleaner in it, when the owner takes the other half of the magnet, the Eco-Sphere can be cleaned. Eco-Spheres can be self-made, though not of high quality and lasts only few months, you can find ‘formulas’ on the internet.
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