We have always been fascinated by jellyfish and their simple, pulsing beauty is just mesmerizing so when we see a jellyfish aquarium, our interest is definitely piqued. The new Aurelia Jellyfish Aquarium by Reef Eden International is definitely eye catching and worthy of taking a spot in your home, office or business.
Designed and built in the UK and powered by Tunze components, the Aurelia looks rock solid in a simple and appealing package. Since moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) have unique needs, Reef Eden designed the system with the crucial elements and latest technology you will need to successfully keep jellyfish alive for their entire life span. Don’t have much experience with jellyfish? No worries, this system touts itself as being perfect for novice and expert hobbyists.
The Aurelia series is available in 2 standard sizes along with one custom version. The Aurelia-80 (80 liter capacity) is the one you want where size and space are a big factor with its 16.9 x 16.9 x 16.9 in. measurements. Want more? The larger Aurelia-220 (220 liter capacity) has added a TUNZE DOC protein skimmer and optional cabinet. If this isn’t enough, the company is launching a custom floor standing or cabinet mounted Aurelia-650 in April.
As we mentioned before, the systems were all designed to factor all key aspects essential for long term Jellyfish care including going to TUNZE for filtration and water movement. As just the right amount of flow and water quality are significant factors in jellyfish success, these systems utilize both surface skimming to remove and maintain a clear surface layer for greater gas exchange and pH stability, combined with bottom scavenging to maximize water purification at all levels within the aquarium.
If you want to take one of these home, the Aurelia-80 retails for £659.95 (around $1100 USD) and the Aurelia-220 retails for £899.95 (around $1500 USD). Make sure you check out this video walk through for a better overview of the entire systems.
[via Reef Eden]