The Orbit 20 Jellyfish tank from Cubic is the first standalone Jellyfish Aquarium that we actually want to own and operate. At just $389 and with some super modern styling and a conveniently smaller form factor, the Cubic Orbit 20 could be a breakout Jellyfish Aquarium where all others are either too complicated, too large or simply too expensive.
In addition to the attractive price, the feature that makes the Cubic Orbit 20 so appealing is the concealment of all the moving parts within the outer ring of the Orbit 20’s frame. The visual effect of the Orbit 20 is that of an actual window into a world of jellyfish with nothing about the aquarium that distracts from the experience of observing the magic of swimming jellyfish.
At just 6 gallons in volume, the Cubic Orbit 20 is also the first of what you could call a “nano” jellyfish tank which is not suitable for fully grown moon jellyfish, but this is where Cubic Aquariums has worked to source, breed and supply more and smaller species of jellyfish. In addition to moon jellies, Exotic Aquaculture is now offering a range of other species of jellyfish including blue blubbers, spotted lagoon jellyfish and our new favorite is the flame jellyfish that we saw swimming about in the Cubic Orbit 20.
As if the small Orbit 20 and the availability of smaller species of jellyfish wasn’t enough to entice you to try your blue thumb with these soft bodied creatures, Cubic has also developed a specially designed prepared foods that is suitable for feeding most species of planktivorous jellyfish without the need to hatch and raise live bring shrimp. There were oodles of Jellyfish aquariums on display at InterZoo 2014 but something tells us that the Orbit 20 could be the one that really takes the “Jellyfish Hobby” into the mainstream. [Cubic Aquarium]