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The Desktop Jellyfish Tank is the first affordable tank designed from the bottom up specifically for jellyfish.

I want anyone to be able to have their own pet jellyfish.  Through Kickstarter, I’m proud to introduce the Desktop Jellyfish Tank.  It’s the first affordable aquarium designed specifically for jellyfish and it’s as easy to maintain as a regular fish tank.  Now Kickstarter donors can pre-order the first tanks that get produced.

Jellyfish can’t go in a regular fish tank because they get sucked into the filtration intakes and liquefied.  I started a business called Jellyfish Art experimenting with different tank designs in my cousin’s garage until I figured out how to retrofit an existing fish tank to be suitable for jellyfish.  It was a challenging and lengthy process, but it allowed me to start selling the first edition desktop tanks online at jellyfishart.com.  Lots of people loved these tanks, but I still wanted a design I could control from the bottom up that would be specifically designed for jellyfish.  Now after spending a year developing prototypes, I’m proud to finally launch this new Desktop Jellyfish Tank.  It comes with everything you need to get started and Kickstarters have the chance to place pre-orders at a discounted price by donating $350.  Kickstarters get a voucher worth $50 redeemable towards jellyfish and food from our website.

Jellyfish Art is based out of San Francisco and has been featured in:

NY Times - LA Times - ABC - NBC - CBS - NPR - Boston Globe - Many More

Our new Desktop Jellyfish Tank design won Best New Aquarium Product at this year’s Global Pet Expo trade show.

I need your support to get this tank professionally manufactured and available for purchase.  The capital raised on Kickstarter will help get the first batch of tanks produced to meet the minimum order quantity of our factory.  If we meet our goal, we should be able to have the first tanks available within a few months.  Thank you for checking out the Desktop Jellyfish Tank page!

Pre-order the Desktop Jellyfish Tank for a pledge of $350 or more and you will be guaranteed to receive it once the first batch of tanks has been manufactured. Kickstarter donors get a $50 voucher redeemable towards the Beginner's Package (normally $149), which includes 3 Jellyfish and a package of Frozen Food.

 Please don't hesitate to contact Jellyfish Art with any questions:

(415) 373-6026   |   http://www.facebook.com/JellyfishArt   |   info@jellyfishart.com      www.jellyfishart.com

FAQ

  • In both the wild and in captivity, jellyfish live about a year. In the wild, this is kept constant by seasonal cues. Larvae called ephyrae appear in the spring, grow to adults throughout the summer, then produce new larvae called planulae in the fall before dying off. Over the winter, the planulae morph into polyps which will produce ephyrae in the spring.

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  • Yes, you can place pre-orders directly on our website at http://www.jellyfishart.com/ProductDetails.asp…

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  • Yes, you can! Hermit crabs and cleaner snails are currently available on our website as accessory animals to the jellyfish. We have also kept clownfish and blennies successfully with jellyfish. The only animal we have kept that is not compatible with jellies is cleaner shrimp because they do their job and steal food from the jellyfish. Customers are continuously experimenting with new species and posting pictures on our Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/JellyfishArt

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  • It's unlikely. Jellyfish have a complicated life cycle so they usually require extensive equipment to breed in captivity (for more info see: http://www.jellyfishart.com/kb_results.asp…). However, occasionally customers get jellyfish spontaneously breeding in their desktop tanks. Some of these "baby" jellyfish can be seen in photos and videos on our website: http://www.facebook.com/JellyfishArt

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  • No, it is virtually silent. A small air pump produces a light stream of air bubbles that powers the water flow. You can only hear these if there is no other noise and you're standing right next to the tank.

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  • Once you get your Desktop Jellyfish Tank, you can order jellyfish for $39 apiece from http://www.jellyfishart.com, which will get shipped to you via FedEx Overnight delivery. Ordering details are available on the website. Kickstarter donors get a $50 discount off the Beginner’s Package, which includes 3 jellyfish and a pack of food. All live orders are backed by our Arrive Alive Guarantee.

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  • Yes, your tank will come with a coupon for $50 off the Beginner’s Package (normally $149), which includes 3 jellyfish and a pack of food.

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  • Yes, we can ship tanks internationally, but please add $90 for all orders outside the continental U.S.. No, we cannot ship jellyfish outside the continental U.S., but often you can find local suppliers in your country.

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  • Kickstarter donors will be the first to receive these tanks as soon as we manufacture the first batch. We hope to have these tanks ready to ship by the end of this year and will keep donors updated on our progress with manufacturing. Donors, please remember to give your shipping address so we know where to ship your rewards.

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  • We provide a jellyfish food made of frozen plankton with your order of jellyfish. Just defrost a small chunk of food in a dish of tank water and squirt it into the tank with the feeding pipette provided with your tank.

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  • Yes, jellyfish require the same maintenance as a regular aquarium, but it is especially important that jellyfish are fed regularly.

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  • No, we sell Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), which do not sting people.

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  • Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
    Phone: (415) 373-6026
    Email: http://mailto:info@jellyfishart.com
    http://www.jellyfishart.com

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    Jellyfish T-Shirt. A colorful way to express your love for jellyfish. Printed on an American Apparel 100% cotton black t-shirt. Available in all sizes.

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    Jellyfish Art Hoodie and T-Shirt. For dedicated fans that support Jellyfish Art through all seasons. Hoodie is made from a cotton blend and has a fleece-lined hood. T-shirt is printed on American Apparel 100% cotton. Both rewards come in all sizes!

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    The Desktop Jellyfish Tank and Starter Kit. Be the first to own this product! Comes with everything you need to have your own pet jellyfish. Jellyfish are available from Jellyfish Art, shipped to your doorstep via FedEx Overnight delivery. Kickstarter donors get a $50 voucher for the Beginner’s Package, which includes 3 jellyfish and a pack of food. All live orders are backed by our Arrive Alive Guarantee.

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    The Whole Package. Includes all pledges combined! The Desktop Tank and Starter Kit, Jellyfish T-Shirt, Hoodie, and a big thank you. This is for the ultimate jellyfish lover!

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