Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is a kreisel tank Im thinking about building to harbor more jellyfish as I research their behavior. The tank is simple, but it may have a few problems. the way it works is following many methods already in use. The large blue circle is the main tank are where the jellyfish reside. In this area there is a light circular water flow that supports the jellyfish and keeps them from sinking to the bottom or floating to the top. The filter system creates this flow. Water from the tank drips through a mesh net on the side top right wall and drips through bio balls. These bio balls harbor helpful bacteria. The water drips down to the bottom and pools there. A pump suck this water up and sends it through a pipe which is reintroduced into the tank at the bottom. releasing the water at the bottom allows for the circular drift of water.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hello people! This is my first blog here (obviously). I don't have my moon jellyfish yet, but I do have a tank. So I will explain my system. I'm using a biube 9 gallon tank as a starter. This should house moon jellyfish with no problem. although its too small for sea nettles. I'm going to build a small polyp and ephyra tank soon, so that I have a back up tank and a place to raise polyps.