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BLUEiQ Ecosystem

January 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 132

BLUEiQ is a unique miniature ecosystem that is made up by several elements. It is a unique, living environment for anyone who owns one. The environment inside is in a constant state of change as it grows slowly over time. The interaction of the organisms inside is what keeps it a living sustainible system.

BLUEiQ components come in two separate boxes. The first box contains the basic materials needed in order to begin creating the system. It contains:

An owners manual containing twenty pages of the information you will need to start the project.

A beautiful hand blown glass container

A Magnifying Glass

A Thermometer

A Small Pair of Tweezers

Thread (no special kind)

The included manual tells you what you need to do to set them up inside the glass container.

The second box contains the "living" things that go into and help to develop the system. Included in this box are:

An aquatic plant

Your choice of substrate (The substrate choices are in the manual.)

5 Drawf Shrimp

2 Snails

The creatures inside grow and change though at times it may seem as if nothing is going on but know there surely is. Look closely and often or you may miss the subtle changes.

The snails, shrimp and the plant life as well as other smaller organisms are the necessary requirements needed to form the ecosystem and each does what it must do to create balance inside of it. Their survival depends on their interactions. All are in a constant state of flux. The self-sustaining environment lives therefore it grows and therefore there must be change for it to continue to live.

The container measures 6" x 3" x 10" and weighs 4 pounds. Little care is required in order to take care of the ecosystem. Simply replace the water as it evaporates with filtered water. Six to twelve hours of light with at least a 60 watt bulb is also needed. This must be done in order for the system to remain healthy and is needed in order to sustain it.

The interaction and actions of both large and minuscule organisms form the basis of what keeps them alive in this environment. It is both educational and easy on the environment. Visibly beautiful you can sit back and enjoy the BLUEiQ ecosystem that you helped to create.

The boxes the components come in are made from 100% recycled materials. There is a guarantee of one year on the living creatures within the system. No pesticides or chemicals were used to create this self-sustaining ecosystem called BLUEiQ. It makes a very unique gift.

The BLUEiQ ecosystem is both beautiful and educational. It's not something you see everyday or you may have passed by and not noticed. The environment is subtle there's really not drastic changes day to day and some people may find that boring while others find it to be calming. A few people that wrote a customer review found it challenging to identify the changes within the system. It requires very little in the way of maintenance, just some filtered water and a light source. You may just find the BLUEiQ ecosystem something that may interest you.

Fran Gratton has a variety of interests and particularly loves finding the right gift for the right person even going "outside the box" to look for it. See my other unique finds at The Best Gifts This Christmas ( )

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