Congratulation on your Jellyfish Art Desktop model.
Please note that since this model was released the instructions have been upgraded This is the most updated information and will create a strong cycle which is the foundation for success with Jellyfish! The article will explain what the cycle process is and also provide different methods that you can use to make your aquarium a stable ecosystem.
Most important and updated cycling information can be found here:
List of Parts
- Airline with Check Valve
- Air Pump
- Power Supply
- Bubble Channel Plate
- 1 Box of Substrate
- Color-Changing LED
- LED Remote Control
Setting up Your Tank
Place tank away from direct sunlight, heat sources and electrical equipment. Be careful: if tank is set on a flat surface without base, any weight applied to the fitting on the bottom of the tank can cause it to crack. Note: This is only for the older, white fitting. If you have a newer blue one, this is very durable.
Plug LED bulb into socket in tank base. Connect power supply to socket and run cord through square hole in bottom of base.
Pass airline through large square hole in bottom of base. If you have a blue fitting on bottom of tank, unscrew it, pass airline through it, plug airline onto fitting until very snug, and screw back together. Make sure check valve (plastic disc) and airline valve (t-shaped with adjustable knob) are outside tank base when tank is sitting in it. If you do not know if your check valve is facing the correct way, blowing lightly through the valve will only allow air to flow one direction. Please correlate this with the direction the air flows, from the pump to the tank.
Rinse substrate and drain in sink. Cover bottom of tank with substrate. Pile up substrate around bottom of bubble channel on the floor of the tank. Do not cover LEDs. IMPORTANT! : Now install the Bubble Chanel Plate. Instructions for this are found inside of the tank. See the below picture for reference. This Bubble Channel Plate is not optional and is required for a proper working jellyfish tank!
PRO TIP: Make sure there are no gaps on the edges of the Bubble Channel Plate, and DO NOT place substrate on top of the plate! If you do not have a Bubble Channel Plate please go to http://jellyfishart.com/shop/bubble-channel-plate
If making own salt water, use our Jelly Salt salt packs and use reverse osmosis-filtered or distilled water (indicated on label) found at aquarium and grocery stores. Follow mixing instructions on salt package until the salt is fully disolved. Do not use freshwater aquarium salt! Only use Jelly Salt available on our website! Do not use tap water unless it has passed through reverse osmosis filter. Brita filters do not work, but Zero Water makes a home water filter that does work.
If top of bubble channel opening is completely open, fill tank with salt water so water level is even with middle of top opening of bubble channel. If top of bubble channel opening is half-covered by plastic, fill tank to at least 1/4 inch above top of bubble channel. Doing this prevents suction issues and promotes proper flow within the tank.
Plug LEDs and air pump into electrical outlet and let tank run for at least 12 hours or until water turns from cloudy to clear.
Fill hydrometer with water and knock air bubbles from needle to verify salinity is between 28 and 32 ppt. (1.020 - 1.023 SG) Now your tank is ready to cycle, follow the article linked above regarding the cycling process! Return here to order Moon Jellyfish and Food, which are shipped via FedEx overnight delivery according to our shipping shcedule found on the bottom of our website.