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Jellyfish Art Desktop Tank Set Up

 

 

 

Acclimation for the Jellyfish Art Desktop Jellyfish Tank:

 

 

 

 

 

Once your Desktop Jellyfish Tank is set up, you're ready to order jellyfish. All orders containing live animals ship with either our $40 Overnight Express rate or our $25 Two-Day Express rate, no matter how much is in the package. This Two-Day shipping cost is included in all of the jellyfish kits. Our Arrive Alive Guarantee ensures your jellyfish arrive in perfect health, and allows for replacements within 30 days. Ordering Jellyfish and Frozen Food If your tank came with a voucher code for jellyfish or food, redeem here. If you ordered your tank with jellyfish and food as a kit, order them here.Acclimating Jellyfish and Live Accessories Upon arrival, jellyfish must be gradually introduced to their new home because water conditions in shipping bag will be different from those inside tank.

Acclimation Jellyfish arrive in an insulated shipping container. Make sure someone will be available to receive jellyfish shipment on your scheduled delivery day. We recommend getting them delivered at work so the package can be taken out of the elements until the jellyfish can be introduced to the tank. You have until the end of the delivery day to acclimate them to tank, but it is best to do it as soon as possible. You will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number the evening before your jellyfish arrive.

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Insulated shipping container includes small bag of live rock* with colony of helpful bacteria that filters jellyfish waste. Before adding jellyfish, add 1/2 bottle of JellyBio Starter to aquarium seed bacteria colony. Do not cover LED lights.

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Gently empty contents of inner bags into large outer bag so all jellyfish are swimming together.

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Remove enough water from the tank first so you can float the bag inside without it overflowing. You can save this water to add to the tank later. Roll back edges of bag and place it in tank so it floats at surface. Scoop some water from the tank into the bag. The volume of water in each scoop should be about 10% of the total volume of the bag. Be gentle to ensure air bubbles don't get trapped underneath jellyfish. Repeat one scoop every 10 minutes for 1 hour until shipping bag water is thoroughly mixed with tank water.

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Submerge jellyfish bag in tank and allow jellyfish to swim out. Make sure jellyfish are not exposed to air. Add water to tank or scoop out as needed to keep water level at appropriate level. Keep water level approximately one quarter inch above top of bubble channel.

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Jellyfish may not swim much for first several hours while acclimating to new home. Once jellyfish are comfortable, they will pulse frequently, about 3-4 times every minute. If your tank did not come with an adjustable airline valve, attach the airline valve that was included with your jellyfish in between the air pump and the existing airline. Adjust airline valve so there is a steady stream of bubbles to provide water flow. If jellies get stuck to the top of the Bubble Channel Plate, turn airline valve to decrease flow. If there is not enough water flow to sweep jellyfish up off the bottom, turn valve to increase flow. You may need to observe effects of flow and adjust over several days.

 

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Do first water change on second day. Do another on fifth day. Thereafter do 25% water changes once a week. PRO TIP: More frequent water changes optimize health of jellyfish.

 

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* What is live rock? All aquariums require a live colony of nitrifying bacteria to digest fish waste. Traditionally, it’s necessary to “cycle” the aquarium for 2-4 weeks to allow this colony to grow. Instead, Jellyfish Art uses a process called “seeding” to bypass the time-consuming cycle. Live rock saturated in nitrifying bacteria is shipped from Jellyfish Art’s breeding facility with all live orders. Add this live rock to your jellyfish tank to instantly seed a beneficial bacteria colony.

 

Jellyfish Art Desktop Weekly and Monthly Water Changes

 

 

Mixing Salt Water:: You can make your own salt water for your jellyfish aquarium by mixing water and Jelly Salt. Do not use regular table salt. You can also buy pre-mixed salt water from your local aquarium shop, usually for about $1/gallon. Bring your own jugs or buy them at the store. DO NOT USE TAP WATER to mix salt water. Even if you have high quality tap water that is safe to drink, it can contain contaminants that are harmful to jellyfish. You can buy reverse-osmosis water or deionized water from your local grocery, aquarium store, Walmart or Home Depot. Look at the label on the water container to confirm it is what you need. When mixing your own salt water, follow dosing instructions on the salt container. Remember, the Desktop Jellyfish Tank holds about 5 gallons. Allow the salt to completely mix and dissolve for 24 hours. Mix the salt and water in a separate container if there are already jellyfish in your tank. Use your hydrometer to measure salinity. Add more salt or fresh water as needed to bring the salinity between 28 and 32ppt. Once salinity is correct, run your pump at least 24 hours before adding jellyfish. This will allow the pH to stabilize and the water to oxygenate.



 

 

Weekly:: Once a week, change out 20% of your tank water. You can protect jellyfish during cleaning by putting them in a separate container. Use a cup or vacuum hose as a siphon to remove and discard 20% of the tank water. Use this opportunity to remove debris from the tank and wipe down algae from the tank walls using an algae cleaner magnet. Use hydrometer to measure salinity of tank water. If salinity is outside 28-32ppt range, make new water with proportionally higher or lower salinity. Refilling tank: You can use pre-mixed salt water or mix your own salt water using Jelly Salt and deionized or reverse-osmosis filtered water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER in a jellyfish tank. Salt should be completely dissolved before adding to tank. If your bubble channel has a plastic cover over half of it as shown, fill to about 1/4 inch above top of bubble channel. If your bubble channel is completely open as shown, fill to middle of top of bubble channel.

 

Carefully reintroduce jellyfish to tank. Keep them submerged at all times. Allow water to mix for several hours before measuring salinity again.

 

 

 

Monthly: Once a month, change out 50% of your tank water. Remove jellyfish and place in a separate container. Remove bubble channel plate and siphon debris out from substrate. Wipe down bubble channel plate. Rinse and replace Chemi-pure Blue Nano packet. Wipe down algae from tank walls. Use flexible brushes to clean bubble channel. Add 1 capful of JellyBio Maintain. Refilling tank: You can use pre-mixed salt water or mix your own salt water using Jelly Salt and deionized or reverse-osmosis filtered water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER in a jellyfish tank. Salt should be completely dissolved before adding to tank. If your bubble channel has a plastic cover over half of it as shown, fill to about 1/4 inch above top of bubble channel. If your bubble channel is completely open as shown, fill to middle of top of bubble channel.

 

Carefully reintroduce jellyfish to tank. Keep them submerged at all times. Allow water to mix for several hours before measuring salinity again.

Jellyfish Art Desktop Tank Manual 

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