The world arrived in the mail. It was marked “Fragile.” A picture of a cracked goblet was on the package. I unwrapped it carefully, dreading the discovery of a shard of glass or the tinkle of broken crystal. But it was intact. With both hands, I lifted it out and held it up to the sunlight. It was a transparent sphere, about half filled with water…
David (EcoSphere Customer): “Hello, can you tell me when my ecosphere was started? #545881. Thank you
EcoSphere: “Hello David. According to our records, that serial number is from June 2012. Does that sound about right?”
David: “Yes, thank you. There are still 2 of the original 4 shrimps alive.”
EcoSphere: “Do you shrimp have names?”
David: “Only Paul and Ringo remain. John and George have left us.”
I recently bought a small sphere and am enjoying it immensely. The reason I bought this is because my husband just retired from the ARMY after 22 yrs of active duty, during which time he deployed several times. He suffers from PTSD which generally gives him nightmares. When he wakes up and looks into the calm, war free, serene and quiet sphere it’s very helpful and extremely therapeutic. I just wanted to thank you for making such an amazing harmonious thing of beauty. It’s done wonders for him and it’s my hope that once I can afford it, I’ll buy the large ecosphere. Thank you again!
I purchased a small sphere in June 2000, as a gift for my husband. We had three shrimp at that time. Over the years, we moved twice, were evacuated for wildfires twice, and raised four kids (not all done yet,) with our shrimp in tow, and our other pets as well. The ecosphere and the shrimp were a great addition to our family, and we always enjoyed watching the shrimp. The shrimp, amazingly, never let their small home get out of balance. Our children checked in on them often, and anyone who came to visit or work, were introduced and cautioned not to accidentally bump our tiny pets home and disturb them. The ecosphere housed them beautifully for many years, and the last remaining shrimp just passed away this month (August 2015.) It is amazing that only after such a small time, the ecosphere is now almost over run with algae, as no one is tending to their home any longer. We will all miss our long time companions.