Aqua Medic launches Medusa jellyfish aquarium

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German aquarium products manufacturer Aqua Medic has launched a new aquarium aimed at keeping jellyfish in the home.

The Medusa aquarium is a Kreisel tank designed specifically for keeping jellyfish or other planktonic organisms.

The tank, which has a flat front and rear and curved internal walls creating an oval current chamber.

Carefully positioned pump outlets embedded in the wall of the Medusa create a flow pattern which gently wafts the jellyfish around the tank in a roughly-circular motion, minimising the likelihood of them getting blasted into the aquarium walls and causing them damage.

The Aqua Medic Medusa measures 100cm x 40cm x 50cm and is made from acrylic. The tank sits on top of a cabinet made from Walnut wood and stainless steel, and features a front-mounted ventilation grille for the Titan 500 chiller situated inside. The rear pane is opaque, allowing the jellyfish to be seen more easily.

The cabinet also houses an Aqua Medic Blue Reef 500 filter system with an Ocean Runner or Aqua Medic 2500 return pump. Lighting comes from a 39W blue T5 lamp and a 24W PL 10K.

The tank is likely to retail for around 2500 in the UK.