This post has been in process since I saw the BioPod product a couple of weeks ago and knew that I needed to let everyone know about it. Unfortunately, I was not able to justify the cost the first day of the kickstarter so I do not have one pre-ordered, but it would make a really good Christmas present ;). Especially seeing that they are expected to ship in December!
It has a very slick design and appearance. All of the systems are concealed with a central control system which hides all of the messy cables and tubing.
ALL IN ONE:
This all in one packaged tank makes it very easy to focus on the background & occupants of the tank. This will make an awesome display tank for practically anywhere! You can place it in the Living, Dining, Bedroom or even bring it to work and put it at your desk! (I wouldn’t put it in the kitchen if you are planning on having animals in it though. I don’t like the idea of any stray flies or feeder insects in the kitchen, but that is just me.)
I have been in the mindset where I would love to create a paludarium tank someday, but struggle with how to create it. With the BioPur air injection system, this tank would make it very easy to create the paludarium tank. It also has a built in heating mat on the bottom of the tank, which would allow the water to be heated without the worry of cracking the glass.
This would be great for watching the tank while at work/ when away. You could get to see some cool shots that you don’t normally get to see.
This is a very handy feature if you would like to program the tank to follow weather data from across the world. You could program your tank to follow the native environment! The literature also mentions a wifi capable remote lock. This would make it easy to ensure that no one enters the tank without permission.
The Biopod app for Andriod and IOS allows you to update the conditions of the tank and easily set what the tank is housing, whether it is animals or just plants and which animals specifically it is housing.
It has 3 different settings:
As part of reaching the $70,000 on their kickstarter campaign, they are now offering a custom feeder to go with the biopod for $30. This design is adjustable and is compatible with fruit flies, crickets and more! This is a pretty cool feature, that I will be very interested to see how it works. This could change vacations as we know it. The auto feeder along with the camera could allow someone on vacation to watch and check in on the pets to see how they are doing, eliminating the worry from vacation.
As part of their campaign they have a break-down on the individual components. I feel that some of these items are not necessary (like heat mat and camera), thus skewing the actual overall cost of what I would need for a comparable tank. So below is my own break-down of the cost of what I would put together for a tank similar to the largest aqua model.
Digital Humidity & Temperature Controller (63.51 on Amazon) This looks really cool as it will turn on or off fans and misters to maintain temp & humidity!
otherwise this is pretty handy as well : Digital Infared Thermometer (26.99 on Amazon)
This total is still more than the largest aqua biopod retails for at $429 USD. This same model is available today for only $295 USD as a part of their kickstarter promotion! They also are offering many tanks with plants packages for an even easier installation!
They currently have 313 backers pledging over $94,000 with 22 days to go. Their original goal of $22,783 was very easily attained within the first day. This is quite impressive!
The Biopod was created by Jared Wolfe who is a conservationist and Biologist. He created the biopod as a way to save endangered species of frogs from extinction.
Here are some more photos to showcase how awesome this product is:
All photos were obtained from : Biopod’s Facebook Page. Check them out there as well!
Have you pre-ordered your Biopod yet?
I thought I would give you an update.
The Kickstarter campaign ended up with 809 backers and approx. $296,488 USD total.
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Thank you so much for all the likes, comments & views on this post! Some day hope to own my own biopod so I can update with actual data, but until then, please come over and connect with me on Facebook or Instagram. I would love to see photos and follow-ups of what you do with your Biopod!