UGEARS Mechanical Aquarium

Tootekood: UGEARS71
Kaubamärk: UGEARS
Ühik: tk
Laoseis: 10

Rocca: 5
Ülemiste: 5
54,90 €
Kogus: - +
Mechanical Aquarium model kit
Model size: 23.5*23.5*20 cm
Package size: 37.8*17*3.4 cm
Number of components: 325
Estimated time for assembly: 6 hours

The Mechanical Aquarium from Ugears is an ingenious saltwater fishbowl, with two pet tropical fish
chasing each other around a forest of macroalgae fronds, inside of which hides another small inhabitant
of the marine environment—a seahorse! The beauty, variety and intrigue of saltwater fish-keeping
makes it one of the world's most popular hobbies. Perhaps you are a snorkeling or diving enthusiast,
and would like to be reminded of underwater adventures when you've dived a colorful reef or explored
a kelp forest. Building Ugears' charming and unique wooden models, brain teasers and 3D puzzles has
become a popular hobby for thousands of people in 85 countries across five continents. Now you can
combine these hobbies in a single model!
Not only is this DIY aquarium model kit, with its original theme and design, a fine addition to the Ugears
catalogue, but it also features a unique mechanical action. The fish and algae rotate simultaneously and
in parallel, at different speeds and in different directions, simulating the smooth, undulating rhythms of
underwater plant and animal life. The elegant fish look like they are really swimming as they move their
heads and tails side-to-side. The Mechanical Aquarium model is unique in that while many Ugears
models are propelled by rubber band motors, the Aquarium is driven by a spring, for longer action and
greater longevity. At Ugears we pride ourselves on innovating, and on listening to our loyal customers,
many of whom have been asking for models with spring-loaded mechanisms. We are proud to bring you
this spring-action aquarium—a first in our growing catalogue of Ugears models!
To set the model in motion, wind the knob under the aquarium with about 25 half-turns, flip the switch
from "STOP" to "SWIM" mode, then watch as your Mechanical Aquarium comes to life! The mechanism
contains an internal pendulum to regulate and smooth the movement. We have designed this model to
be the very definition of operational simplicity for users: one switch, two modes: on and off. You can
stop the model at any time, or just let it go and enjoy the movements of the automaton fish and fronds
for about 40 seconds.
Did you know the ancient Romans and Aztecs had rudimentary saltwater aquariums? (Those of the
Aztecs were far grander). In 1846 British marine zoologist Anna Thynne created and maintained the first
ecologically balanced marine aquarium over a period of three years, providing the inspiration for the
London Zoo's Fish House seven years later. It wasn't until a century later, in the 1950s, that saltwater
aquariums as a personal hobby really took off. Because of the need to periodically replenish tanks with
fresh seawater, most early hobbyists lived near the ocean. Saltwater tanks have always required the
hobbyist to buy quite a bit of associated equipment, including filtration, aeration, and lighting systems.
Over the years, the aesthetics and technologies associated with saltwater aquariums have progressed,
with bleached corals giving way to live rock and coral species, better water quality testing, better
temperature control systems, commercial captive-breeding and coral propagation to reduce harvesting
from vulnerable marine environments, and better understanding of species interconnectedness.
Not everyone is up to the challenges or expense of setting up and maintaining a saltwater fish tank.
Even a basic starter tank for beginners represents a substantial, ongoing investment of time and

resources. But with the Ugears Mechanical Aquarium, you can dip into the fascinating underwater world
with an attractive, whimsical wooden model you can build yourself, then proudly display. Once the
model is assembled your family and friends will have hours of enjoyment watching the automaton fish
swimming with lifelike action around their wooden bowl, while getting occasional peeks through the
fronds at the secretive seahorse. And you'll never need to test or change the water!
At Ugears we strive for gorgeous design with surprising mechanical action, to charm and delight our
customers. We think you will agree we have achieved that with this beautiful Mechanical Aquarium.
With Ugears there's always that extra touch of whimsy, embodied in this model by the hidden seahorse
at the center. Part of our core mission is to bring people together, especially across generations, as they
build and play with our unique mechanical marvels. Make the Mechanical Aquarium your next family
The Mechanical Aquarium has 325 pieces, is rated "Medium" level, and has an estimated assembly time
of 6 hours. As you build the wooden aquarium, you will learn about the action and interplay of drive
gears and driven gears in gear sets, the function of pendulums, and about spring-action mechanisms.
You will experience the satisfaction of building something beautiful with your own hands, without need
of glue or special tools. Everything you need for this fun DIY project comes right in the box: high quality
plywood boards with precision laser-cut pieces that you snap out then snap together, the metal spring
that powers the mechanism, and of course a set of detailed, illustrated instructions in 11 languages.
Looking for a unique gift idea for a friend or family member? Maybe someone you know is a saltwater
aquarium enthusiast, a model building hobbyist, or simply someone who enjoys working with their
hands. Maybe you're the hobbyist looking to share with friends and family the joy you find in saltwater
aquariums, snorkeling or diving, or building 3D puzzles. Perhaps there are some children in your life who
would be delighted to wind up this model and set the fish spinning around their bowl again and again.
The Mechanical Aquarium is certain to charm, and makes a thoughtful gift for birthdays, holidays, any
occasion or no occasion. Give it as a DIY kit wrapped up in its handsome box, or build it yourself and
present the finished Mechanical Aquarium as a personal gift in which you have invested your time and
care. Either way, the wooden Mechanical Aquarium will be a cherished gift, and a delightful addition to
any home or office.


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