Besides the cost - Feathered more expensive than Classic Mint.
Is there any difference between the two as far as Oxygen -generating capability?
Or is it one just better looking than the other?
Anyhow, I am enjoying my Aerium , knowing that it's refreshing my room with the Oxygen it generates.
A month in- good product, happy with the purchase. It sits next to me on my desk while I'm working. It's super cool to see the algae population change in color and concentration gradually from day to day, and the water bubbling sound serves as a nice backdrop.
To be clear, having separately done some work in air quality measurement, my expectations were not that this single device would make a difference in room level CO2. Perhaps it consumes CO2 equivalent to having 25 plants- that's good but one would need to get to high hundreds to low thousands of plant-equivalents to make a human-noticeable dent in a human-occupied room. But I'm a strong believer in voting with dollars and see this purchase and support of the fundraise as contributing a signal that personal CO2 absorption is a useful area of venture and research investment- because with venture investments we might well get a surprise 100x improvement in efficiency or capability in devices like this- and that would be a game changer.
So I can't recommend the device strictly for noticeable CO2 reduction- that's just not possible on any technical platform at the moment. But it's really cool to look at and listen to and it's exciting to have an "early days" product that down the road could have a huge impact.
A scheduled automatic delivery makes no sense for this product, because it will be used up on an unpredictable schedule. With dog biscuits, you could find a substitute before next scheduled delivery if you ran out. If , on the other hand, you still had some biscuits left when next delivery came, you could give them to one of your dog’s friends. Neither adjustment is available with Algen refills. Each customer should have an account, to use to order refills a few days before needed.
Unit works well in reducing carbon dioxide. But how do you know when you need refills and how to clean out unit?
We are very pleased that you are enjoying the benefits of your aerium! Your spirulina is ready for a refresh it turns opaque green which could be between 30-60 days. For instructions on changing your culture, we also have a maintenance video for your refill kit on our FAQ's.
We are happy to help any way we can!
The AlgenAir Team
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The last batch arrived clear and after very fast & impressive customer service sent me a [free] replacement, we are back up and running!
The subscription service works very well! Every 2 months, a shipment arrives and I lose no time growing the algae (spirolina)!
need more. love it
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I'm not sure how much oxygen it can actually produce but looking at it makes me feel good.
The algae turned very dark in only a few weeks so I don't think you can last 2 months between refills. I wish it wasn't so loud
We are so glad that your aerium makes you feel good!
We're always trying to improve the aerium and are upgrading our pump to be much quieter. Once rolled out, only the white noise of the bubbling is audible. We would be happy to put you on the waitlist for the base upgrade if you would like!
Also, for users with more ambient light, they may find that a 30 day growth cycle works better than the 60 day option.
We're glad to hear you are enjoying your aerium and happy to help with anything in the future!
-Dan Fucich, Co-founder
I have 2 Awair Element Air monitors and noticed that when I use my oven the Co2 level would rise to over 1200 ppm. Looked for a solution and found AlgenAir. Doesn’t stop the high levels with the oven but the air quality recovers must faster with the AlgenAir without having to open windows this time of year. Also notice that my Co2 level with me breathing is usually in the 700 ppm range but when I leave home the level drops to the 400 level while I’m away with the house closed up. The AlgenAir works great and the air is noticeably fresher. Thanks. Great invention.
I have nothing but good things to say about our experience so far. We live in a high altitude desert environment and the Aerium has helped add quality, oxygen-rich air to our home which helps us sleep better and helps me stay focused and relaxed at my home office.
Furthermore, the customer support is as good as the product. Every time we have ever needed something, they answer right away with a smile. This product is a win all around.
After trying to sift through a dizzying selection of air filters on the market, I gave the Aerium a chance on the recommendation of a friend ;) After an easy set up following the video tutorial provided on the algenair website, it was off to the raced. In only a few days, I watched my little Algae culture blossom into a brilliant shade of deep green, emitting a bounty of oxygen into my house. It was shortly after that I began noticing the subtle energizing effects during my daily routines. I wake up feeling refreshed and my work from home productivity level has been noticeably boosted.
In short, the Aerium provides a tremendous value for price. You get the Co2 eating, oxygen producing benefits of 25 house plants with out making your house look like the Rain Forest Cafe. I would give the Aerium 6 stars if I could.
Now, for my one criticism. If your cat is anything like mine, you will want to keep your Aerium out of reach. The filter on top of the Aerium is very easy for cats to push in with their little murder mittens so that they can drink the Algae like an apple meow-tini. A piece of clear tape over the top does the trick.
I love it!
I love seeing the color of the algae change as more and more algae grow! When I get a notification that my algae subscription is being filled, I use the current algae as fertilizer for my plants. Definitely notice a difference in my plants!
Tracking shows "In Transit" in New York since Nov 26.
Will this be updated when it has left NY?
DO you know what the expected delay will be. CHeers
My old apartment was very small and had little ventilation. The aerium really helped to freshen the air and make it less stuffy! It's very easy to set up and the subscription refill makes it easy to maintain. Also LOVE that all the parts are dishwasher safe.
Aerium is perfect to keep the air in my office refreshing. Easy to replace and refill the Algae with the subscription refill replacement packs. Thanks!!
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We have had our Aerium now for almost 2 years and love it! The subscription service makes it easy so that whenever the algae is reaching the end of it's life cycle, we receive a fresh new batch of algae and media. It honestly only takes a minute or two to swap out and comes with a new filter. We even use the old algae as compost in our gardens and house plants!
This little green CO2-munching powerhouse is beautifully designed, simple, a centerpiece in my children’s playroom. We only have one right now but planning to get more!
My Aerium is the first thing I see when I come into my house, and it makes me smile every time. A relaxing sound, a pleasant glow, and a reassuring, wholesome presence in my life that reminds me I'm a little healthier and environmentally friendly than I used to be!
Got my Aerium refilled and switched out my tank in about 2 mins. Even used my old algae for fertilizer on my other plants!