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post #1 of 3 Old 09-11-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Project Ideas and Help

Hi I'm new to the forums and still a rookie in fish care and tank building and etc. For my school I have to do a project and I wanted it to be revolved around fish. Right now I have a simple 10 gallon tank that Isn't being used and I'd like to use that and not have to purchase another tank. I still need to get equipment (filters, media, gravel, etc.) but what I REALLY need is ideas. If you have an idea for a project just post it also if you have already done a school/science fair project posting what you did with steps would be great but I don't want results as that is why I am doing a project in the first place. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-12-2011, 10:42 AM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad to have you with us.

It has been more than 40 years since I was in school and my projects were never as interesting as this can be. It even has me excited, thinking about the opportunities this presents.

One suggestion would be a biotope aquarium. A biotope is a tank that replicates a specific watercourse, be it a stream, lagoon, pond, swamp or lake. Fish in the tank would be native to that watercourse, as would any plant species. Decor, being the substrate (sand, gravel), wood and/or rock would be what is found in that watercourse. A 10g is limited space, so small fish will work better because you can have more of them for a more active and interesting aquascape while still being authentic.

As the fish and plant (if any) species will likely be the most restrictive in terms of what may be available locally, consider the available fish and research their natural watercourse. Find out what substrate, wood/rock and plants might be found in that watercourse. If you can obtain the live inhabitants locally, it will be much easier to build the biotope.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-12-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I may be able to get a larger tank from my relatives so I'll keep updated on the size. I think theirs was approx. 30 gallons.
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