Small tank for our chem lab?
Hey guys, in addition to school, i work in a chemical lab. I was talking to my supervisor about fish, and he gave me a desiccator for a "lab fish."
Anyway, it holds about 1 gallon, so I was hoping some of you more experienced folk could make some suggestions as to what type of fish I could put in it? I have to take care of it, so hopefully something that's not too messy, and doesn't require a lot of maintenance!
Also, desiccators are interestingly shaped (for a tank), maybe you could give me some ideas- the holes in the platform are just begging to be used for something creative! (plants?)
Also, would silica gel be a poor substrate?
For those of you that don't know, this is what it looks like, although our platform is glass (so it's clear):
It's funny how they're supposed to keep stuff dry, and I'm going to fill it with water. xD
I suggest you put substrate in it & plants and call it even.
For one most fish are schooling fish and a school of fish if the smallest one's are chosen and properly kept need a 10g. Despite what you see in cups in stores; there's not a single fish out there that you can permanently house in a 1g jug that's just simply not adequate.
Bahaha, ok, what about shrimp then? Would those be ok?
Exactly what are you trying to do with this 1g chem lab set up?
Pls don't get me wrong but its kinda like me asking "I have a 1bdrm house can I keep a horse in there"; Most people keep fish, shrimp, cray's, frogs etc to recreate a piece of nature to the best of their knowledge adequately inside their home...
Its more of a decorative thing. We want a fish because it will look nice, and unique. It'll distinguish us from the other labs in the facility ;) (In a good way- we don't want to be like biochem 309 who are distinguished by their lack of productivity.)
For a minimal amount, I suggest you and your lab mates put in some money and purchase a set up together. Say you all put in 25 bucks and IDK how many of you are in your lab, but say there are six of you...$150 dollars can you get real far...and all of it for 25 bucks a person.
Don't use the silica gel! I think if you filled that thing with water and had silica gel as the "substrate" you'd end up with a bowl full of fish trapped in jello.
I'm not sure I like the idea of using that as a fish tank. Other than that valve on top it looks pretty air-tight, which would be a bad thing.
Also, that lid comes off, so it's not airtight- so that'll be good.
One gallon is still really small. It could make a pretty nice shrimp tank though. Maybe a really small sponge filter, some plants, some cherry shrimp and a desk lamp with a good bulb for plants?
What do people put in those little nano cube things? Those are about 1 gallon.. I know some of my floormates have 3 fish in a 1 gal- even I said they must be cramped. They're each 1-2" >.<
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