For my final design project, I am planning on creating a fish tank for my two Betta fish. I have planned to incorporate a modern and minimalist aesthetic with a nature aesthetic. I have chosen this due to the fact that Betta fish enjoy plants, however, I like the idea of a minimalist fish tank with little clutter.

I must consider the fact that the two fish cannot be in the same area or they will run the risk of killing the other. In addition, I have to consider the time and budget constraints that will allow me to complete the project on time and under 100$ total.

I plan to purchase acrylic from an online retailer and then cut it to size and glue it together. I then plan to use a pump and PVC to create a waterfall which will be hidden by rocks.




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Joseph Coulombe
May 8, 2019 6:15 pm

Creating a separation for the two fishes is a really nice way to try to have both of them housed in the same area and not over worry about multiple tanks.

Ibrahim Alhajji
March 18, 2019 6:21 pm

Hi Taylor,
I like your idea. Making something that you want to use is really good. I am interested in seeing your final product and how you are going to work your aesthetics. Good luck.

Nicole Maggio
March 18, 2019 12:25 pm

I love the look of the fish tank! I agree with you that sometimes fish tanks can be cluttered and have too much decoration. I think incorporating a minimalist aesthetic will make it look clean!

Brittany Callin
March 18, 2019 10:57 am

Taylor, I love that you’re going to actually use your project when you finish it! I also love how much thought you have put into what is good for beta fish and what the best way to go about that is. I also can’t wait to see the minimalist aesthetic applied to your project. I think it’s important to make sure the acrylic when put together doesn’t leak in any way, which I think will be harder said than done!


Hi Taylor,

This seems like an interesting project. Just want to reiterate what I mentioned, make sure the fish are safe! These beta fish can be very aggressive, and it would better to be safe than sorry as far a security.


I like how you are trying to solve a problem you’re facing with this project. I think this is a clever way to solve the problem of having two beta fish by putting two connected tanks. I also think adding the waterfall will be a nice feature of your tank. I was wondering how you were going to make sure that the water circulates between both tanks without having the chance of the fish ending up in the same tanks.


Hi Taylor, I think your aesthetic choices are great and a rock wall is gonna look very good. Dealing with water is gonna be complicated and leaks could be difficult to seal maintaining a good looking product. I think you should keep your fish Doug and get it thru airport security in a water bottle.

Brandon Smith
March 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Hey Taylor I like your idea. It’ll be tricky but I think the outcome will be great! I’m excited to see the aesthetics you implement into the habitat.


I like the practicality of this project. The necessity for a tank is a good motivator for finishing the project quickly and making sure it functions. Maybe you could hone in on your aesthetic more, the natural look is a good start. I think it’ll come more into focus once you acquire components. It’s a good initial concept.

Jaehyung Lee
March 15, 2019 1:07 pm

Giving a house to fish. Is this for fish, human, or both? Does fish really care? I hope so because the effort you will put in is proper architecture to your pet.


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