My final design project aesthetics is an upside down fish tank. I chose this project because I am in need of a fish tank but I want it to be unique. It would also be easier to see the fish as well. An upside down fish tank usually consists of two tanks in which one of the tanks is placed upside down and vacuumed out so that water can rise above the water line. For my project, I would like to combine both tanks together to form one single tank.
Acrylic or Glass? I chose acrylic because it is more durable and easier to cut into various shapes.
The project needs to have a moving part so I decided to build a drawer/stand to hold the fish food as well.
What kind of fish? Tropical or freshwater? Tropical fishes need salt water and they look a lot nicer, however the tank is more difficult to clean. I decided to go with freshwater fish so that the tank is easier to clean.
First, I had to gather materials. I decided that my prototype should be free. I went to the ITLL and gathered scrap acrylic and cardboard to create my prototype. The acrylic and cardboard is then cut out using a laser cutter and glued together with a hot glue gun.
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