Constraint 1: Fish Safety
The first constraint that I have to consider when making this tank is the safety of Doug and Coach. This means that any decorations that I add to the tank have to be safe for Betta fish and the two fish must stay apart from each other. This also means that if I add a waterfall I must ensure that the fish cannot get into the pump.
Constraint 2: Materials and Cost
The goal budget for this project is around 60$. I am moving from Colorado to Seattle so I do not want to spend too much money since I will most likely have to give the tank away. I also hope to get most of my materials from Amazon since I don’t have a car.
Constraint 3: Aesthetics
Another constraint I have found is the Aesthetics of the project. I am hoping to have an Aesthetic that focuses on modern shapes and minimalism (with the geometric acrylic) and nature (foliage). This means that the materials that I use have to fall under one of those categories. I believe that I am on the right track for all aspects except the waterfall. I am not quite sure how to make that look since I will most likely use a PVC pipe to hide the pump and that does not follow my aesthetic.
Constraint 4: Structure
The next constraint that I have to consider is the structure of the tank itself. I need to figure out what type of glue to use to seal the acrylic to unsure there are no leaks in the tank.
Constraint 5: Aesthetic as Compared to my Apartment
The last thing to consider is the Aesthetic of the tank as compared to the place that I am intending on putting it. I am planning on using my bar table, which is made of wood and aluminum, to mount the fish tank. I think that the table will compliment the tank well, however, I need to make sure.