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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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