World’s Tiniest Aquarium


via Pictures of the day: 22 February 2011 – Telegraph.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

6 comments on “World’s Tiniest Aquarium
  1. I used to do that, as a kid. I’d lay down next to a shell line, with my eyes three inches from the sand, and look for the tiniest shells I could find. I kept my collection in a Tic Tac box.

  2. What’s the overcrowding rule again…1 inch of fish per gallon? That plant will probably outgrow that tank in a week. That is, if the water doesn’t evaporate first.

  3. You should use plastic plants, because if that is a cut from a moss plant, it will over grow your tank. The plants also need light, but only sometimes, because they will over grow more quickly. But they will simply die off if you do not give them light. Also, the fish fry, depending on breed, can not enjoy your mini tank for very long, and, without heat and filteration, they will die off because it is almost inpossible to not overfeed, and tropical fish fry NEED a heater, but it would be hard to set the heat. You would have to a set of these made, which is mostly inpossible. So, in conclusion, a tank this small will not be a healthy eco-system, so you should not try this at home. I am asuming this was a joke. Cute, but not healthy. :)

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