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Re: [APD] Self-contained tanks

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Tim <tj9582 at yahoo_com> wrote:
> --- On Tue, 1/13/09, Robert T. Ricketts <rtricketts at verizon_net> wrote:
>> Many have tried on a variety of scales, but so far as I
>> know, none have
>> succeeded.  Closed systems are interesting, but difficult
>> and fragile and
>> not at all open-ended.  Entropy gets you eventually.
>> RTR
> Well, in truth that is a great deal more stringent than what I'm looking for. Basically, I just want to have a bunch of little fish bowls throughout the house without having to stop by them all daily for feeding (watering all my house plants is already becoming a chore). If they could even go a month or two, I'd be pretty happy.
> I actually have an inadvertent proof of concept. In a recent move, I gave away all my fish save an angelfish, red-tailed shark, and a pleco. These I bundled into a 20 gallon tank where I also put as many specimens of my plants as I could reasonably fit.


> Anyway, it can clearly be done for a several-inch-long fish in a 20gal. If I could drop that to 1 gallon or less and a smaller fish, it would be pretty cool.

There is a difference between surviving and flourishing. It's
surprising how some animals can survive in terrible conditions... but
we're not interested in that end of the hobby, are we?

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