One of the most important parts of keeping a tank clean is the filter pump. The unfortunate truth of these pumps is that because of cheap they are, they are wasteful and tend to not last long and require constant switching of the filter itself and waste a lot of materials, including charcoal which is made of plant materials or even petroleum. So what would the alternative be for the most important part of a healthy fish tank? The answer is a lot greener than you might imagine.
As displayed in the images, there are three small fish that are keeping inside the tank. Despite the small form factor of the tank, the fish have been living comfortably within the tank for approximately 10 days at the time of writing this. The water shows no signs of being filled with waste products and the fish are living comfortably. Additionally, the plants show no signs of wilting or degradation.
- recycled M&M jar
- recycled clear plastic cup
- bulb plant
- extra plants meant for filtration
Team Name: 3 Gecs
School Name: Lakewood High School
Student Names: Kieran B.- Grade 10, Borislava N.- Grade 10, Macie S.- Grade 10
Habitat Animal: Fish
AMSET program and the AP environment teacher guidance on how to properly take care of a fish
Macies fathers supervision when using tools