Introduction: Robotic Fish Tank

Have you always wanted a fish tank? Did you never buy one because you didn't want to take responsibility over a living creature? Did you never buy one because you don't have enough time for this hobby? 3 times yes? Then go for a robotic fish tank!

Ok, you got to feed them with batteries. However, the newest generation of robotic fish will stop automatically after a few minutes to increase battery life. They will start to swim again when you knock on the tank.

Step 1: Get a Fish Tank

First you have to get a fish tank. You will probably find a used one in your cellar or get one from friends, relatives,...
My recommendations are:
  • Don't go too small
  • You don't need a heater
  • It looks cooler when a light is integrated

Step 2: Get Robotic Fish

There are 2 generations of robotic fish from 2 different manufacturers easily available in stores. The second generation has flashing LED lights and will stop automatically after a few minutes to increase battery life. They will start to swim again after knocking on the tank.

Hexbug:

  • Aquabot
  • Aquabot 2.0 (2nd gen)

Robo Fish

  • Robo Fish
  • Robo Fish LED (2nd gen)

Step 3: Get a Filtration Pump

You should at least install a filtration pump to keep the water clean. I've used a cheap 2.5W Chinese submersible filtration pump by Aleas. It would probably be even cooler to use a streaming pump too. The final touch can be added by using stones, wood and other aquarium decoration.

Step 4: Drop the Fish in the Tank...

...and enjoy!

Comments

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Everything impossible (author)2016-06-25

nice idea.

make everyone think your insane by just having an empty fish tank with a heater and filter and nothing else. lol

i have my tank going through the first cycle before you actually put fish in to get the water to stabilize and i feel insane just having a empty tank. :P

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Everything impossible (author)2016-06-25

nice idea.

make everyone think your insane by just having an empty fish tank with a heater and filter and nothing else. lol

i have my tank going through the first cycle before you actually put fish in to get the water to stabilize and i feel insane just having a empty tank. :P

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JeyE1 (author)2016-01-25

do you need filtration for that??

ahahaha

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cfiorante (author)2014-09-11

cool use for the robot fish you should add some rocks and fake plants or something to make the tank look cooler

author

Cute! This would be my idea fish tank since dead fish are literally my worst fear.

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seamster (author)2014-09-10

HA! I got a kick out of this. Thanks for sharing!

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