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fake fish for lazy or irresponsible people, how do i make them? Answered

the problem: -----------------------------
hello.

i've been wondering how i could make some fake fish.
i live with my parents and want a small aquarium on my room,
but i don't feel responsible enough for such a (silent) pet.
so i want to put some fake fish in my aquarium.
i want them to 'swim' around and look good.
does anyone have an idea?

my ideas: ----------------------

my first idea was using an old cd-drive, buy some fishtoys (or fishing equipment,
i heard people use fake fish to atrract other fish), attach the fish to the cd-drive and
then turn on the drive and see the fish swim around.
the problem is that the cd-drive makes many rotations per second,
so the fish would swim way to fast.

i've been thinking about using magnetism in some way, but i could'nt figure out a
good way to do this. anyone?

closing: -----------------------

i appreciate any idea's. i have no problem with using electricity,
but rather not in the water itself (rather above like my CD drive idea)

thanks in advance.

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tommiesmee (author)2010-08-25

eeeh... i could be misunderstanding your comment, but how does that have anything to do with my question?

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kelseymh (author)tommiesmee2010-08-25

It's SPAM. I've flagged it.

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thematthatter (author)2010-08-19

if you attach small plastic fish with fishing line at the bottom of the tank and place it over a bubbler stone. My guess the bubble stone would be enough to make the fish move about.

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tommiesmee (author)thematthatter2010-08-19

that's actually quite a good idea, i'll try it out when i have time. thanks :)

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ANDY! (author)2010-08-16

get fake fish from a baitshop

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tommiesmee (author)2010-08-16

kiteman came quite close, but i cant use a magnet outside (the aquarium will be build in, thats another reason i don't want to use real fish). maybe i could let the fish attract each other.

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Kiteman (author)2010-08-15

You could look into floating BEAMbots.

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Kiteman (author)2010-08-15

Small, floating toy fish, anchored to the bottom of the tank with thin mono-filament line.

Put magnets inside the fish, and a servo motor waving another magnet around outside or under the tank.

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-08-15

Fishtank with water in front of a PC monitor with the aquarium screensaver.

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