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DrakeScree 04-09-2013 06:45 PM

2 Kickstarter Aquariums
 
Thoughts?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...s?ref=category

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...k?ref=category

scapegoat 04-09-2013 07:12 PM

I saw the first one a few days ago I think.

I have big issues with it.

turning aquariums into tables, is a bad idea to me. that glass isn't meant to be near feet for.

That and he doesnt need a kickstarter, he just needs sales.

he'd be better off with a nice website. He'd also be better off with better craftsmanship and finishing too. Especially since he's not using stain grade pine. (and using a soft wood for furniture? looks cheap, is cheap)

I'd be more impressed if the final wood product looked good at least; instead, it looks like he picked out floor molding from lowes. I'd say the end product looks like something you'd find in an 80's era den with fake wood paneling.


The other one is interesting at least.

Too pricey for my tastes, but, i'm sure, the office receptionist would probably love one as well would those super cool graphic designers. :D

tekkguy 04-09-2013 07:48 PM

The "Luma" tank is interesting, until you get to the part about bettas living at room temperature with no heater. They're tropical fish! When is the last time you jumped in the water in the tropics and thought "Hmm, feels like A/C!"

hydrophyte 04-09-2013 08:29 PM

For the LumaTank they chose betta fish because "They can live at room temperature without a heater, aerator, or filter."

Poor bettas! This is the second time that I have seen a betta tank on Kickstarter described like this.

You'd think they'd be more careful after the jellyfish tank fiasco...

http://betabeat.com/2012/03/jellyfis...h-death-traps/

scapegoat 04-09-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 3078242)
For the LumaTank they chose betta fish because "They can live at room temperature without a heater, aerator, or filter."

Poor bettas! This is the second time that I have seen a betta tank on Kickstarter described like this.

You'd think they'd be more careful after the jellyfish tank fiasco...

http://betabeat.com/2012/03/jellyfis...h-death-traps/

the update seems to imply things are better though. I wonder how much of the issues with the jellyfish tank was people just not being capable of maintenance. also, if your jellyfish keep getting stuck on the rocks... remove the rocks, remove some of them?

It's a common misconception that betta thrive in those environments. unfortunately a lot of them survive living like that. we just know better

Kimberly 04-09-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by scapegoat (Post 3078282)
It's a common misconception that betta thrive in those environments. unfortunately a lot of them survive living like that. we just know better

Poor bettas :frown: I just hate seeing those so called "betta tanks".

Even more, seeing them at chain stores in those little cups which are always full of dirty water!

DrakeScree 04-16-2013 04:33 PM

How about this one??

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...p?ref=category

Soothing Shrimp 04-16-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scapegoat (Post 3078282)
the update seems to imply things are better though. I wonder how much of the issues with the jellyfish tank was people just not being capable of maintenance. also, if your jellyfish keep getting stuck on the rocks... remove the rocks, remove some of them?

It's a common misconception that betta thrive in those environments. unfortunately a lot of them survive living like that. we just know better


You can't have rocks in a circular jellyfish tank, as far as I am aware. The jellies need a circular current and a round area so they won't be trapped or stuck. Take the rocks out and that tank- provided that it has a slow circular currant, should be fine.

Axelrodi202 04-17-2013 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrakeScree (Post 3137553)

This one seems like it has potential.

Mumford 04-19-2013 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Axelrodi202 (Post 3141921)
This one seems like it has potential.

I can't imagine that sustaining any healthy coral

DrakeScree 04-19-2013 04:05 AM

Is that because there is no flow, or because of lighting?

Mumford 04-19-2013 01:06 PM

2 Kickstarter Aquariums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrakeScree (Post 3166881)
Is that because there is no flow, or because of lighting?

Both. And the amount of actual water.

I'd guess 80% of these turn out awful in a matter of months


- Mumford

Clemsons2k 04-19-2013 04:36 PM

I see none of these 3 doing well. The table aquairum is just not well thought out for a few reasons and I really don't want to see another small hipster betta tank on the market...And I also agree that reef tank will probably not do well with that little of maintenance and lighting.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...r-bet?ref=live

This one isn't too bad. It doesn't have a heater built in, but atleast in his ad it explains that they shouldn't be kept in cold rooms. Also mentions that water should be changed every couple days and that the betta's health is dependant on water quality.

scapegoat 04-19-2013 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clemsons2k (Post 3169849)
I see none of these 3 doing well. The table aquairum is just not well thought out for a few reasons and I really don't want to see another small hipster betta tank on the market...And I also agree that reef tank will probably not do well with that little of maintenance and lighting.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...r-bet?ref=live

This one isn't too bad. It doesn't have a heater built in, but atleast in his ad it explains that they shouldn't be kept in cold rooms. Also mentions that water should be changed every couple days and that the betta's health is dependant on water quality.

that is interesting. but holy crap did they get over funded

FreedPenguin 04-19-2013 08:09 PM

Can you imagine a drunk guy accidentally kicking the glass panel on that first one?
Ouch


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