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The Smallest Aquarium

 

The world's smallest aquarium (and smallest aquarium net). Photograph by Anatoly Konenko http://www.crookedbrains.net/2011/05/worlds-smallest-aquarium.html

By David E. Boruchowitz

How do you do a water change on an aquarium that holds only 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of water? With a syringe!

That’s how micro-miniature artist Anatoly Konenko of Omsk, Russia fills his inch-long planted tank so as not to disturb the aquascape. This is certainly taking the nano tank craze to its extreme. The tank is so small that the meniscus (the U-shape of the water surface in a vessel caused by the water climbing the sides by capillary action) is clearly visible. The aquarium is populated with recently-free-swimming zebra danio fry, though not on a permanent basis. Here’s a video of the tank:

And if you want to see some similar ideas, check out our article from a couple of years ago:

http://www.tfhdigital.com/tfh/200906/#pg67

 

 

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