Period G: How can we make A sustainable indoor ecosystem (Materials,…
Period G: How can we make A sustainable indoor ecosystem
What do we need to know about plants and animals
Will we have to use plants and animals or just one?
What animals will eat this plant to survive
what type of water would we use
What materials will we need to build it?
what would the tank be made out of
would the tank be able to contain heat
I think we will need a glass container so that we will be able to watch the animal and the 10 heads of lettuce.
What animals can we use?
What are animals that we can use to interact positivly
What can we add in that will be consumed
We can use fish, a bunny, a lizard or an animal that would not consume 10 heads of lettuce quickly.
Should we use Land animals or Aquatic animals in this project?
tetra gold fish kit:20 gallon tank,one LED hood,one tetra mini UL heater,one tetra whisper 20 filter,one GLOfish 13" LED light stick,three GLOfish plants,one GLOfish yellow anemone.Demensions:24.2Lx12.4Wx16.7". $124 AMAZON
Could we use fish?
how will we transfer the left over water from the plants to the animals or the other way around?
is there a limit on the size of the organisms that we are going to have in our ecosystem?
How big a container can we build for the animals?
The size of the container depends on what animal we will get. If we get a fish , we will need a small fish tank. If we get a dog or a cat, we would need a bigger cage. We also need to remember that we need to include at least 10 heads of lettuce. So, if we get a fish we would need space for the fish and at least 10 heads of lettuce.
Will we use a filter to clean the water
How do we create a miniature food chain?
What will we give the animals to eat?
What are the steps we need to take to
start on the ecosystem, first steps?
I think that the first step was to plant the seeds. The second step would be to decide what animal we should use. The third step would be to buy the materials we need to create our container. The last step would be to make our container strong and large enough for the animal and 10 heads of lettuce.
how can the plants thrive in an environment without nutrients from soil
How will the plants get water?
How much water should the plants get and how often?
I think the plants could get water by using overhead sprinklers.
Sprinklers could drown with too much water and could die of dehydration from lack of water. We should install a timer to water the lettuce with the perfect amount
what kind of animals do we need? K. King
what will animals need to survive?
What shape should the shelter be?
What would be a good temperature for the animals?
How will we feed the animals?
The food the animals would eat would depend on the animal. If we got a carnivore it would not survive on just the lettuce. It would need meat of some sort.
Do we have a certain square foot for the animals
what will we do with the animals after
Materials - Luke Moriarty
Tetra 20 gallon aquarium kit - Found On Amazon//Price - 109$
Nicrew aquarium light - found on amazon//Price - 19.99$
Portable water pump - found on amazon// price - 48.99$
Normal sponge - found on amazon// price - 11.81$
If an animal dies, how will it affect the plants? -Luke
If an animal does die, the plants will get less nutrients because it is giving less of the nutrients -Luke
How long will it take to make a self sustaining indoor ecosystem?
What are the different population ratios
What type of balance between plants and animals will we have to have.
Materials to Buy!
Tank - Springworks MicroFarm; 10 - 15 gallons
This is the right size for the fish.
Aquarium water filter 29.99 chuwwyy. Com
Source one LLC 1/8 in thick 12 by 12 in Acylic Plexiglass Sheet
Neon Tetra Fish - Tetra Glow Fish Kit
Bio Dome Refill Sponges connor graham
Red and Blue Lights
Purple are best lights, give off the best wave length Red is the worst wave length for plants. So ultraviolet lights should be the best light to use for the lettuce
Fish tubing to transport water
PENN PLAX Standard Airline Tubing Air Pump Accessories, 8-Feet $3.97
Top Fin Premium Aquarium Gravel, Multicolored,$16.99
Automatic Water Timer, Planted Perfect, $18.99
Jebao PP300LV Water Pump 40GPH, $7.49
Kollar craft aqualifter vacume/pump 14.99$
Tetra Whisper Air Pump $15.76 Chewy.com
MistKing Ultimate Value Misting System v4.0 $229.00
Algae: Food for Freshwater Invertebrates, Living $31.50
vestil adjustable perimeter. Guard panel 67.99$ Northerntool.com
225 LED Hydroponic Ultrathin Grow Light Panel Indoor Garden Plant Blue Red Lamp $20.59
19 in. x 6 in. Stealth-RO100 Reverse Osmosis Filtration System $179.57
exotic pebbles, Amazon, $8, (5 pounds)
Materials, Jack M
Melnor Fourzone Water Timer(7.9X3.1X4 in,)($39.98)(Home Depot)
Portable Sprinkler : System(18 feet)($19.99)(bulbhead.com)
Stainless Flattened Expanded Sheet (12.5x18 in.)($8.54)(onlinemetals.com)
Water Source Portable Transfer Water Pump (9.5x9.5x6 in.)($69.99)(northertools.org)
Oval Poly Sponges (5x3x2 in.)($1.49)(Blick Art Materials)
2 crown pearlscale goldfish (8cm)($6.99)(liveaquaria.com)
Deep Blue Professional ADB11005 Standard Aquarium Tank (16x8x10 in.)(Amazon)
Tetra Whisper Internal Power Filter with BioScrubber for Aquariums