Lego in a fish tank?

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Do you think using Lego in an aquarium would be super tacky?

  • Yes

    Votes: 29 54.7%
  • No

    Votes: 24 45.3%

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MikenDanielle

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I don't know why but for some reason the thought of building different structures out of Lego for use in an aquarium popped into my head... I checked it out and could not find any photos, but according to the people at Lego it is totally safe to do....

7) Is LEGO® safe in an aquarium for both the fish inhabitants and LEGO®?
After consultation with The Lego Company, it is indeed safe for all concerned. LEGO® is comprised of a very stable inert hard plastic and will therefore not breakdown in an aquarium environment.

http://www.vlc.ca/faq.php


This could put a whole new spin on the DIY world.
 

DaisyTattoo

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Yes, they would float. But, if you can mange to weigh them down somehow, it wouldnt be a problem. Might be ugly...but not a problem ;)
 

Kyohti

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Sounds interesting enough. Especially if you added super-colorful critters like apple snails and glofish. I'd have to actually see a tank with this in it, though, to believe it.
 

MikenDanielle

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WOW... I found soemthign that would be neat to see.. but still... no pics.. apparantly at one of the LegoLands (LegoLand Billund) they are constructing a massive, and I mean massive aquarium.. here are some quick facts form the pdf press release:

Facts About Atlantis At LegoLand

Atlantis contains approxomitly 600,000 liters of water.

Every hour the water is re-circulated, which works out to 10,000 liters a minute.

20,000 Tonnes of salt were used to make the aquarium saltwater.

It contains 4 lego submarines, 15 lego divers and a skeleton. The fivers are 90cm's tall and the largest submarine is 4.5 meters long.

In all 230,000 lefo blocks were used in the aquarium.

Cost - $3.4 Million Euro's

Opened up March 31, 2007

Here's the full pdf is anyone wants to read it:
http://www.legoland.dk/NR/rdonlyres/1787EAE1-0D31-456B-9F61-E69AC43EC217/0/AtlantisENG.pdf
 

OgreMkV

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If you assembled the structures underwater, you wouldn't have the trapped air bubbles (as much).

I think it would be neat to build a whole LEGO city in a 55g and then put fish around it. Atlantis indeed.
 

IceH2O

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I've seen Lego built decorations in a tank thread but I can't find it anywhere. It looks somewhat cool and tacky at the same time. But definitely unique.
 

Rbishop

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tacky...but artsy...
 

THEJRC

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tacky depends on the setup, consider a tank near or in a nursery, in the lobby of a family practice doctor, or for some of the bigger kids like myself who happen to have a ton of lego's. I've got a shelf full of lego builds that I've done in the back room (where I build my legos with my nephews). I think it'd be a perfect addition!

go a step further and find a way to build framing and hood out of lego thus making it an honest to goodness "lego tank".
 
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