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leed
08-13-2007, 06:33 PM
Well, I got bored, and followed an instructional on how to empty out a Lightbulb..

And well, I did it fine. But now I'm at a loss as to what to do with it. I'm considering using it as an uber small fish tank.

It looks like this:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/147303444_64f90ee8d4_o.jpg

Except it's the bigger ones, the Vanity bulbs you usually find in your bathroom atop your mirror.

With the fish tank, bowl, rather, the only thing I'd be afraid of is getting the fish in the bulb in the first place (the opening is the same as a normal light bulb, between a dime and pennies diameter, and then if the fish gets too big for the bulb opening and the bulb.

Yup, offer ideas.

oldironmudder
08-13-2007, 06:35 PM
Buy small fish & feed it well. Or get those little shrimp thingys.

Team Ramrod
08-13-2007, 06:39 PM
crush it and spread it in front of your door so those pesky ninjas can't sneak in :dodgy:

Ace24
08-13-2007, 06:41 PM
Put one of those mini boats in it that they put in bottles (that you have to set up inside of it with pliers) and amaze your friends! Heh...

...or uh... fishies work I guess?

HelpDeskHustler
08-13-2007, 06:45 PM
you should have lightly drilled a hole in the bulb, then plugged it in to have teh massive flash. (disclaimer: you are retarded if you screw something up, don't sue me)

leed
08-13-2007, 07:05 PM
I think I'm going to end up putting two Zebra fish in it.

Unless someone has a better, logical idea...

Paradox313
08-13-2007, 07:36 PM
Gun powder:D

I like the fishy idea.

Tito=PBL
08-13-2007, 07:46 PM
i think it would be cool to have the boat in the bottle thing.
but then the gunpowder sound fun! :D

Taillo
08-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Chemicals in the light bulb crafting process will kill the fishes, clean it well if you want this to work.. and you can check out in petshops if you can buy the fishes when thay are babies, they will grow inside the bulb and people will greet you for inventing the bonzai fish.

TimVanNormal
08-13-2007, 07:56 PM
I say ram some mini tnts, firecrackers whatever in it, light and throw as far as you can. Video record it and dont sue me for the idea.

leed
08-13-2007, 07:56 PM
Chemicals in the light bulb crafting process will kill the fishes, clean it well if you want this to work.. and you can check out in petshops if you can buy the fishes when thay are babies, they will grow inside the bulb and people will greet you for inventing the bonzai fish.

Well way to rain on my parade. But since the world hates me, the light bulb broke (the metal part came off). I may try it again, with a clear light bulb so there aren't any dangerous coatings. I know someone did this with Ghost shrimp (started out with the white powder coating the inside), and as far as I know, it's fine.

HelpDeskHustler
08-13-2007, 07:56 PM
most lightbulbs have some argon embedded in the glass from when they make the bulb with inert gas (argon wont be burnin)

leed
08-15-2007, 10:18 AM
I made another one -_-

oldironmudder
08-15-2007, 10:26 AM
fish or those clear shrimps man

leed
08-15-2007, 10:54 AM
Hrm.. I think I may be forced to go with teh ugly shrimpz. The only fish I can find are Zebra-fish, but it's kind of mean to put two in such a small area, especially if they're lively fish.

oldironmudder
08-15-2007, 12:21 PM
if you could find a turtle like my sister has, dont remember what kind, small enough it would work b/c they grow with the habitat.

Like HiPo, her big turtle, was the size of a half dollar when she got it & I fed it high protein dog food for a week & it got BIG FAST. Want a pic?

UKwithPride
08-15-2007, 12:55 PM
Sea Monkeys!!!!!!!

xtraking
08-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Those zebras will die very fast haha.

newkid
08-15-2007, 02:36 PM
Sea Monkeys!!!!!!!
beat me to it!

leed
08-15-2007, 08:19 PM
I considered monks of teh sea but they are teh ughz.

Ace24
08-15-2007, 08:21 PM
You could always pee in it and sell it to some drunk saying it's the purest of all whiskey. That they have to sell it in lightbulbs because of it's power.

leed
08-15-2007, 10:45 PM
That sounds like a good idea, lawl. But the lightbulb is bad, because if the hobo takes a swig, he immediately has a powerful weapon. 1. Lightbulb = glass. 2. Lightbulb has urine in it = gross.

Paintballadict18
08-16-2007, 12:06 AM
thats why u run

leed
08-16-2007, 04:16 AM
So I think this is the plan:

Buy a tetra, put it in this fishbulb, see how it does over a few days, if it looks bad upset and dying, I will move it into a bigger tank (I have a 60 gallon -- or is it 40?) and just start another collection of fish as the tank has been empty for at least two years.

leed
08-16-2007, 04:17 AM
So I think this is the plan:

Buy a tetra, put it in this fishbulb, see how it does over a few days, if it looks bad upset and dying, I will move it into a bigger tank (I have a 60 gallon -- or is it 40?) and just start another collection of fish as the tank has been empty for at least two years.