Aquarium Essays

  • My Aquarium

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    My Aquarium The place I decided to do my paper on is located in the living room of my family’s house. It is a one hundred gallon aquarium. The reason I chose this as the topic of my paper is that all kingdoms are present except for Plantae in it and it is its own ecosystem. Before I go in detail about the organisms in the aquarium, I would like to mention the accessories that make this aquarium a stable environment and allow the organisms to grow happily. The temperature needs to mimic

  • Aquariums Essay

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    When one says aquariums must people automatically think of the standard 24” x 12” x 12” rectangular tank that may exist have in a living room or dining room. But the matter of the fact is that aquariums are more than just a couple of fishes in a glass box. Aquariums have been around since 50 AD. The romans were the first to introduce glass panes, making it easier to view the fish. They would keep small tanks made of marble under their guest’s beds before the glass panes were introduced. Around 1369

  • Maintaining Marine Reef Aquarium

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    Maintaining Marine Reef Aquarium Important Aspects in Maintaining a Marine Reef Aquarium There is something fascinating and relaxing in having an aquarium in a home. Like a fireplace’s warm glow and bright colors, the colors that are emitted from an aquarium can be just as warm and even more colorful. From the slow and graceful movement of the fish to the frantic feeding frenzy, an aquarium is different each time it is viewed. Although a freshwater tank can be full or color, it does not

  • Diversity Programs at the New England Aquarium

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    In the case of “Diversity Programs at the New England Aquarium”, all four frames – structural, human resources, political, and symbolic— show a different perspective of the underlying management issues surrounding the New England Aquarium. The issues that surround the structural frame are based around the aquarium’s goals and mission, as well as the actual organizational structure and coordination. The human resource frame will be used to view the relationships and balance between the needs of the

  • Personal Narrative: Volunteering At The Georgia Aquarium

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    Has it really been a year? Yes in fact it has! I can't believe that today marks a year since I was walking into orientation for volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium. If you would have told me that I would be able to memorize facts on all of our mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and Georgia Aquarium itself, I would have said you were crazy and that there was NO way possible. It's been a wild ride so far but at the start of this whole experience, I didn't know what to expect and to be honest

  • Setting up a Fish Tank

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    from a local pet store. Treating tap water is only part of the set up process in a new tank. Once your tank is full of treated water you must cycle your tank. Cycling a new tank is the process in which the nitrogen cycle is established in a new aquarium. It is crucial that a new tank is cycled properly in order to keep the fish in a non-toxic environment. The purpose of cycling a new tank is to establish beneficial bacteria that convert toxic elements into nontoxic elements. In order for the cycle

  • Aquascape Essay

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    that focuses on making underwater landscapes in an aquarium. It sounds a little difficult but after getting used to it, you will be able to make stunning underwater landscapes that could catch the attentions of any person’s eyes. You just have to focus on little details and the basics to advance in aquascaping. The following tips should be helpful for you in aquascaping an aquarium: The Basic Factors: The light on aquarium: Lighting of the aquarium is very important for various reasons. The most prominent

  • Julio Cortazar's Axolotl Misidentified as Magical Realism

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    elements also exist in "Axolotl". The main character visits "the aquarium at the Jardin des Plantes", which is a zoo, to see the axolotls (11). The boy also talks about seeing lions and panthers. The same guard took the boy's ticket every day that he went to the aquarium. Throughout the story, the reader comes across several things that he or she will question. In the beginning of the story, a young boy goes to the aquarium to see the axolotls. He soon becomes obsessed with them and goes everyday

  • Goldfish Essay

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    The Pet Charity guide to caring for your GOLDFISH Goldfish are typically trouble-free pets for all the family to enjoy. Goldfish are one of the easiest of all fish to keep, but if they are to be kept in an aquarium you must remember that they are totally dependent on you for their welfare. A well cared for goldfish can live for eight years or longer. There are many varieties to choose from ranging from the common goldfish to varieties such as Comets, Fantails, Orandas, Lionheads, Shubunkins and

  • Zebrafish Case Study

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    About half of the fish species live in groups at some point in their life cycle (Pitcher, 1998; Shaw, 1978). Fish living in social groups can gain significant foraging and anti-predator advantages, but living in a group also carries a cost, so fish constantly perform a risk-balancing trade-off and decide to stay, leave or join with other fish effect (for a review, see Krause & Ruxton, 2002; and Pitcher & Parrish, 1993). The advantages of living in a group include the dilution effect,

  • Fresh Water Turtles

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    you need to make sure you have an adequate home for it. If you decide to keep the turtle inside you need a large aquarium, no smaller than 20 gallons and if you have a baby turtle this will allow a little more room for growth so it will last you a bit longer than a smaller aquarium would. Filters are needed for this aquarium so you do not have to clean it out every day. A clean aquarium is very important for the turtle’s health. Water turtles like to bask out of the water in the sun or under an Ultraviolet

  • Pool Scenes in The Graduate

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    the symbol of the recent college-graduate?s internal struggle with decisions regarding his future. Key scenes involving the swimming pool and the related aquarium in Ben?s room chronicle the evolution of his transition from adolescents into adulthood. The opening scene of the movie in which Ben?s face is visible through the glass of his aquarium tank demonstrates his role as an adolescent upon arriving home from college. This is, however, only recognizable in a later scene taking place at the party

  • Are Coral Reefs in Danger?

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    destruction to the coral reefs from these natural disasters is minimal compared to the dangers caused by man. Man-made destruction has a much wider impact on the health of the coral reefs. This destruction includes over-fishing, damage from anchors, aquarium industry, overgrowth of seaweed, and being smothered by sediments. Are Coral Reefs in Danger? Located in tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide priceless resources to both human and marine life. They exist in an area about 30 degrees on either

  • Informative Essay On Blobfish

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    a flat, scaly creature with two beady eyes on each side of its head, right? Well, there is a fish that looks nothing like that, but rather looks like a big blob of Jello. We have all been to the zoo or an aquarium and seen all the different types of fish, but this one isn’t in zoos or aquariums. When you see a picture of a Blobfish, it looks like a blob, (hence the name), but most people misinterpret that appearance, because it doesn’t really look like that at all. In its natural habitat, it looks

  • Aquarium Essay

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    Science in the Aquarium Maintaining an aquarium is a difficult task because of all the various sciences involved in keeping an aquarium safe for both plants and aquatic creatures to live in. An aquarium will fail without the proper balances between chemicals, fish, and plants. To find the balances between chemicals and bacteria, a lot of research and hard work is needed. Background The earliest known aquariums were cared for by the Sumerians. The Sumerians kept fish inside artificial ponds over

  • Two Categories of Organisms: Poikilotherms and Homeotherms

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    INTRODUCTION Every living organism has a metabolism. Metabolism is the sum of the chemical reactions in one’s body, including both anabolic and catabolic processes (Pfleugal, 2014). These processes require energy that is obtained through the organism’s respiration. Because an organism’s respiration is linked to its energy consumption, researchers can observe changes in the metabolism of organisms by looking at their respiration rates. It is possible to measure respiration by looking at either the

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Rainbow Fish

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    I used to love fish. Ever since I was a toddler I loved everything fish themed! ‘Rainbow Fish’, by Marcus Pfister, was one of my favorite children’s books and I even had a lot of Rainbow fish themed stuffed animals and toys. “Mom, can you read me Rainbow Fish again?” I said while I layed on my stomach with my face down on the pillow. “Ok Sweetie.”, My mom said with a smile on her face, probably for the 5th time that night. One of my favorite movies as a child was Finding Nemo. I had to have sat down

  • Aaron: A Fictional Narrative

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    Aaron lived in San Francisco with his two parents and his older brother. For most people this was as good as it could get having two successful parents, but Aaron felt disconnected from his parents. It didn’t matter that they provided for him. “How were your days?” asked their father. “It was good,” said Gerold as he put down his football pads, “Our coach wasn’t at practice so I ran it myself. It was fun because I like being the captain” “What about you, Aaron?” “Fine.” said Aaron

  • Analysis: Joe Science Vs. The Water Heater

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    Thermodynamics is essentially how heat energy transfers from one substance to another. In “Joe Science vs. the Water Heater,” the temperature of water in a water heater must be found without measuring the water directly from the water heater. This problem was translated to the lab by providing heated water, fish bowl thermometers, styrofoam cups, and all other instruments found in the lab. The thermometer only reaches 45 degrees celsius; therefore, thermodynamic equations need to be applied in

  • Persuasive Essay About Ladybugs

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    After lots of research, here are the options. All of these don’t need big cages or terrariums, and you can pick one according to preference. However, some of them are bad options, so it is best to steer clear. I hope you find this research useful. A ladybug is a good option for a classroom pet. In the wild, ladybugs eat aphids, which aren’t that hard to find, considering that the plants they eat are very popular for gardeners. A ladybug is easy to feed, and “it will eat what it needs.”2 Since it