So I have been reading for some time about the positive physical and mental health aspects to having an aquarium. I certainly enjoy mine both at home and at the office. I run a juvenile detention center in Florida and would love to study the impact of saltwater aquariums on the behavior of juveniles. Like any facility for youth having delinquency issues we have our share of aggression and fights. Not many but some. I would love to see if by placing a saltwater aquarium and have youth help to take care of it if we would see decreases in negative behaviors.
Does anyone know of any organizations that may be willing to sponsor/donate the equipment to run such a study? Nothing elaborate of course. I don't want to offend any of the freshwater hobbyists out there but there is something very appealing and exotic about saltwater tanks that draw in kids.
As I stated in my title perhaps this is the wrong place for this thread. If so, thank you moderators for moving me in the right direction.