Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #41
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCrazyFishLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,942
Alright, so I got my e-mail back and was pleasantly surprised.

He said that this was not an odd inquiry at all, that he has done many pet fish. He actually owns aquariums and even has a flowerhorn.

It would not be difficult at all and would be similar to a sunfish. The pricing starts at $225 for him and goes up with size and added things.

I'm glad this got cleared and I was pretty sure that I'm not the only fish-keeper that has thought of this. There are plenty of people crazy in love enough to want their fish around forever.
__________________

__________________
55gPLANTED:Rainbows/Loaches/Garras|30gVIV:Crestie|20gL:Leos|10g:Pearl Fighter|5g:Betta|5gChi:Spark Gourami/Badis|5g:ADF|2.5g:Betta|2.5g:Betta|
TheCrazyFishLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hobgob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,893
The resin mold idea sounds pretty sweet to me. I would probably end up doing it if I could find somewhere
__________________

__________________
Hobgob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #43
Daphnia are People Too.
Community Moderator
 
absolutangel04's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 8,876
Where would I even find a resin mold? I am not so sure that I would put fish in it, but it would be awesome to put some bugs I have kept in it. I like to keep praying mantises, but they only live about a year grand total.
__________________
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but thankfully they both led to fish stores.
absolutangel04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 12:03 AM   #44
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
glassbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 449
I do a lot with resin. You can't put anything in resin that is even remotely wet, not even damp. The resin won't cure well, and the item will rot. If you can dry the fish first (maybe using silica "gel", which is really sand) then it MIGHT work. But it has to be bone dry, all the way thru.

I have a large collection of resin molds, but my primary supplier recently retired so I can't give you a link. Check out local craft stores, or google it.
__________________
glassbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 01:13 AM   #45
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
adeebm's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Woodbury, MN
Posts: 909
Quote:
Originally Posted by glassbird View Post
I do a lot with resin. You can't put anything in resin that is even remotely wet, not even damp. The resin won't cure well, and the item will rot. If you can dry the fish first (maybe using silica "gel", which is really sand) then it MIGHT work. But it has to be bone dry, all the way thru.

I have a large collection of resin molds, but my primary supplier recently retired so I can't give you a link. Check out local craft stores, or google it.
Silica gel is sodium silicate, just so you know. It absorbs water. Sand is silicon dioxide, and does not absorb water.

If you leave fish out overnight, they do dry out fairly well(I know from experience, I've had fish jump out before...). That and a little extra drying might be enough for them to be resin coated.

--Adeeb
__________________
My tanks: 46gal Amazon - 55gal Crabitat - 28gal SW - 29g Vampire Terrarium
My Fiddler Crab Site
Shave the Whales!
adeebm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 01:17 AM   #46
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
MrPillow's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corpus Christ, TX
Posts: 396
Borax is extremely effective at drying out fish carcasses. Used it all the time when performing skin mounts, especially of oily species.
__________________
MrPillow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 02:43 AM   #47
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCrazyFishLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,942
Yea, you can pick up a variety of things to create a mold at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joanna's, etc. Or you can look up a recipe online.

I would dry the fish out between glass plates to get them a good flat piece instead of the curling up that they tend to do.
__________________
55gPLANTED:Rainbows/Loaches/Garras|30gVIV:Crestie|20gL:Leos|10g:Pearl Fighter|5g:Betta|5gChi:Spark Gourami/Badis|5g:ADF|2.5g:Betta|2.5g:Betta|
TheCrazyFishLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 05:37 AM   #48
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
joejeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 620
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCrazyFishLady View Post
Yea, you can pick up a variety of things to create a mold at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joanna's, etc. Or you can look up a recipe online.

I would dry the fish out between glass plates to get them a good flat piece instead of the curling up that they tend to do.
wow... that sounds hard core... i think i will hit up a pro if i decide to go that route... but hopefully it never happens... my fish will live forever
__________________
joejeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 07:19 AM   #49
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
I get the idea of burning the deceased fish, but what happens if the smell makes you hungry?
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #50
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tmfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pocono's Pennsylvania
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetajockey View Post
I get the idea of burning the deceased fish, but what happens if the smell makes you hungry?
Then you know to pan fry the next one.
__________________

__________________
tmfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dead, dead fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 09:41 AM
heater help! dead fish tarpon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 10-22-2011 12:27 PM
Dead fish! Chris22 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 10-10-2011 08:41 AM
HELP!!! --- Cloudy tank & dead fish lyn54 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 08-17-2011 09:45 PM
PWC and Prime Mumma.of.two Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 75 08-12-2011 01:50 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.