NOTE FROM LEAH (THE CRAFTSTER ADMIN): When choosing a vessel to keep fish in, please be absolutely sure you investigate whether it is large enough and whether it really is safe for that type of fish!!
UPDATE - READ BELOW
Hey all, just thought I would show you the newest member of my family...
I give you Izmir:
Only took about an hour to do and about $5 at walmart, including fish. Turned on lava lamp and waited for it to turn into liquid, then i poured out the lava and other substances unknown to me... then i cleaned it out really really good and let it cool before putting the rocks and water in. Drilled a few holes in the top of the plastic cap to let air in (he does go up for air sometimes). The cap just sits on top so I can just lift it up and feed him. Cut of the cord, but I'm currently coming up with a way of rigging an LED light in there so it can light up at night and i can see my little buddy and not feel so lonely in my dorm room. The only down side is its a pain to clean, takes about 10 mins and you have to dump him in a bowl and then pick him up w/ your hand and put him in the hole in the lava lamp. Let me know your thoughts or ideas!
due to circumstances other than the whole fish cruelty debate, Izmir is no longer living in a small urban loft (lava lamp), but rather a standard college sized apartment (3 gallon aquarium)... I have other ideas to use the lava lamp for, so he had to get moving... it also easier to clean, and it makes the fish lovers happy... so in the end, it all works out.
by the way, the tank was $1 at a thrift store... it was covered in fish grime, but i cleaned it up pretty nicely...