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Aquarium Ice Skating

This one's a no brainer.
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After reading a story about a ice skating rink in Japan that was under fire for freezing 5,000 fish in the ice for decorative effect it was obvious that the idea could be executed without killing the fish, but rather duplicating a natural frozen over lake.

The fish would swim under the layer of thick, clear ice that the skaters would skate on. As you skated you could look at the fish swimming below.

I'm quite sure you'll be seeing this at some point because there's not a single person that would read the article and not get this idea. (see link)

doctorremulac3, Nov 28 2016

How to NOT do this idea. https://www.yahoo.c...fish-055036744.html
[doctorremulac3, Nov 28 2016]


       I once read somewhere that if ice on a body of water was about 4 inches (10cm) thick, then it would reliably support any likely amount of weight placed on it (including elephants). The average skating rink has much thinner ice, but since the ice rests on a solid (most probably concrete), not liquid water, the thin-ness of that ice is not problematic. Anyway, for this Idea, the thickness of the ices is extremely important.
Vernon, Nov 28 2016

       I would hypothesize that it's much more expensive to monitor ice-over-water for appropriate thickness.
Voice, Nov 28 2016

       The idea is chilling ...   

       Ice-over-water - is that anything like VOIP ?
normzone, Nov 28 2016

       Icy what you did there [normzone]
Voice, Nov 28 2016

       Enough with the ice puns already - there's snow future in them.   

       To be fair to the Japanese, it was an incredibly brilliant idea, and the fish were food-rejects and already dead.   

       But they could, instead, do this with those frogs that can survive being frozen.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 28 2016

       Erm, Fukuoka* Aquarium pointed out, the actual fish were already dead, bought as a job-lot of fish otherwise to be dumped.   

       Seems like they didn't have a big budget as they just used photos of other sea creatures. Once the pics are in the ice, it's difficult to see if they are real or not.   

       * gesundheit.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 28 2016


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