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One of a kind plastic fish tank where you can attach LEGO to a rim along the top, inside and underneath.

One of a kind plastic fish tank where you can attach LEGO to a rim along the top, inside and underneath. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 14, 2013.

About this project

Press

"Create Fish Tank Landscapes!" -

"Fun and Affordable!"- 

"Decorate and Easily re-decorate!"

"Cool Idea! you could also Just fill it with water and let your kids play in it."

"WOW!! That is an amazing idea. Way to go. Ill definitely get one when they are available."

-Comments from article on The Brick Blogger

So what is Fishspace?

So were you a kid once? Of course! Well that's awesome because this product is for kids and anyone young at heart

FIshspace is the first fish tank of its kind where you can attach toy building bricks such as LEGO or Megabloks to a rim along the top, inside and underneath to create a scene for your pet fish. 

Here at Fishspace we wanted to create a toy that would encourage people to adopt pet fish, and have fun while doing it. As you can see you can build anything you want. 

Boys:

 Girls:

 Maybe cats? (We suggest covering the tank in the event of)

Catalogue

Refer a Friend and Save up to 50%!

Do you like sharing internet finds with friends and family? Than try our share program! 

How To: Step 1: E-mail the Kickstarter link to your closest friends and family. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/210938604/fishspace-create-your-own-fish-place

Step 2: Verify you have done so by copy and pasting their address into a new one and e-mail to updates@fishspace.ca Also let us know you are pledging for a fish tank. Disclaimer: We promise not to e-mail your contacts! This is just so we know you have shared us. :)

Step 3: Calculate how much you save: 

-Refer 15 friends and save 15% (ex: 15% off $48.00 is $40.00)

-Refer 15-25 friends and save 25% 

-Refer 25+ and save 50% 

-Step 4: Click on Manage Your Pledge:

Step 5: Enter your new amount. Ex: 15% off the $48.00 pledge amount is $40.00

Step 2, repeated: Let us know in your e-mail that you want a Fishspace tank, other wise we may think it's a donation.

But What about the fish? Is this for them?

Of Course! Fish thrive in a stimulating, bright environment so Fishspace will help you keep a happy, health fish. Fishspace is the largest Fish Tank under $30.00, it is 2 gallons in size. This gives you plenty of room for bricks, and the fish plenty of swimming room. 

Support:

Fishspace is not alone in this venture. We would like to thank the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) for their support in developing this business plan. They have provided excellent mentoring and financial support!

Can Fishspace Deliver?

Of course we can! As outlined in the Risks and Challenges section, we will strive to meet our January 2014 deadline. In order to achieve funding from CYBF, we had to prove that we could. 

Design

Large Volume:

Fishspace's large, 2 gallon size provides you with plenty of room for bricks and plenty of swimming room for your fish

The World's First BPA free Fish Tank

We drink from BPA free containers, why not keep our fish safe too

Testing

Fishspace was tested for months with a Betta Fish to ensure Fishspace was a healthy environment for the fish. 

Fishspace's tester (Betta Tester), Lieutenant Shiny Sides loves Extreme Makeover, now he can't stop renovating.

Contest

Want a chance to win some free LEGO ? for your Fishspace tank? Of course! Click Below:

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Further Information:  

So if you can't wait to get your hands on a Fishspace tank and January won't come fast enough, then head on over to "Pledge". For eveyone who thoroughly ponders Kickstarter projects, I suggest you read into Fishspace, and you will see we have a well thought out business plan, and this next part summarizes it for you - we don't expect anyone to read all 46 pages!

Executive Summary:

Def: Summary of a business plan. 

Fishspace is currently a one product company registered in Nova Scotia Canada, which intends to release further products after Fishspace. 

Currently we have obtained financing for some of the capital expenses: Patent fees, Prototype cost, a mold for the Injection Molded Tank (Called Tooling) and Marketing Expenses. 

Kickstarter will be used to pay for Inventory, which will buy enough tanks to keep Fishspace going for a year, estimated. Once the inventory is sold there will be enough revenue to buy more and continue business.

Fishspace will be manufactured over seas at a highly reputable manufacturer specializing in Injection Molding, then shipped to our warehouse in Lunenburg, N.S. 

After a sucessful Kickstarter campaign, Fishspace will be sold in Brick and Morter stores, online stores, catalogs, and of course - our own website: www.fishspace.ca

Due to extremely low operating expenses, Fishspace can remain in business even if sales slump. So if you ever desire another tank, or have a question we will always be here to help. 

Meanwhile we will develop new fish related products, and begin carrying accessories to help pet fish thrive! 

Business Location & Information

180 Victoria Road

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Name Registered as FISHSPACE 

G.S.T. # 824126932

U.S. Design Patent Pending

Risks and challenges

Delayed Delivery: Even though we have taken every precaution to ensure that Fishspace is ready to be produced, set backs happen. We will strive to ensure that Fishspace is delivered by it's promised date: January 2014

Unexpected Costs: Like finances for every start up, we are expecting the best and prepared for the worst. We obtained additional financing outside of CYBF through the Business Development Center (BDC) to ensure we had enough to get going!

Publicity: We need all the help spreading the word about Fishspace, if people don't know about our campaign, they cannot pledge. So spread the word!

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FAQ

  • We used a Betta Fish since they breathe from the air - you can use any fish that does not require a filtered tank.

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  • Not if the water is changed enough, we recommend at least once every two weeks. Treat Fishspace as if it is a regular Betta tank by keeping the water changed.

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  • No, the only issue is putting too many bricks in. Leave lots of swimming room for the fish, Fishspace is two gallons in size so there is room for both bricks and the fish

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  • Not in a million years. LEGO and Megabloks bricks are molded plastic, their colours are the pigment of the plastic. For all you interested in manufacturing they are Injection Molded ABS

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    Pledge $1 or more About $0.96 USD

    DONATION:
    Our forever gratitude and thank you card in the mail/ or e-mail, which ever you prefer
    We will gladly accept any amount as a donation, we estimate the most popular amount is $10-20 but of course it's up to you!

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    Pledge $40 or more About $38 USD

    THE FISHSPACE TANK! - CANADIAN SHIPPING:
    The one and only Fishspace tank and thank you card in the mail/ or e-mail, which ever you prefer

    SHIPPING: Included within Canada

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    Pledge $48 or more About $46 USD

    THE FISHSPACE TANK! - U.S SHIPPING:

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    THE FISHSPACE TANK! - U.K. & E.U. SHIPPING:

    The one and only Fishspace tank and thank you card in the mail/ or e-mail, which ever you prefer

    SHIPPING: Included within the United Kingdom and Europe

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    THE FISHSPACE TANK! - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

    The one and only Fishspace tank and thank you card in the mail/ or e-mail, which ever you prefer

    SHIPPING: Included worldwide.

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Funding period

- (35 days)