satellite aquariums and spinoffs

Jan 29, 2020
I've figured the basis for healthy aquarium ecosystems. Creatures like corals to live in. Tropical polyp corals use more energy than do cold water ones.
Glass corals are strong and would comprise objects bigger than a table; a tunnel to walk through. Silicon chemistry. Vent chemistry is translucent at best so not striking.
The near-term winner is Coralline algae. It uses light and water chemicals to fix coral. It has an interior within its main cell wall of slow growing grains in a matrix. The primary cell wall extrudes strands. Water chemicals affix on the strands provided the algae is oozing pectin. This is a growth spurt regime. The idea is to maximize this growth spurt regime. Weaker corals will be okay at lesser g and weaker creatures. Stronger g and creatures suggest Glass Sponge Reefs. The algae adapted to freshwater and this can be attempted for all species to diversify Earth limestone river basins.
A rotating cross satellite with sapphire aquariums would test different g's. Chemical filtering would be needed to test one on an ice moon. Enceladus would be stable whereas the Jovian big 3 would likely ice heave due to gravity.
Two spinoffs are dental research, possibly skeletal research. As well as eventually leading to a manned sapphire shelled rotating habitat. Nothing toxic for flora or fauna unless for medical research. JAXA's cam surely has too much coreolis effect for shrimps, but okay a diameter for sub-mm crustaceans. A big health spinoff is less space-adaptable land animal health sensors.
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