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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Evidence of ancient Roman ship that carried a live fish tank

Interesting fish keeping history tidbit:

http://aquascaperz.com/2011/06/09/ev...ive-fish-tank/

It always amazes me how people kept fish before mass production. They were the ultimate DIYers.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 10:25 PM
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That is pretty neat! Although i find it hard to believe how people looking at this photo could tell that! lol

Interesting little article. ^^

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Yea...interesting they are saying all this because of a hole. No tank or pump to be found.

Very cool either way though, I would love to read/hear/see more on this story.
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That is pretty cool, I wonder what the handling abilities of the ship were like with the aquarium...considering they more than likely just had sail or manpower/oars? I wonder if this ship was a prototype?

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Got pretty far out into the ocean for a prototype haha...but maybe it was the test run.
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Got pretty far out into the ocean for a prototype haha...but maybe it was the test run.
Awwww yeah that may have been the case

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There are a couple more pics and some CAD mockups of the tank/pump mechanism here: http://news.discovery.com/history/ro...os-110603.html.


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Mmmmmmm, that design with the live well on top of the boat, could have potentially destabilized the boat may be....especially if it was rolling in the swell....but without knowing the depth of the boat...its hard to know what effect this had if any at all....its an interesting concept...

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Says in the article that it would "not" have caused stability problems.

Maybe they were as wrong as the Romans who thought the same thing! Ha jk.

Thanks for the additional info...pretty sweet.

Wonder if you can catch any of this on youtube?
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Says in the article that it would "not" have caused stability problems.

Maybe they were as wrong as the Romans who thought the same thing! Ha jk.

Thanks for the additional info...pretty sweet.

Wonder if you can catch any of this on youtube?
I must have missed that part in the article.......opps...I do remember that the boat was packed with amphora....so that would of aided the stability of the boat...any way I shall drop this now lol...

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