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Old 04-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #46
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That tank looks great but darters will jump out of any open top tank .
Hrm. I will have to put them back in the wild if that ends up being true. I've played with them many times and never had one jump, even when cornered though.

It will be a few weeks before any fish go in here. Everything needs to settle and establish a little bit.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #47
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The tank is clearing up well.

Here's a tank shot


Here's some mayfly nymphs. There are several of these in here, they swim around a lot and look really cool.


Here's a mayfly that just transitioned to its adult form. He will most likely be fed to the toad if I decide to go over and catch him.



There are tons of other tiny things in the muck, as well as a few young crawdads. They're hard to catch a good photo of though, so I'll have to get them later.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #48
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You're go a wake up to a big old dragon fly flying around your room lol. But very cool tank.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #49
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Hrm. I will have to put them back in the wild if that ends up being true. I've played with them many times and never had one jump, even when cornered though.

It will be a few weeks before any fish go in here. Everything needs to settle and establish a little bit.

I had brown ,mud, swamp and orange throat and al jumpers but maybe not all types jump.


Have you considered orange spotted or dollar sunfish , your tank would be great for either one.
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anyone else terrified of the tank breaking since it isnt fully supported by that stand?

great looking tank otherwise. love the natural appearance
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #51
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Yeah. None of the four corners are supported. I worry that it's only a matter of time before this thing explodes all over the place. But it's a beautiful time bomb!
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Love the naturalness. And I wouldn't worry about the very ends not being supported. Most professionally built stand only support the outer rim and none of the center; Glass is amazingly strong.
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Tanks are built to be supported by the four corners. Beyond that tidbit, I don't know what kind of physics are at work here. Hopefully it won't be a problem!
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I would prefer a stand that supports the tank fully. I plan to build one at some point in the near future. Most likely the day after this fails completely and ruins my floors.

That being said, the glass is nearly a half inch thick. The tiny overhang should be fine.

I wasn't excited about fish till I got it all together and the water cleared up. Now I would love to have bluegill or something but they get too big.

I'll check out those orange spotted and dollar sunfish.

I also need to remove the water lettuce, it isn't native to here. I'll pull it out when I find some local floaters to replace it.
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Tanks are built to be supported by the four corners. Beyond that tidbit, I don't know what kind of physics are at work here. Hopefully it won't be a problem!
tanks without a rim require support throughout the entire base.

rimmed tanks should be supported along the rim. i think you'd have issues if you only supported a tank at the four corners. ultimately though, the weight is transferred to the four corners.
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I would prefer a stand that supports the tank fully. I plan to build one at some point in the near future. Most likely the day after this fails completely and ruins my floors.

That being said, the glass is nearly a half inch thick. The tiny overhang should be fine.

I wasn't excited about fish till I got it all together and the water cleared up. Now I would love to have bluegill or something but they get too big.

I'll check out those orange spotted and dollar sunfish.

I also need to remove the water lettuce, it isn't native to here. I'll pull it out when I find some local floaters to replace it.
you're right that it will probably be fine, but you do have a lot of weight in there. I'd have rather seen some patience and a proper stand first but i'll let it slide for now

how did you go about collecting everything?
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I have either a rainbow or greenside darter I picked up from an LFS (PetSmiths, no longer open) and it does VERY well in my 44 gallon corner tank (covered). It's got a power head with a fair amount of current, rocks but he really likes to climb around in the Brazilian Pennywort I have at the top of the tank (wrapped around a sycamore branch) because he has figured out that is where much of the food ends up. Really fun guy to watch and attractive as well. Only about 2 and 1/2 inches at the moment.
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how did you go about collecting everything?
First, he filled out all the necessary paper work for collecting from his local DNR, etc.

Then, he caughtz dem.

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First, he filled out all the necessary paper work for collecting from his local DNR, etc.

Then, he caughtz dem.

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Hahaha. Exactly. And never say otherwise.

I paid $5k for my local permits...; live capture permit, live transport permit, native species exhibition permit, aquaculture permit, and fees for a government inspection of my "aquaculture facilities". The netting is the easy part

Hope your state is a bit more lenient
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Really cool so far I look forward to the progression
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