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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 04:48 PM

Now this is an aquarium

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Reply Now this is an aquarium (Original post)
pbmus Dec 2016 OP
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2016 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2016 #2
MarkCross7 Dec 2016 #3
pbmus Dec 2016 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2016 #5
cab67 Dec 2016 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2016 #9
hopeforchange2008 Dec 2016 #12
localroger Dec 2016 #11
cab67 Dec 2016 #13
lunatica Dec 2016 #6
cab67 Dec 2016 #7
Auntie Bush Dec 2016 #10
Equinox Moon Dec 2016 #14

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 04:52 PM

1. Meh, I wouldn't want to clean that glass.

Just kidding. Channeling my mother. Lol.

Absolutely stunning.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 04:59 PM

2. Wow.......thank you. n/t

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:11 PM

3. It would be great if they had a live feed of tank

going all the time. I'd put it as my desktop background!

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Response to MarkCross7 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:12 PM

4. Great idea, welcome to DU...

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:42 PM

5. Very cool! But what's keeping them from eating each other?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 08:10 PM

8. none of the fish in the tank eats large prey.

Whale sharks are filter feeders.

They also probably keep the fish well enough fed that they don't see a need to eat their tankmates.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 08:12 PM

9. I was wondering about those big guys.

I didn't think they'd put a bunch of fish together that would eat each other, but the big ones do look like they might. It would be like putting piranhas in your koi pond.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:51 PM

11. There is a similar, not quite as large, tank in New Orleans

...at the Aquarium of the Americas. It's a Gulf of Mexico exhibit, with an actual oil rig and many sharks. During an open house behind the scenes event a catwalk collapsed with ten visitors on it, dumping them into the tank. While they were being rescued the sharks cowered at the far end of the tank. I guess we all want normal.

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Response to localroger (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:59 PM

13. I was there in the mid-1990's for a joint herpetology-ichthyology meeting.

Being in an aquarium with several hundred drunken ichthyologists is a real treat.

What I remember most about that big tank was the big alligator gar. The sharks left it alone, and they all had what looked like gar-shaped bite scars on their tails.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:54 PM

6. That's beautiful

With the people silhouetted in front of it you can get an idea of the sizes of the fish and the aquarium. Very enjoyable.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 08:09 PM

7. sawfish at around 1:15!

Seriously - people look at me funny when I describe sharks as the most graceful animals on the planet. Such people need to see this video.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:09 PM

10. The stingrays are so beautiful and graceful to watch.

I also like to watch the guys cleaning the bottom of the tank.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:17 PM

14. Wow! look at those beautiful creatures.

Mesmerizing.


The animal welfare activist in me though... wants them in a natural habitat; sand, seaweed, coral and other things like that.

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