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    Dumbest display tank you've ever seen?

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by FINWIN, Jan 5, 2019.

    1. the big kahuna

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      Most MFK veterans will recognize this tank.

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      There have been lots of studies on this. A natural stimulating scape is beneficial to fish health. You only need to do a quick Google search on the subject, it's been covered at quite some length.
      As for bare bottom tanks. I think they are detrimental to some fish. Depends on the species and its habits.
      Cichlids are born to dig. Its at the forefront of their evolution. Feeding and breeding strategies will associate a need to dig. I would say keeping cichlids without substrate could be stressful and quite detrimental to its long term happiness and well-being
       
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      Hope that guys doesn’t live in Oakland since the team is moving. Lol
       
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      I think my views on this topic have been mistaken, I wanted to see the article he got his information from as to perhaps gain something from it myself that I do not know.

      As for being able to google such stuff I’m trying to not go to google for answers as much, I wish to see where my fellow fish keepers are gathering their information from instead of just going to google as I have done in the past.
       
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      Great idea. Mine have roomy mazes with such as rocks, plants, gulches, tunnels and wide open places.
       
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      Other than producing photos of an original article, how else could you share such a document without abstracting it from Google.
      From my understanding of cichlids for example . They are what they are today based on their breeding strategies It's what has made them the evolutionary success they are. In most cases that instinct evolves around digging in a substrate. Lots of cichlids will dig small pits to sleep in.
      Lots of other cichlid species use the substrate when feeding, geophagus, thorichthys and cribroheros to name a few.
      I guess bare bottom tanks do have there place for some situations. I can't think of any where that applies to cichlids.
       
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      Dumbest tank(s) (a pair of them) ever were those platform heeled shoes with live goldfish in the heels. Claustrophobic, earthquake, injury--- trauma. Just put them out their misery quick, that was torture, but I guess most goldfish didn't live long anyway in those conditions. But really? What a short, miserable, *****(pick your favoite mental epithet--or none). Life. .Gives new whole meaning to the phrase. Living in a fish "bowl". doesn't it?----heeelllp meee.
       
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      Yes, those were actual shoes people wore. ---not me!
       
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      Google is fine to use. It’s a very good starting point for any research. Supplement your findings with scholarly articles. Try to find a bias in the work. On a topic such as bare bottom aquariums I highly doubt there will be much of a bias in published work.
       
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      I believe I read a thread about giving better information a little while ago and hendre posted a site where it shows articles like that. I’ll have to find it again.
       
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