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Old 12-17-2010, 01:07 AM
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Pretty rad...that behavior is one of those mysteries of evolution that just makes me scratch my head. Was there just some quirky/genius fish that decided to try spitting at bugs, or just spitting for fun then got lucky or what? I mean how the hell?
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:27 AM
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That is actually incredible! I cant beleive how accurate that last fish was. Hit the pellet 3 times within a couple seconds! That is honestly the coolest thing to watch in a palu for sure.

So does it make you want to add more overhanging branches, then a bunch of crickets into the tank?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:17 AM
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Gosh that is awesome! must be great fun to watch!
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:48 AM
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Wicked fish and spectacular build!!!

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Old 12-17-2010, 07:26 PM
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Oh wow... The videos are great I need another display tank, that would be too much fun.
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That is actually incredible! I cant beleive how accurate that last fish was. Hit the pellet 3 times within a couple seconds! That is honestly the coolest thing to watch in a palu for sure.
I didnt know they could rapid fire like that
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:14 PM
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Man those fish are awesome!
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:49 AM
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Pretty rad...that behavior is one of those mysteries of evolution that just makes me scratch my head. Was there just some quirky/genius fish that decided to try spitting at bugs, or just spitting for fun then got lucky or what? I mean how the hell?
There are actually a couple of other species of fish that spit as well, such as certain dwarf gouramies. They have no where near the projectile force or accuracy of the archers, but it is an interesting example of how the spitting behavior may have originated.

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So does it make you want to add more overhanging branches, then a bunch of crickets into the tank?
That would definitely be cool but I think it would be hard to install new branches with the tank up and running. It's something to consider for when I eventually have to break this thing down to move it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:03 AM
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Well, I added a few more plants so it's time for another quick update. I'm pretty happy with the way this "stump" is starting to look, especially with the moss that's starting to establish on the wet parts. The moss covering most of the stump is Christmas moss and the brighter green area is mini riccia. You may notice that I've got a few types of selaginella that are doing quite well on the drip wall and the oak leaf creeping fig is starting to slowly establish itself as well. All the anubias seem to be very happy with the setup and the broms are doing pretty well too (you may notice the big one throwing out roots). The three small "mo peppa please" broms are new additions - thanks Taron!

Another neat observation - if you look carefully at the center of the image you might notice a coo little fern growing just above the highest anubias. That's a white rabbit's foot fern. It seemed to pretty much die off completely due to the wet conditions, but I left the rhizome in there as little bit of organic matter. It's now sprouted new leaves that seem to have a miniature growth habit that's completely different from the original plant and seems to be doing well under a constant flow of water. Plants are cool

The bare section on dripwall towards the left side of the picture is a section where a bunch of clay slid off the wall. I'm going to get some more xmas moss to cover that area.

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:55 AM
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Those fish are out of control. I remember watching a thing Attenborough did about them years ago. Man I'm jealous of this thing. Turned out great.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:06 PM
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deeb that paludarium is looking real cool everytime you update it.
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Been a while since I've been around. However with out a doubt in my mind, this is one of the best tanks I have seen in a while! It was great reading that you continued on even after you found and or made mistakes. One of the biggest let downs is when you find a mistake of your own. Sometimes it can kill a project. That is one beautiful tank and the fish are superb! Even more so that you found freshwater archer fish and were able to share their shots with us. Bravo!

It's projects such as this that help me move along with building my frog/jungle room. People look at me like Im crazy when I tell them I will have a 12 foot long section of wall with nothing but 20 vert tanks. Even if they are not filled with darts for months/years to come, seeing the jaws drop when your friends see it... Worth it every time.

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This thing just gets better and better every time. Wonderful!
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Hey how big do archers grow on average? I was planning on making a 30-40 gallon riparium and I wanted to know if a group of like 3 or 4 archers along with some smaller tetras or guppies and I want to know if they'll be ok.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:01 AM
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they can get 7-20inches depending on sp. although ive never personally seen one more than about 6"

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:48 AM
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OK well maybe I'll just put my Blue Gouramie in the riparium with some tetras.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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Hey how big do archers grow on average? I was planning on making a 30-40 gallon riparium and I wanted to know if a group of like 3 or 4 archers along with some smaller tetras or guppies and I want to know if they'll be ok.
As james said, it varies with species. Of the commonly available species, T. microlepis (the species I have) is the smallest and gets to around 6". This is the biggest one I've seen a picture of:


T. chatareus is the largest and supposedly gets to around 16". I have personally seen some at the Baltimore aquarium that were probably at least 12". Here's a pic I took of one:


I think a 40 gallon riparium would be a little on the small side even for T. microlepis. A 40g tank would definitely be too small, if you're talking 40 gallons of water I think you could get away with a one depending on the dimensions. They are schooling fish but can be aggressive to each other if you don't have enough so I think 4 is probably a minimum number. They are also quite piscivorous and might end up eating tetras/guppies as they grow.

It sounds like the gourami would probably be the more appropriate choice.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:50 AM
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So... Any updates?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:44 AM
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Awesome build and an enjoyable read!

Thanks for taking the time to document the process - Great stuff!
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Wow, what an amazing project!

I'd love to see some updated photos!

How is the submerged area of the background and tree holding up?
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EPIC! Im so glad you went with the archers!



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I was out of town for a week and when I came back the tank had gotten pretty overgrown. Here's how it loos after a trim:

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Wow this tank is simply gorgeous. Great job.
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looks great!! do you have darts in there as well?
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:04 AM
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wow deeb! that paludarium is growing nicely! can you increase the photo size by chance so we can really see the details?
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It's beautiful man!
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:19 AM
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As some of you may have seen from my sale thread, due to some unfortunate life circumstances I've sadly decided to break down the tank. I hope to be able to set it up again one day. Here's a final video of the tank from this morning:

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:37 PM
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Thats sad to hear. This was my favorite vivarium.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:49 PM
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dude that sucks so bad! i am sorry too hear that. It was my favorite build also. I one day would like to have a build like that. What are you going to do with your archer fish? im sure you would get a pretty penny for them. haha
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:10 AM
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I don't think I would be able to break that down.
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I know I'd break down if I had to break that down...
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Whoa! I just found this thread, and the tank's gone. How sad Hope you get it running again.

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Thanks. Breaking down the setup was definitely depressing. I ultimately ended up donating the tank to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. Hopefully it'll be set up again as a public display one day.

Incidentally, I've settled into a new apartment in NYC and am probably going start to set up a new paludarium soon (though probably no where near on the scale of this setup). Stay tuned for a new thread!
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A new one will be a good winter project
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Thanks. Breaking down the setup was definitely depressing. I ultimately ended up donating the tank to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. Hopefully it'll be set up again as a public display one day.

Incidentally, I've settled into a new apartment in NYC and am probably going start to set up a new paludarium soon (though probably no where near on the scale of this setup). Stay tuned for a new thread!
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I just joined the board and saw this thread, that tank was amazing. Really sorry that you had to break it down.
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