My homemade photographing tank

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  1. Cheetah

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    Some time ago, I built this small tank specifically for photographing fish..... I have never used it, but found opportunity yesterday to show my new Mollies...... It is made from perspex and has a tight fitting lid as well:


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    Ordinary pen in the tank to show the relevant size of it....


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    Here are pics of my Mollies taken in this tank....


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  3. wrenchy

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    That looks pretty neat man +1 shows them mollies off wow!!
     
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    I tested it on 2 Guppies randomly caught from my pond.... here are the results....

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    hey, that is a really neat little tank! Hope it comes in handy.
    A small tip, get yourself some colored back grounds for it, black and blue, and white maybe. This way you will not have anything in the back ground, and you can also choose one that allows the colors of the fish to really pop out!

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    Really neat, great build man!
     
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    Will do, Thanks.... great idea!
     
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    @Cheetah no prob man. Hope to see some great looking pics soon!

    Cheers
     
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    @Cheetah Very Nice . This way the skelms stay "still"

    Mods should add this onto a Sticky for "specimen displays"
    In most of the old books esp by Herbert Axelrod they often use small setups to photograph the fish. They usually travel by boat & swim & catch specimens to get photos
     
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