New Stingray build 3.2 X 1m X 85

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    I cropped it now but this line looked like silicone to me. I zoomed in to see how the stand is built:thumbup:

    I always thought footprint is more important then hight, I wish you luck working at the bottom of that deep aquarium
     
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    On second thoughts, maybe @Cesar put a bit of silicone for the polystyrene and I didnt notice

    As for the height yes footprint is the most important
    I didnt say the height was the most important.
    The footprint of this tank is 3.2 by just over 1m so footprint was the most important
    Now height is not the most important but within reason
    A lot people think Ray's just lay around at the bottom and nothing could be further.fro. the truth
    They love to fly across tank and up and down glass
    So if an adult ray is about 50cm and you only give it 60cm height it's a bit.... unfair
    Also if you going through the expense of building a tank this size 60cm height is... crazy
    Normal height I would recommend would be 75cm
    I went a bit higher as I explained it makes life easier for Male during breeding
    I will post some videos to give a better idea
    ...
     
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    What do you guys mean about footprint?
     
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    Foot print refers to the bottom pane of glass. The usable space for the rays. So in this case the foot print is 3.2 x 1.0 meters so its 3.2 square meters. Hope it makes sense?
     
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    Yip it does. thanks for clearing that up for me! :D
     
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    Ohh I was thinking it was for James and I'm like there's no glass and I'm sure its dry already.

    My apologies I misunderstood. Foot print first hight second now I get it :thumbup:

    Should go 1.5 meters deep enough up a down room to last a life time :lol:
     
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    Yew 1.5m height will be crazy
    You will need very very thick glass

    Here is a link to a video of @Cesar old girl
    She ( Rose and Rsy) were the first rays that landed in SA for private hobbyists
    The is about 5 years in this video
    That should show you why 85cm height

     
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    Rose and Ray

    This was the first litter ever born in private Aquarium in SA
    Rose was very young there compared to the first video I posted
    Breeding can get rough when they get to adult size

     
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    I think 20mm glass at least, there's a guy on the marine forum who has a 5 sided tank. Its 80cm deep built with 24mm thick glass. Holds 5000 liters of sea water. It's absolutely stunning in person though :thumbup:


    Thanks for the videos. Love how she just floats there and then swims ontop of the rest ;)
     
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    That should look stunning
    Thanks
    She is the granny in the tank
    A gentle giant who has never hurt not even small fish
     
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    I'll derail your thread for 2 photos thought maybe you'd like to see the tank.
    Credit to Scubalover22 on MASA
    Build thread can be found here https://www.marineaquariumsa.com/threads/scubalovers-5-sided-4500l.66504/Screenshot_2019-11-08-19-20-10~2.png
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    Back to the rays she's so pretty I'm sure she brings you much joy
     
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    That is an amazing tank
     
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    Maybe that's the next tank you'll be building :lol:
     
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    Some update on the build

    Base going into place

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    Back and sides

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    Looking good. :thumbup: that was quick work.
     
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    I like these kind of pictures.
     
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    That base is very interesting ..not a 100% floating, but I can see why it is needed. On this size - you need to be 100% sure your metal works are perfect.

    Love seeing your family builds. One day SA will have a ray breeding farm that exports to asia .. keep it up.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    ... and so it begins.
    Looking forward to seeing this tank develop and being built, until the permanent residents can take up residence in their tank.

    You and @Cesar are really fortunate in being the pioneers of ray keeping in South Africa, and an inspiration to many.
    Between you, you have made what many saw as a daunting task possible.
    I am certain that the mere fact that you have successfully bred a number of pups a number of times has inspired quite a few people to also keep and attempt to breed these freshwater oddities.
     
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