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Over the Top Fish Tank


Original playout date: 30 October 2007
Duration: 1:30

We are looking at one of my fishtanks from the top as the fish get fed. It’s actually a nice angle to watch fish from.
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Tropical fish dancing to Russian folksong


Playout date: 24 November 2006
Duration: 3:14
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Fish
Music used: Garmoshka or “my concertina” by Golontseva
Languages used: Russian
Animals/plants featured:
Other remarks:

The film shows two tanks which I had at the office in the park at Jazdow. One of these ha the slightly larger fishes you see at the front. I cannot remember the species of barbs that the big ones were, but they were great favorites of mine. The second tank contains my Ameca splendens which was a breeding project, in with them were some clown loaches which did not spoil at all the breeding project.

If you are interested in fishkeeping in a reverse “Noah’s Ark” kind of way, keeping species  endangered by habitat destruction in the wild safe in aquarium populations, let me know. It is not a huge investment of space, time and money.

Aquarium in Hotel Irbis Moscow


 
  
 
 

Video number in my collection 74
Production date:    3 September 2006
Playout date:    7 September 2006
Camera:    Fuji Finepix
Post Production:    Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location:    Hotel Irbis, near VDNKh, Moscow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Fish
Soundtrack info:    Oy, tvetyot kalina (The snowball tree in blossom) V. Golovtsova
Languages used:    Russian 
Animals featured:    Leporinus, Notopterus, Labeo, Scatophagus, Monodactylus, Ancistrus, Puntius
Date added here: 16 October 2010
Number of days this video was up at time of posting: 1 500
Number of views at time of posting: 2 560
Number of views per day: 1,7
Number of comments at time of posting (don’t forget to click through to read the comments!): 11
Comments per thousand views: 4,3
Likes at time of posting: 4
Dislikes at time of posting: 2
Likes to dislikes ratio: 2,0
Votes per thousand views: 2,3
Ratio of comments to votes: 183%

 

 The hotel I stayed in last weekend had this fishtank in the lobby. It had many technical things wrong with it, being overstocked, underfiltered, underlit, and with many issues in the mix of fish, but quite a pleasant film came out of it, with the vocal efforts of V. Gotovtseva singing “Oh snowball tree in blossom” as a makeshift soundtrack, mixed with the sounds from the lobby bar.
 
 The Irbis Hotel in Moscow is quite well placed, and was quite cheap. I used it just for the one night after getting back from the Russian Far East. I was getting pressured to fly straight on, back to back to Warsaw to go to the baptism of my old boss’s new child, but I would have been ridiculously tired after the trip back from the far east and I wanted to go into Moscow and debrief the colleagues on the audit anyway, so this hotel was just the place.
 
 “This tank is doomed” comments quite rightly one commentator you can click through to see. It is a text book example of people buying fishes and not understanding what they are doing. Some of these fishes will become seriously large, and they will be the only ones left.
 

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