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  1. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Wow, thanks for sharing andre! Gotta love mantis shrimps! (I'm still considering if I should get one myself! Already have a tank set up for one...)
     
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    I haven't seen one for sale in a long time!
    In your experience @Andre@ReefAquatics, would 6 mm glass be strong enough to keep one?
     
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    lol had a similar post on the Angler fish not too long ago
     
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    @Visser nothing less than 6mm is fine also no heater in the same tank. it will be destroyed.:p
     
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    Sounds like you've had dealings with a mantis in the past. lol.
    I have a 600x400 x350deep tank that i connected to my frag tank, so it will only be one mantis & glass thickness is 6mm all round. Will that be OK?
     
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    @Visser no dealings yet. just a lot of reading and studying on them. 6mm is fine it is strong enough to withstand the force that the mantis will blow. anything less than 6mm then you are treading on a very thin layer of ice.
     
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    My side too, cannot really say. Not kept any of them, neither ordered any in. From reading, I would be more comfortable with 8mm glass, rather that than maybe having to mop up.

    And remember you getting a record of having a few "firsts" in this hobby, lol
     
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    this is true. anything can happen in this hobby lol.
     
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    Lol, yeah, might need to look at slowing down a bit in the near future!

    As for the glass thickness. I was thinking of going 8mm, but at more than 3 times the price for 6mm, Its a risk i will have to live with :blush:
     
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    they wont break glass....its a myth....had one before and while he will smash eggcrate and your finger if you get to close, it wont break glass, mine lived in a 4mm glass sump and never worried about it once!
     
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    @Visser that should be ok my mantis tank was a little smaller but 6mm glass worked fine for the two years keeping smeagol even though he was fed live food.
     
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    Also wont easily break a heater....it most likely wont touch the heater as they feel the warmth coming off it and just keep well clear!!

    Super smart little buggers, you will be amazed how they learn to recognise you and their suroundings.....no Im missing mine:(
     
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    Andre giving me ideas....Should I or shouldn't I....
     
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    The mantis doesn't like the light coming on & off of the heater I had one break a heater.
     
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    mine never touched the heater.....maybe just better to be safe than sorry then
     
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    what he said. @MistaOrange i double dare you to get one:lol:. they are so beautiful. specially the peacock mantis. and with you living in CT you will be able to provide it with good quality food straight out of the ocean. i think you will be able to take care of it successfully:yeahdude:
     
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    Had a peacock mantis before & yes the are awesome & to feed is not a problem even with frozen but to see how it kick ass is wicked....:thumbup:
     
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    you making me jealous now:lol:. man one day i will find one again and this time i will be buying it. i will just sit there and watch it B@#$ slap the crap out of its food
     
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