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Dynamic bugs

George wrote:

>Adey's "Dynamic Aquaria" makes quite a good case for such a tank and even 
>had a tank set up to mimic a river in Venezuela complete with authentic
mud and 
>fauna from said river. 
>I think bugs would be a great addition IFF the mud and water born bugs 
>stayed in the water. Unfortunately, a lot of the bugs eventually become
flying insects 
>which is less than appealing. 

If I remember, from hearing Dr. Adey speak a number of years ago, this was
one of the main problems he had with several fresh water biotopes he worked
with.  He could _not_ keep the appropriate insect life in the systems, and
some were essential as poliators, or for other reasons.