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Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 138,003
Posted By alfalfa
This may not apply to your photos, but I see many...

This may not apply to your photos, but I see many aquarium photos online with the color saturation (aka "color contrast" or a "vivid" setting) cranked way too high. Increasing the saturation a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,694
Posted By alfalfa
Nice to know. They do seem to spook easy. I...

Nice to know. They do seem to spook easy. I learned my embers can tell me when there is a problem with the social structure with the other community fish in the tank before I see it myself. They will...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,434
Posted By alfalfa
I agree. This could be a great demonstration of...

I agree. This could be a great demonstration of the perception of scale just because of the rocks. I wasn't entirely kidding about the big ADA sticker earlier. When I'm checking out photos of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-22-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,167
Posted By alfalfa
If anyone wants some algae, I'll do a RAOK for...

If anyone wants some algae, I'll do a RAOK for the cost of shipping. :hihi:
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,434
Posted By alfalfa
OP: Just make a big ADA sticker and tell everyone...

OP: Just make a big ADA sticker and tell everyone it is a Mini-S with some new micro-nano fish species you discovered in a bog on a trip to Asia. :D
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 43,894
Posted By alfalfa
Yeah, I'm downloading it as I type this. :hihi:

Yeah, I'm downloading it as I type this. :hihi:
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,025
Posted By alfalfa
I took it off permanently knowing I'd never use...

I took it off permanently knowing I'd never use that filter on it again. Besides discovering the trick to restarting the filter (do the "maybe this will work" thing for 20 minutes), fish swim up into...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,037
Posted By alfalfa
Excel is glutaraldehyde. Google it. It is a lot...

Excel is glutaraldehyde. Google it. It is a lot more than just carbon.




Carbon is available in CO2 or supposedly Excel. You can't buy a carbon-specific dry or liquid fert.


...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,025
Posted By alfalfa
I love your tank. I did something very similar my...

I love your tank. I did something very similar my wife's Chi. A couple of more things you can do to totally deChi it:

The white logo in the front is a sticker. It comes off a lot easier than you...
Forum: Photography 05-05-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,990
Posted By alfalfa
I had the 60 D and still have the 105 D. I have...

I had the 60 D and still have the 105 D. I have briefly tried a 105 AF-S as a regular lens and loved the AF-S yet I never tried AF-S for macro. As far as the AF version goes, I never use AF for...
Forum: Photography 04-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 26,720
Posted By alfalfa
That's YOU!??!??! I remember reading that a long...

That's YOU!??!??! I remember reading that a long time ago! LOL! Small world. (Edit: As that link to flickr was loading, I was thinking about how you said you "got it for basically free" and I...
Forum: Photography 04-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 26,720
Posted By alfalfa
The 58mm f1.2 NOCT??? :proud:

The 58mm f1.2 NOCT???
:proud:
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,731
Posted By alfalfa
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what a few have said,...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what a few have said, but you don't need the ADA speed regulator with their Advanced System. They both have the same needle valve. Although expensive, the Advanced System...
Forum: Photography 04-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,990
Posted By alfalfa
I've heard the same thing over and over for a...

I've heard the same thing over and over for a long time, too. That Tamron 90mm is supposed to be a great buy.
Forum: Photography 04-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,990
Posted By alfalfa
If I was trying to take a macro photo of a wild...

If I was trying to take a macro photo of a wild animal I'd probably want something like 10000mm. :) Some big differences between macro and normal lenses are the reproduction ratio and working...
Forum: Photography 04-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 26,720
Posted By alfalfa
I still have mine. I haven't used it for years,...

I still have mine. I haven't used it for years, keeping it available for my wife, hoping my wife would get bitten by the bug. She likes photography but wants something like a P&S to have available,...
Forum: Photography 04-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 26,720
Posted By alfalfa
G doesn't make a difference. The only thing G...

G doesn't make a difference. The only thing G means is the lens doesn't have an aperture ring. The aperture has to be set electronically by the camera. The issue is your 55-200mm 4-5.6G is AF-S while...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-28-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 43,894
Posted By alfalfa
Thanks for showing these. I love WK, at least...

Thanks for showing these. I love WK, at least what I know about them. I've wanted to start something like this for a while.
Forum: Lighting 04-27-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By alfalfa
I'd like to see a hanging version for larger...

I'd like to see a hanging version for larger tanks. I bet it would look great.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 58,998
Posted By alfalfa
Black looks great. :proud:

Black looks great. :proud:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,860
Posted By alfalfa
They stock the same kind at Walmart? I got the...

They stock the same kind at Walmart? I got the impression from the Amazon reviews that the replacement bulb was pricey and only available through Hagen/Fluval. Of course it is just another bulb that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By alfalfa
Sounds to me like the reason he left might have...

Sounds to me like the reason he left might have been to focus on school while he waited for the next job he applies for to open up. :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-20-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,860
Posted By alfalfa
This thread inspired me to buy one until I...

This thread inspired me to buy one until I checked them out on Amazon. There were several comments about the proprietary bulb burning out fast. I vaguely remember someone writing that Hagen/Fluval...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By alfalfa
This might not make sense now, but I'm sincerely...

This might not make sense now, but I'm sincerely happy for you. Nothing good would come from continuing to work for him. Doesn't matter who is right or wrong.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By alfalfa
Exactly... and if they were making things up,...

Exactly... and if they were making things up, that's an even bigger reason to get away from them. One day you may even be thankful it happened.
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