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Forum: Photography 04-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By shinycard255
It's nice having toys like that laying around to...

It's nice having toys like that laying around to shoot what you really want to shoot outside of your main gig (which sounds like you'll be stepping away from weddings eventually). The longest lens I...
Forum: Photography 04-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By shinycard255
I really like the fox photos. VERY NICE! ...

I really like the fox photos. VERY NICE!

When I saw that 600mm lens... I had to stop myself from drooling. I'm assuming that's the first version of the lens and not the II?

I do photography...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By shinycard255
Yup, that's BBA alright. Always a fun thing to...

Yup, that's BBA alright. Always a fun thing to battle :sarcasm:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By shinycard255
Ahh... very nice. Just making sure you thought...

Ahh... very nice. Just making sure you thought this through completely... which you did.

Again, they are come very classy looking stands. Nice job!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By shinycard255
I like how you did the stands. Very nice! ...

I like how you did the stands. Very nice!

But I have a concern... how are you going to get the filters out to clean them when they are filled with water? I understand it's easy to the get them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
Why spend money when you can save money?

Why spend money when you can save money?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
I did not know that. Thank you! I will use...

I did not know that. Thank you!

I will use it if the other options don't work for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
That's what I thought. I'm just not sure if...

That's what I thought. I'm just not sure if silicone grease is aquarium safe though...




Yeah... that's what I'm worried about
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
Yeah... but I don't to permanently attach the...

Yeah... but I don't to permanently attach the powerhead to the side of the aquarium
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
Boiling seems heck of a lot easier than grease! ...

Boiling seems heck of a lot easier than grease! I'll give that a shot first before the grease suggestion. How long do you boil them for?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
Is silicone grease going to hurt anything in the...

Is silicone grease going to hurt anything in the tank though?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By shinycard255
Suction cups not sticking

I have some suction cups on a powerhead that just don't want to stick to the aquarium glass for more than a day. Every day I am sticking the powerhead back on to the glass because at least 1 or 2 of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By shinycard255
Take it or leave it, but here is my $0.02 ...

Take it or leave it, but here is my $0.02

Since you will be having a 'nano' tank for saltwater, I would recommend Nano-Reef. Very well knowledgeable group of people and all have nano reefs going....
Forum: Other Websites 02-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By shinycard255
The person who posts the ad on CL has the option...

The person who posts the ad on CL has the option to bump their ad after 48 hours. This is why you keep seeing old posts on the top with 'posted XX days ago' because that person bumped his post to...
Forum: Photography 02-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By shinycard255
Don't turn the lights on in the room because you...

Don't turn the lights on in the room because you will get reflections on the glass. Try to only get light coming into the tank from above if possible
Forum: Photography 02-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By shinycard255
I've never used extension tubes, sorry. When...

I've never used extension tubes, sorry.

When I shoot my tanks, I'm normally in the range of 800-3200 ISO depending on the tank and around 1/60 shutter speed and I shoot at f/2.8. Hope this is...
Forum: Photography 01-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By shinycard255
It doesn't matter what camera you use to take the...

It doesn't matter what camera you use to take the photo... it's more about yourself (the person behind the camera) and how you use it. You can spend $4000 on a prosumer camera, but still get crappy...
Forum: Fish 12-30-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By shinycard255
Well, I fed again this evening and the fish felt...

Well, I fed again this evening and the fish felt a lot better. I kept the other fish away from him (other side of the tank) and fed him separately again. He ate more than this morning. If he's...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By shinycard255
I fed them this morning and I fed him away from...

I fed them this morning and I fed him away from the rest. He was eating, but all I had to keep the rest away from him. When other fish are around, he doesn't eat anything due to others getting to it...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By shinycard255
Fish isn't eating...

So I have an angelfish that is really skinny and doesn't want to eat that much. The other fish just push him away or get to the food before he can since he doesn't move that fast anymore. What can...
Forum: Photography 12-29-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By shinycard255
Thanks, that is what I was going for ...

Thanks, that is what I was going for



To be completely honest, I think it's easier than freshwater. The only pain in the butt part is mixing the saltwater for water changes. Otherwise, it's...
Forum: Photography 12-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By shinycard255
Ahh... I never use Flickr, but thanks for the...

Ahh... I never use Flickr, but thanks for the metadata tip. I will check it out

For strobes, I recommend AlienBees. I have 2 of the B800s and am thinking about picking up a B1600. Those are my...
Forum: Photography 12-27-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By shinycard255
As you requested... 14G BioCube ...

As you requested... 14G BioCube

http://i.imgur.com/YBjgsO5.jpg
Forum: Photography 12-27-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By shinycard255
These are some great looking photos! Was...

These are some great looking photos!

Was going to ask about lighting setup, but I noticed you explained it in a previous post. Strobes or Speedlights? What f/stop? I didn't notice any...
Forum: Photography 12-27-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By shinycard255
Thanks h4n! I'll post one tonight or...

Thanks h4n!



I'll post one tonight or this weekend. We have plans tonight so I don't know if I'll be able to get one up tonight or not
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