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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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A few pics of my 20g

I know I am not the best photographer, have no tripod and my camera doesn't have all the features, but i guess these will give you some idea of what my tank is like





I am working on getting the moss going on the wood (it's just kind of sitting up there right now) and growing in a glosso foreground (you can't tell from the pic but there are some plantlets in the foreground).
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 01:55 AM
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Looks good. What kind of lighting do you use?

Your camera is fine. Turn off all lights in the room when taking pictures

You don't need a tripod. An armchair back can help, or use some broom stick to steady the camera. Many ways...


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Nice

How old is it?

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Looking good there, did you buy or pick your own wood?
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lighting is 55watts CF from Coralife. The problem with the camera is that it does not let you turn off the flash without going into slow shutter mode, which makes the pics blurry and yellowish. I tried sitting in on a chair, a box etc but that is still the best it will do. I picked the wood out myself from the shores by a river where I went fishing. I know people say not to use random wood from outdoors, but it was really clean and dry, a cool shape and almost a perfect size, and I haven't had any problems with it yet other than some moderately serious tannins which i have just been controlling the best I can with water changes. This specific tank has only been set up for around 4 months, but I've had the same plants, fish and everything for a couple of years. I have been having to re-setup the tank every 6 months or so because I move around a lot with school.
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wow.. look like a mysterious jungle. keep it up
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My GF's camera does the same thing.....Olympus I think. Can't work out how to get a fast shutter. Fishes all blurry. I've reverted to my mini dv for pics.
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if you can't shut off the flash, try putting a piece of tissue or white paper over the flash. It will still give enough light to give a good picture and should diffuse the light enough so you don't get a glare.
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Yeah, mine's an olympus too. The automatic flash works great for normal pictures, but its a nusaince not to be able to turn it off for tank pics. I'll try putting something over the flash and see if that works, also i'll try turning the room lights off to get rid of that reflection.
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Looks nice. You could try setting the camera on a timer when you turn off the flash... It removes the minute shake that might occur from you pressing the button and reduce some of the blur in the pic...
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