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Old 06/22/2013, 12:21 PM   #101
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So what happens if or when it rains? Or do you not have that problem?
The amount of exposed surface area in relation to the total system volume is minimal. I'm in Los Angeles, so a big rain storm here is .5 an inch. Even when we get a couple of days of rain it's not torrential.

And even on the rainy day with the exposed area I do have there is still evaporation occurring so it all just kind of works.

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Old 06/22/2013, 11:08 PM   #102
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I have been watching your webcam of your tank for several weeks, and must say, what a nice setup! Today, I noticed a very strange fish in the video. I zoomed back and panned left to see this big fish! You!! Im glad you had pants on brother!

NICE SETUP BY THE WAY!


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Old 06/22/2013, 11:57 PM   #103
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I have been watching your webcam of your tank for several weeks, and must say, what a nice setup! Today, I noticed a very strange fish in the video. I zoomed back and panned left to see this big fish! You!! Im glad you had pants on brother!

NICE SETUP BY THE WAY!
Well better you caught me on the camera than the girlfriend taking the dog out at night, cause sometimes she is wearing less than I was

Glad you enjoy the tank and the camera !


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Old 06/23/2013, 12:33 AM   #104
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Well better you caught me on the camera than the girlfriend taking the dog out at night, cause sometimes she is wearing less than I was

Glad you enjoy the tank and the camera !
Nice! Well, maybe I will have to tune out during the "taking the dog out at night".

Enjoy the feed, and the tank!

What kinda bandwith is being tied up with the live feed?


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Old 06/26/2013, 04:13 PM   #105
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I tried to take some photos of the outdoor frag tank this weekend, but in the evening light none of the colors showed up. Will try again this week.

Here are some photos of the main tank.

Left side of tank


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Old 06/26/2013, 09:48 PM   #106
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Looking beautiful Dave!


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Old 06/28/2013, 10:55 AM   #107
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Looking beautiful Dave!
Thanks Dan. The next couple of days will be interesting. I haven't gotten a new seal on the geothermal tank so I am working with just evaporative cooling. Yesterday it hit 100 during the day and the system only hit a high of 81. But the next couple of days the temp is going up another 5-10 degrees, so hoping the evaporative will be enough.

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Old 06/28/2013, 05:53 PM   #108
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How about the outdoor tank?


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Old 06/28/2013, 06:05 PM   #109
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How about the outdoor tank?
Lawrence, The outdoor tanks (frag tank -140g and xenia sump 250g) are connected to the inside display tank. Everything gravity flows from one tank to the next. My Apex has an outdoor temp probe and today it measured a high of 106 in the shade. The system hit a high temp of 82 from 2 till 3pm and then the system started dropping down. However the lights start turning on a 4pm so now I have to see as the Halides kick on if the outside tanks, which are now in the shade of the house, but still outside in 100 degree temps can keep the tank temp dropping through the evening.

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Old 07/12/2013, 03:13 AM   #110
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The best tank I've personally seen...


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Old 07/12/2013, 04:18 AM   #111
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Wow, thanks for sharing this with us, great job and resilience thru the hard times.


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Old 07/12/2013, 12:34 PM   #112
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The best tank I've personally seen...
Thank you for the compliment.


Sadly last night I realized that my Goldflake Angel was not out and about. Found her under the tank. The perils of having an entirely open top aquarium. I lose usually a fish a year, but it's usually a wrasse or firefish. This time it hurts quite a bit. I grew this one up from a small juvenile.

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Old 07/12/2013, 07:47 PM   #113
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Man I am sorry to hear that. I felt the same way when I lost my black tang to natural causes(Yea I had an autopsy done).


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Old 07/12/2013, 08:27 PM   #114
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Sorry for ur loss!


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Old 07/14/2013, 09:02 PM   #116
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Got motivated this weekend to shoot some video and learn how to edit it.

So this is my first attempt with Adobe Premiere. Any tips or tricks to help me make better and more enjoyable videos I would definitely appreciate.

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Old 07/14/2013, 10:02 PM   #117
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Great video and as always your tank is looking great


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Old 07/14/2013, 10:04 PM   #118
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Any tips or tricks to help me make better and more enjoyable videos I would definitely appreciate.
I would suggest less camera movement. Less panning and zooming. Choose your shot, focus first, and then film. A vignette is far more descriptive than trying to move the camera back and forth, up and down, in and out trying to capture everything in one go. If you are going to pan, do it much more slowly and not as far. Use a tripod to keep the camera steady. Try to keep the camera lens parallel with the side pane so as to avoid distortion through the thick glass of the aquarium.

I do not mean to pick on you. Most of the people here who do videos could learn these lessons, as well. Hope that helps.

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Old 07/15/2013, 01:03 PM   #119
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Awesome tank! Does having as many fish as you do help or hurt the water quality and sps?


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Old 07/15/2013, 01:29 PM   #120
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I would suggest less camera movement. Less panning and zooming. Choose your shot, focus first, and then film. A vignette is far more descriptive than trying to move the camera back and forth, up and down, in and out trying to capture everything in one go. If you are going to pan, do it much more slowly and not as far. Use a tripod to keep the camera steady. Try to keep the camera lens parallel with the side pane so as to avoid distortion through the thick glass of the aquarium.

I do not mean to pick on you. Most of the people here who do videos could learn these lessons, as well. Hope that helps.

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No picking at all ---- I watch some amazing videos and I am jealous, but when you are the one shooting it, you don't see the same things as those watching it.

Thank you !

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Awesome tank! Does having as many fish as you do help or hurt the water quality and sps?
I am a lazy reefer, I don't monitor or check too many parameters, as long as things look good I leave it alone and try to keep my hands out of the tank as much as possible.

I have the 5' fluidized sand filter which handles the bio-load of all the fish no problem.

I think my SPS look good, but not Amazing or incredible compared to other tanks I see with people with much better tank husbandry skills. But we are usually always our worst critics.

My water quality is mostly based on high evaporation levels and lots of daily kalk top off.

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Old 07/15/2013, 03:03 PM   #122
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Really nice video and I truly enjoy seeing such healthy fish and corals......well done...well done


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Really nice tank/video. It is different recording a video and seeing the results.


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Old 07/25/2013, 09:02 PM   #125
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The fluidized sand filter it's DIY? Can we have a look!?


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