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yeah, i'm running both. so my problem could be that my water is too clean? that makes no sense to me hahaha nice to hear a psp animal is doing so well.
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frag me that frogspawn, me gusta! ;) those zoas are awesome, btw.

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I sent you a box... :ninja:

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Wooooooo!

yeah, i'm running both. so my problem could be that my water is too clean? that makes no sense to me hahaha nice to hear a psp animal is doing so well.

If everything else is doing well I don't think water quality being the issue but you could try not running your skimmer for a week. Also, Van Gogh was from PSP, they occasionally do great work. Selection is in the dumps now. Once they get a big shipment of Chromis in February I'll probably buy them all.

frag me that frogspawn, me gusta! ;) those zoas are awesome, btw.

Never fragged a frogspawn but when I decide to (I want it to get larger before fragging) consider yourself at the front of the line. :) it's a great coral, probably the best I've seen anywhere.

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I love that Peanuts gif!!!! Those two are my favorite of the dancers in the Christmas special :)

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tank is still looking good bro! froggy is looking awsome still.

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I love that Peanuts gif!!!! Those two are my favorite of the dancers in the Christmas special :)

:) I love peanut! It's not Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween with their specials.

tank is still looking good bro! froggy is looking awsome still.

Thanks! It had some rough times, I was looking for a picture when it was bad but I don't take them when it's bad to cover it up :lol: but rest assured the froggy looked on its last leg for about a week before I wished up.

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Looks great now! Not like after you chopped it with the cardboard! :P

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I see we have changed our avatars. Now we need less talk moar pics. Where are those clowns?

Joel, how did you make the combo rock? just glued them all on the same LR or glued individual frags together?

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I see we have changed our avatars. Now we need less talk moar pics. Where are those clowns?

Joel, how did you make the combo rock? just glued them all on the same LR or glued individual frags together?



Me?

If you want a combo rock you can do that, just cut some frags and glue them together on the rock.

I will get you guys a FTS today, I just went looking for the Yasha and no luck, I think he went to the giant fishbowl in the sky.....

Hmmm I will let the LFS owner know. Bet I get 1/2 credit on him too.

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I see we have changed our avatars. Now we need less talk moar pics. Where are those clowns?

Joel, how did you make the combo rock? just glued them all on the same LR or glued individual frags together?

Clowns are dead, along with every fish in my system. Mystery disease claimed all of them in a 48 hour period. :(

Pictures will be tomorrow when pismo's box 'o coral comes, not sure on the final number of frags but there's a lot B)

I bought the combo rock like that, but you could glue frags on a rock like that an get the same results.

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Kat you missed all that?

Joel's fish all decided to join a cult and commit mass suicides. The Anthias was the ringleader. :o

Now the tank is peaceful again with the grumpy lobster and the crackhead cleaner shrimp ruling the world.

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Bahahaha nice candy....joel should name the lobster zues, shrimp poseidon, and get a purple serpent star and name it hades :P brothers ruling the world of the fishless

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I do like this idea!

Joel get a starfish I decree it! LMAO

Then you can have a bunch of greek names, Athena, Hercules, Patrickleas, etc.

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:) I love peanut! It's not Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween with their specials.

Agreed! I grew up with Peanuts and have brought that love for it to my son :)

I still have my stuffed Snoopy with jammies/clothes from when I was a kid. He has a nice collection of Peanuts things too!

So....when does your :happydance: box arrive? Can't wait to see the goodies!!!!!

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joel should name the lobster zues, shrimp poseidon, and get a purple serpent star and name it hades :P brothers ruling the world of the fishless

I like the mythology idea but I'm going to stick with my singer/artist names for now. If I did go with mythology I'd go with Norse or Egyptian though, you don't really see that much.

Joel get a starfish I decree it!

No starfish in this system or any system I have. In my first reef I had a black brittle star that got 20-24" across and started eating my fish, starting with my huge show male Squareback Anthias :angry:

Agreed! I grew up with Peanuts and have brought that love for it to my son :)

I still have my stuffed Snoopy with jammies/clothes from when I was a kid. He has a nice collection of Peanuts things too!

So....when does your :happydance: box arrive? Can't wait to see the goodies!!!!!

You're a good mom! :) that's awesome you still have that stuff, it's like me and that eye patch :lol:

Coral should be in the air as we speak, they went out 2nd day air and will be here tomorrow. :happydance: can't wait to see them all!

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No starfish in this system or any system I have. In my first reef I had a black brittle star that got 20-24" across and started eating my fish, starting with my huge show male Squareback Anthias :


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Ha! That was the Kraken living in your tank!

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Ha, yeah he was a monster, I was afraid to pull him out when I took down the tank. :eek:

I'm not opposed to a sand sifting star or maybe even a blue star but I'm done with serpents and brittles. Especially in nanos since the fish can't run as far.

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Thoughts on new signature? I told you all I would revisit it :lol:

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Sorry to hear about your fish. :tears:

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Sorry to hear about your fish. :tears:

Thanks, that's the nature of the hobby though. You better believe I will be QTing fish from here on out. You just need to learn from the pitfalls and move on and make it better the next time around. :)

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Okay, just kidding that last time, here's the new sig:

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Don't be afraid of the nano stars from sealife.inc. They add a lot of interest to the tank and they totally leave my fish alone. Even the tiny GBGs swim all around them with no trouble. Most times the stars legs are resting on my GBGs :lol:

New sig is nice. I kinda like the name smaller though. Maybe somewhere in between the two?

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i want a sexy sig!

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Don't be afraid of the nano stars from sealife.inc. They add a lot of interest to the tank and they totally leave my fish alone. Even the tiny GBGs swim all around them with no trouble. Most times the stars legs are resting on my GBGs :lol:

New sig is nice. I kinda like the name smaller though. Maybe somewhere in between the two?

Let me hate all starfish based on one experience! :lol: I might get some later but not now. Perhaps in the next upgrade :)

I was thinking the same thing about the sig, but I'm going to sit on it to make sure I'm not feeling that because I am just used to the old one. :)

i want a sexy sig!

Okay good, this is how you do it:

1. Shoot 1080p for 1 second of the area you want your .gif to of.

2. In photoshop, File>Import>Video Frames to Layers... Then load the video segment (I put them on my desktop so I can find it easy)

3. Window>Animation (this will let you see all the frames easily, if you filmed for a second you'll have whatever you frames per second rate as individual layers).

4. Crop the frame down to the desired aspect (mine is ~1:9 which is 750x86 pixels, cropping one layer crops all so no worries).

5. Something you should consider is reversing the frames back to the first so it's seamless. That means that my frames go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and ends on 2 so when it loops back to the start there's no jump. You would just do 16 frames back to 2 if you wanted 30 frames. My first was seamless, this one is not, I dont think it looks bad with a small jump, too much movement to notice it.

6. Color adjust with curves, levels, brightness/contrast, exposure, etc. This is tricky because you only do one frame at a time. Write down what you did and the amounts you did and do it to each frame the same.

6. Make your top layer a text layer with what you want it to say using the eye dropper tool to color match the text to a lighter color in the sig, for my text I sampled from the white centers of the gsp.

7. Press play and make sure it looks how you want it.

8. File>Save for Web & Devices... In the bottom right of this window you'll want to scale down the size of the image to get the file size down to around 2-4mb

9. Upload it and url and img code it to your sig like you do your pictures and hopefully it will all work!

It's a little daunting the first time you do it but I promise it's not bad. I made the sig in about 20 minutes.

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