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The issue I had was with the autofocus on my 105mm macro lens on my Nikon. I shot it with it on and off while the camera was on a tripod. The video quality did not seem the same compaired when I used hd camcorder. I will try to shoot it a few different ways, practice more with the video functions within my camera, and see what happens.

 

Mike

 

Good plan. My general preference is manual everything on a camera, SLR, Film, or Video.

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AJ_Tsin

The youtube vid is well over 1000 views in about two weeks. Thanks everyone for watching!

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Actually its well over 2000 views wow. I didn't even notice.

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Yesterday the Deltec MCE-300 was replaced with a Vertex IN-100. Although the Deltec is an incredible little skimmer, it is meant to be a hang-on so the pump uses a lot of power lifting the water before even pumping bubbles into it. This is great in a Biocube or in a small stand, however In a large sump in a room with infinite space this doesn't make sense as there is plenty of room for a submersible in-sump skimmer.

 

The Deltec is going up for sale and will serve someone with a small sump or an all in one perfectly.

 

Here is some photos of the unboxing assembly and application of the Vertex. What a beautiful skimmer for the price.

 

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I will post some photos of the skimmate when I get some. So far I am impressed with the overall design, presentation, ease of use, and performance of this skimmer.

 

- A.

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Well the skimmer has pulled some stuff today but not much really. I think the water is soo clean to begin with. I haven't been pulling much crud at all since setting this system up with this skimmer or the Deltec.

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Zer0

All-Time favorite tank. You should be very proud because this is an achievement many wish for, but only few receive. Amazing tank.

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masami93

Great tank and great video. :)

I can tell you that you've made a good choice to getting a vetex. though used only a couple of days, they are quiet and seems reliable.

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All-Time favorite tank. You should be very proud because this is an achievement many wish for, but only few receive. Amazing tank.

 

Honoured. Thanks. Ha..

 

keep the comments/questions coming!

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Well I have been dosing vodka for almost a month now and I have also begun dosing Brightwell aquatics MicroBacter7. The sps frags are getting pretty colorful. Sorry for the poor quality photos. They're all cropped and digitally zoomed I will take more with a better DSLR soon.

 

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nikeSB

my new tank is greatly inspired by yours, especially the scape

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AJ_Tsin
my new tank is greatly inspired by yours, especially the scape

 

Well thanks. Link to pictures?

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Also I also just added a few new zoa frags. Again sorry for the poor photos I will take better ones soon. Heres a look at some of the new rarer frags and their names.

 

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Purple Death Paly

 

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Single head of Hells Angels

 

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Nuclear Blues

 

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Radioactive Dragon Eye

 

 

Already had the next two but here's them with their names according to coralpedia.

 

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Ked Red

 

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Blue Hex and Safe Crackers

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nikeSB
Well thanks. Link to pictures?

 

Ill have a thread soon. Just waiting to get more things in the mail :]

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AJ_Tsin
Ill have a thread soon. Just waiting to get more things in the mail :]

 

Well post a link when you do.

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louphoenix

Your setup is very clean. I have a Deltec skimmer too and i'm a big fan of them for sumpless tanks like mine, but since you actually have a sump, good call on the Vertex!

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AJ_Tsin
Your setup is very clean. I have a Deltec skimmer too and i'm a big fan of them for sumpless tanks like mine, but since you actually have a sump, good call on the Vertex!

 

Yea the Deltecs are great skimmers for sure. I hope the Vertex lives up to its positive reviews.

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Billdemart

Great new pics... Your sand is so clean. Mine is dirty :(

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nikeSB

great buy on the vertex, let us know how it does for you

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AJ_Tsin
Great new pics... Your sand is so clean. Mine is dirty :(

 

Yea its still pretty clean. I had a bit of Diatom growth which is going away now but its still white.

 

I am sure it will get a bit dusty in time but for now I am loving the pure white.

 

Thanks for following this thread. Glad to have good feedback.

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timdanger

how in the world are you keeping your sand on the ground at that depth with the mp10 while also still giving enough flow for those SPS corals? i have a lot of trouble with sand movement if not outright sandstorms in my 24x20x20 39g, even with the mp10 positioned high up the wall.

 

i see you're using short pulse. but, at only 50% (~800gph)?

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how in the world are you keeping your sand on the ground at that depth with the mp10 while also still giving enough flow for those SPS corals? i have a lot of trouble with sand movement if not outright sandstorms in my 24x20x20 39g, even with the mp10 positioned high up the wall.

 

i see you're using short pulse. but, at only 50% (~800gph)?

 

So far soo good. I have the pump pretty high up and the return lines from the sump are spraying across the surface and into the flow creating a random pattern and also preventing whirlpools on the surface.

 

I also I think because I am dosing Bacteria and Vodka the sand bed clumps together.

 

I actually just changed to reef crest mode and its at about 65-70% with no problems. Not sure if I am sold on this mode yet. At first I had a bit of cloudy water at times but I think I have the flow patterns perfected. Also I have almost 650 gph with my return pump which has the return lines split with four unidirectional nozzles. Each one of these nozzles are aimed into different currents and dead spots which also generates more random flow.

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A few more Zoa pictures some nicer than the ones before.

 

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Hells Angels

 

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Orange Delight

 

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Ring of Fire

 

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Top: Ked Reds Bottom: Eagle Eye

 

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Nuclear Green Palys

 

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Purple Hearted

 

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LA Lakers

 

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Purple Fission

 

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Alien Explosion

 

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Lemon-Zooaids

 

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MRA

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Is there another site on the web for Zoa IDs? I have been using coralpedia.

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Another photo.

 

This is a shot of a nice tricolored tabling acro frag.

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spanko

I suggest you lay this coral down on it's side. Will expose more corallites to the light, grow more branches and get to the tabling aspect sooner.

 

 

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Not sure if this is a tabling acro but it is laying on it's side and you can see all of the branches growing off of it.

 

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