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Forum: Photography 01/11/2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,581
Posted By MGB
If your ever going to upgrade to a full frame...

If your ever going to upgrade to a full frame DSLR, the EF-s mount lens will not work, only works on cropped sensor bodies.
If you buy a "L" series lens it will work on any body, cropped or full...
Forum: Photography 01/10/2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,233
Posted By MGB
First shots on Rebel XTi

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x240/boltondesign/Canon2.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x240/boltondesign/Canon1.jpg

Just quickly uploaded these, my first attempt with new camera. I...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/07/2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By MGB
Anthony; I've got four angels in the tank,...

Anthony; I've got four angels in the tank, Majestic, Emperor, Flame and Cherub. They all do surprisingly well, for the most part completely ignoring the corals. I've occaisonally seen the Flame pick...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/06/2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By MGB
BB sps at the 6 month mark

Just turned 6 months old. Mostly frags, which have been in there for a couple of months now. I apologise for the poor quality photos.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x240/boltondesign/FTS1.jpg...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,752
Posted By MGB
The more you look at these skimmers, the more you...

The more you look at these skimmers, the more you wonder or question the design. There are quite a few significantly different aspects between these skimmers and the ATI BM.

They both use the...
Forum: SPS Keepers 01/06/2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By MGB
I think conditioning the fish to eating offered...

I think conditioning the fish to eating offered foods is one of the keys, keep feeding him well and you'll probably be fine. I have a Majestic, an Emperor, a flame and a Cherub in my tank along with...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/06/2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By MGB
I run 2-250w megachrome 12.5K's plus 4 t5 pure...

I run 2-250w megachrome 12.5K's plus 4 t5 pure actinics and I really like the color balance, plus the growth. I would describe the color as crisp white with a hint of blue, but definately not any...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,752
Posted By MGB
There's apparently no reasoning with the guy who...

There's apparently no reasoning with the guy who just found the latest and greatest skimmer. Luke33, you need to get a little more objective, settle down and test run your skimmer for a couple of...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/05/2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,752
Posted By MGB
You gets what ya pays for!

I find it interesting that people are always obsessed with the next great thing, in this case a skimmer. Lets be honest, I'm sure this skimmer will work just fine, just like many other skimmers on...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12/28/2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By MGB
I have the 48" Giesemann Infinity on a 32" wide...

I have the 48" Giesemann Infinity on a 32" wide tank, which it covers easily. The Infinity uses the DE bulbs compared with the SE on the Spectra. Personally I prefere DE bulbs.
Like many things in...
Forum: Reef Fishes 12/24/2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By MGB
Go to your local grocery store and get 3/4 live...

Go to your local grocery store and get 3/4 live clams, keep them on a plate in your fridge. Split them open with a broad knife and with a pair of fine nosed scissors cut and shred the meat inside....
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/29/2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By MGB
Not neccessarily a spasm, it could be aggression...

Not neccessarily a spasm, it could be aggression towards the angel. The question is when does this occure and in what context, around other fish or when alone and relaxed. If the fish is eating well...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/20/2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MGB
You can usually buy small 2" farm raised clams...

You can usually buy small 2" farm raised clams from your meat/fish dept. I get the fresh ones and then just split them open with a broad knife and use a small scissors to sred the meat a little,...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/20/2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MGB
Large Copperband

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x240/boltondesign/Copperband.jpg

Here's a shot of the copperband. What's interesting is watching her hold her own with the angels, she'll stick out her dorsal...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/20/2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MGB
That CBB is quite large, but it was the best...

That CBB is quite large, but it was the best example of a healthy CBB I'ver ever seen in a LFS, eating and acting normal and still fat even after shipping etc. I've kept the wieght on the CBB by...
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/19/2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MGB
Actually there doing well, it's just a bad photo.

Actually there doing well, it's just a bad photo.
Forum: Reef Fishes 11/19/2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By MGB
4 Angels together in sps tank

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x240/boltondesign/4-Angels.jpg

It's not the greatest photo, but I've got 4 angels in this shot, all doing well and behaving themselves in my 160 sps tank. I've...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 11/07/2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,740
Posted By MGB
I went with the 250W DE Infinity fixture, which I...

I went with the 250W DE Infinity fixture, which I got from Salty Critter, Great company.

It's a lot of money but you won't be dissapointed with the fixture. I ended up getting the 12k giesemann...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 11/07/2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By MGB
The Infinity has a new design MH reflector,...

The Infinity has a new design MH reflector, definately not hammertone, according to Giesemann. The only difference in reflectors between the Spectra and the Infinity is size, I'm guessing the SE bulb...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 11/06/2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,740
Posted By MGB
I don't think it will suck too much, you'll be...

I don't think it will suck too much, you'll be able to crank the flow and get more of that fish waste into the sump and skimmer, fish are a lot more adaptable than you think, I'm sure your blennies...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 11/06/2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,740
Posted By MGB
Nice tank mcrist, That sand bed looks like a...

Nice tank mcrist,
That sand bed looks like a detritus nightmare though, I wonder if thats contributing to your nitrate problem by being a sink hole for all that trigger fish waste. I decided to go...
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/16/2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By MGB
ToddG, I have a six line wrasse that showed a...

ToddG,
I have a six line wrasse that showed a dramatic color change (sounds identical to what your observing) around his belly, this lasted for a couple of days maybe three. It was really wierd, I...
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/13/2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By MGB
Scribbled Rabbit Fish & Bubble algae

Thinking about getting a Scribbled rabbit fish to control bubble algae. Any experiences, sucess's or failures, I would be interested to hear.

MGB
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/09/2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By MGB
Mixing Dwarf Angels

It seams there's different opinions on mixing dwarf angels. Obviously it depends a lot on tank size and rock layout. I already have a flame angel that lives quite happily with a Cherub, initially the...
Forum: Reef Fishes 10/04/2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 674
Posted By MGB
Just open the clam with a knife and leave the...

Just open the clam with a knife and leave the contents exposed, the CBB will get it's snout right in and chow, as do the other fish.
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