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Old 01/11/2008, 08:11 AM
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You owe this to yourself and your tank.

I was recently looking for some of those pesty snails as one of my zoo colonies looked aggravated. Even up close I was having trouble getting a good look. I went and got a pair of those 1.75 magnifying reading glasses that you can get just about anywhere and WOW is all I can say. Imaging watching your entire tank as if it were a macro photo. Thats what you will get. Things take on a totally different look and things you didnt know even existed will show . Do it and I promiss you wont regret it. I keep the glasses right by the tank now, I bet you will too.
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:30 AM
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I use binoculars, and look through the big ends.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: You owe this to yourself and your tank.

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I was recently looking for some of those pesty snails as one of my zoo colonies looked aggravated. Even up close I was having trouble getting a good look. I went and got a pair of those 1.75 magnifying reading glasses that you can get just about anywhere and WOW is all I can say. Imaging watching your entire tank as if it were a macro photo. Thats what you will get. Things take on a totally different look and things you didnt know even existed will show . Do it and I promiss you wont regret it. I keep the glasses right by the tank now, I bet you will too.
What a great suggestion Peter and very inexpensive. I have always used a good magnifying glass .

Thanks for sharing .
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Old 01/11/2008, 03:18 PM
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I may try that myself. I haven't had a magnifying glass in years anyway. How about a monocle?
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:50 PM
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I have a 7X loupe that I use for coins. Makes a spirorbid worm look pretty cool, and a munnid isopod looks like a real bruiser.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:01 PM
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Great idea! I'm gonna go find some magnifying device and look at stuff!
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:04 PM
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When I would tell my GF about stuff on the LR and other critters running around she would kinda smile and nod. Then one day she took a look with a magnifying glass. Her glasses didn't work well looking through the tank's glass, but once she got a real look at things, she was all about LR watching.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:39 PM
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i have one of those sheet ones for reading the news paper. Makes me think my corals are bigger.
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:49 PM
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Neat Idea! I never even thought about it. I'm definitely going to give this a whirl. If I can find the magnifying glass. Or buy a good one. Thanks!

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Old 01/11/2008, 09:58 PM
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mag glass

when you look through them you see the tank in a whole new light and all the little people get noticed
what a view
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Magnify Magnify Magnify for thr sight of it
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:12 PM
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absolutely... a magnifying glass should be on every reefers equipment list... amazing things to see that we can not see with the naked eye...
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:18 PM
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Great Idea. So simple
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:29 PM
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best idea since sliced bread.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:44 PM
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Some friends of mine use jeweler glasses that your wear kinda like goggles and work great. You look a little funny but the fish don't mind.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:46 PM
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When I set up my first tank in 2004, a 29 gallon,that is one of the first things I began doing.. while my rock cycled...I searched with my magnifying glass always looking for life... it is unbelievable all the things you can see... and 4 years later, I have a 180 gallon and I am still using my magnifying glass
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