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 Post subject: photos section
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:59 pm 
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being able to post pics with out linking them to a web site just restrick the kb size of the photo to 100kb so it wont take up tons of space not everyone has a web site to link photos from to insert

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 Post subject: Re: photos section
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:39 pm 
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aquarium nut wrote:
being able to post pics with out linking them to a web site just restrick the kb size of the photo to 100kb so it wont take up tons of space not everyone has a web site to link photos from to insert


In theory, that's an awesome idea

The problem is that our web hosting is managed by someone other than us i.e. we don't own the machines. We pay for web storage space and bandwidth - and they have the servers locked down like Fort Knox (that's why the "upload your own avatar" thing doesn't work - the permissions are not set correctly on the directory where the pics get uploaded, and I don't have the ability to log in and change them.

Anyway, it's a cool idea but I don't think it's going to be all that feasible for us to pull off.

I do know that places like Snapfish allow you to upload images and store them there for a while, and Yahoo allows you to do that too last time I checked.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Amy


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 Post subject: Photo upload
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:41 am 
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a great place to put them is

www.flickr.com

they have a upload quota by the month but its great. you can put captions and a little description if you have to. its the equivalent of an blog (journal) with pictures. try it.

heres mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26014429@N00/page3/

i'm a newbie to the aquarium thing so heres my setup.

29 gallon tank
biowheeel filter penguin 150
overhead lighting 20w

2 glass fish (Chanda ranga)
3 goldskirt tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)
3 blackskirt tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

anyone have suggestions for whats next?

i was thinking of increasing of getting plants. i heard the java fern would be a good plant for a 20w bulb. i dont really plan to change my lighting since i heard getting dual strips would be expensive. however, if its absolutely worth it, i would.
i'm looking to get more fish within a month. any suggestions?

And anyone know any good fish shops near back bay?

thanks!


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 Post subject: Nice looking tank!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:19 pm 
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The tank looks like you've got a pretty good start!
Couple of suggestions:
Put something on the back of your tank. This prevents all the crap dangling behind from being seen, plus your fish will feel more secure. Keep it simple because you want to look at fish, not pretty pictures. I found a sheet of dark blue foam-core at an art store for about 3 bucks if I remember right.
As for lighting, I've got healthy java ferns in my 29 using the stock flourescent that came with the hood. Not a lot of growth, though. For some cheap lighting try getting a double incandescent light of a ten gallon - probably real cheap at a yard sale! - and put in two screw-in flourescent converter bulbs. I'm using that setup on my 20 tall and it's working great. Each bulb gives as much light as a 60w, but uses only 15w, while not gererating excessive heat. I used one as a suppliment on my 29 when I was trying to kick-start a mess of plants. Worked great!
Fish suggestions:
Cories are a trip - they're gregarious and playful - get two or three at least. They tend to stay near the bottom.
Hatchets are pretty cool too - they'll stay near the top.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:23 pm 
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I'll answer the last question first :) Best store near Back Bay would be Skipton's.
http://www.skiptonpetcenter.com/

Good fish, great staff :D

As for what fish next - lots of choices, it depends alot on what direction you want to go - more schooling fishes, or something different like dwarf cichlids or gourami's.

Do you know what your pH is, and how hard or soft your water is ? How long has the tank been setup ?

Java fern rocks ! Anubias would also work well in that setup.

You may want to start a new post in one of the other sections where it will get more attention.

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