To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject: Catching Up:
From: Erik Olson <eriko at wrq_com>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 07:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
ReSent-Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 06:33:16 -0700 (PDT)
ReSent-From: Erik Olson <eriko at wrq_com>
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Been away in Rome for a couple of weeks, and just waded through 36 issues
of APD! Gak, that takes a while...
From Karen Randall, Re: Problem Form Idea
> When I was over on Fishnet, we had a "Check Up Form" that people could
> fill out and submit if they were having a problem with their planted tank.
> That way we could help them without playing 20 questions.
> What do people think of doing the same kind of thing here? We could
> either put it in the FAQ, or maybe ask Erik if it could be stored in "The
> Krib". I don't mind helping people trouble shoot, but if I can run
> through the whole tank set up at once, rather than getting the info
> piecemeal, it's usually a lot easier.
We were talking about such a diagnostic form for FISH in the FAQ working
group, and decided it was a good idea (but nobody stepped forward to
write a draft yet). It would certainly be easy to implement such a thing
in the Plant FAQ. So someone write a draft and we'll stick it in. :)
From mtate at laurel_ocs.mq.edu.au (Marcus C. Tate) Re: Photography
Date Mon, 4 Sep 1995 10:32:18 +1000
>3. Having set up my tank I would like to take some photos on a regular basis
>(say every week) so that I can record its development. Does anybody have any
>tips for photographing aquariums ? I imagine that it is not
>as easy as it looks!
There are some articles on this archived on the Krib (see, for instance,
I like to use 2 different approaches when I photograph my tanks. First,
for getting the plants and "whole tank" shots, I just use a tripod and
the available tank light. I also use slow-speed good ol' Kodachrome-64.
The fish come out a little blurry, but the plants are crystal-clear.
When I take fish pictures, I use a flash-on-a-cord held above the tank or
at a high angle. In both cases, it helps to be able to manually control
your camera's speed and f-stop, and be prepared to waste a few rolls
experimenting ("bracketing") with different settings to find out what
Re: Nichrome Wire
One posting talked about using Nichrome wire instead of Dupla-ish
flexible cables. A few months back, someone posted a source for insulated
Nichrome wire on rec.aquaria, and I forwarded the post here; I didn't
archive the thing, but I did buy some of this wire from the guy. It's
made by Belden and insulated with PVC. I'll try it with my next tank.
Erik D. Olson I'm baaaack!
eriko at wrq_com (was olson at phys_washington.edu)