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  1. Hi, i live in austria, middle of europe, so the next sea ( not an ocean ) is min. 6 hour drive. And thats the flat sandy part, with no foto possibilities. I run my own compay, nothing with tanks or fotography, and i am happy if i get more than 2 weeks of holiday a year, 3 weeks is max! So the saltwater tanks are our ocean for almost all of the year.... And the same as a dog or cat for other people. We have no tv at home, but 4 different programs, just have to change the room ;-)) Also outdoor is a 200l tank with zooplankton for foodenrichment. We got friends with the boss of the salty part of the public aquarium here in the capitel, and we have been on a trip to Monaco with him, changing animals, and catching some for the mediterian tank they built here. Was great to see how they work there, and to get in contact with that people. They get corals for free from us, home grown. And sometimes ideas, because that is a big factor in the scene. Public tanks follow the sientific news, but sometimes the private keepers are much further, and have solved problems that have even not shown up in publik tanks. Simply because there are more people that get the same problem and try much more different ways to solve it. Specially with breeding fish and growing coralls, the private keepers were much further. And its funny to read how great the solution of a public tank is, that is used for years from private keepers. The problm is easy: Scientist would never accept a solution from not scientists.... It takes long to show them what works and why.... What means no need for? If i would live close to the sea, i would have a small tank to watch interesting animals for a couple of days and then set them back in the ocean. This i cannot do here, so i have to set up an artificial ocean, as good as i can, and we try hard!, to produce a good home for our animals. We have always a small plastik box for camera gear with us, that we use as tank on holidays. Collect seegras an the shore that the wind and storm have taken to the shore and look what is living in and on. Got strange views then we trought dozends of sea rabbits ( nudies )back in the sea after a storm, that were pushed on the beach.. The tank industrie is not a big fan of mine ;-)) In the austrian saltwater forum my girl friend and i are mods. And we say what we think. No big fishes, not all the problem safers, take it slow and read and ask..... Think twice before you buy animals, and what can happen and what you have to do to keeping them... Most of our technic is second hand, only glas is new because of security reason. Only my personal view ;-)) Regards, Wolfgang
  2. Hi, agree with your answer. Cyanid is killing to much and should be forbidden. Catching with small nets works as well. Another point is, that the catchers, who get mayby a few cent per fish, can feed their families. So the reef gets a higher value for them. If not, they would use dynamite to catch food. What still happens in the philippines and other places... The price of fish or coral is the sales point in a shop. Our sexy shrimps / dancing shrimp, needs 6 months before you can give them away. Need food a lot, waterchanges, .... We asked for 9.-Euro, but the shops buy them for half of it..... Ideas like a corner with breeded fish and shrimp and coral found no use... License is or can be a good idea. But its the same with underwater fotografie. I have seen guys with expensive equipment, laying in the middle of a reef for a good shot. After the shot, they kik the anikal with their fins, to get the next position a guide shows them.... Last february we have seen a bunch of divers in Bohol, that should do a bouancy course, or maybe we should found a "how a fotografer should dive without harming the underwaterworld..." license... Regards, Wolfgang
  3. Hi, the difference is, that clownfish is the easiest home breed fish in salt water.... And needs less space for swimming than the most others... The percentege of land breeded reef fish is getting higher each year, because of aquarian people, trying a lot of species.... The problem is that breeded animals are allways more expensive than wild catch... We have now 4 salt water tanks at home, was much more then we did breeding shrimp and trying fish.... We also grow corals, some for a public aquarium.... Dont know how somebody says a wild catch fisch is not long living in a tank. From our first 4 fishes, we gave the couple clownies away. The other two were a couple of Chrysiptera parasema, who laid often eggs, and a friend of us was able to breed some of them. First in europe! One of these two is still in our tank, after 13 years. How long do you think they live in the ocean? By the way, the most poison catched fish die within months in a tank, because of the inner organs that were damaged! The point is how you ceep them. There should bee a licence for tank keepers, like a driving licens. But movies like Finding nemo opened a rush for salt water tanks, and the industrie brought new technic and sold it as easy.... We decided to have a tank, to get a piece of the ocean in our flat. And we bought books and gathered information as much as possible before we started. as it should be. The same as any pet owner should do. We never had atang, even not in 750 liters. Not suitable we think. But we can show the beauty of the sea to friends and familie and others, and get these people interested in saving the sea! Regards, Wolfgang PS: do you think eating sea fish is better than keeping one?
  4. Hi, if it is a room, you will never lighten it complete.... And thats good that way. A cave should show mystery, and not look like a workroom with light all over.... Using more strobes gives you the possibility to show the 3d scene a cave can have. Specially with light between diver and wall, using shadows.... Thats a lot of work and needs a good team as well. On a dive in Mexiko i met a team of 5 or 6 divers with 4 strobes on the camera, one strobe on each divers double pack, one in each divers hands, and an extra set of strobes for hiding in the background.... That makes a lot of work to get everything in position, and if the cave is not often dived, gives you a lot of silt rain from above.... Only as an idea what can happen.... And much more will happen ;-)) But enjoy it, try it and have fun. And allways enought air on your dives! Caves and cameras need a lot of disziplin! Regards, Wolfgang
  5. The question is, can you get one cheap? Then i would think about changing it by myself.... Sure that the scratch is that deep? Would try to polish it first. If that works not out, you could try to fill the scratch with an acrylic glue, best would be under vacuum, and the grind and polish it. Like a windscreen repair. Regards, Wolfgang
  6. Hi, whats your goal? Macro or wide angle or??? Depends a lot on what you want. Regards, Wolfgang
  7. Hi, please write your pro and cons down here. Specially with "exotic" lenses, its hard to find the right port! And not everybody had to do the same mistakes year after year... Thanks, Wolfgang
  8. Hi, the same like video lights... You need more and splitt all over the cave / wreck.... Means minimum 2 pieces on your rig, and good buddy divers with one strobe with a good slave sensor in the hand, and maybe a second mounted on their double tank... And yes, comunicating in which direction and so on is a different story... Keep on it, when it works out, its great.... Have done some dives solo with hidden strobes in cave, can work ok too. Regards, Wolfgang
  9. Hi Adam, Thank you for keeping this forum the best of it kind! Allways trying to keep the software up to date, giving us new features.... Looking forward to see what you plan for us. As a moderator in a complete different forum in content and how it is run, i am happy how it is done here. Regards, Wolfgang
  10. Hi, dont know if the housing fits.The Nex7 wont, what i see in comparisson of the bodies. But a Nauticam housing is worth thinking about the camera. Whats your goal? Macro or wide angel? Have always a above surface cam with me, normally better than the dive cam ;-)) Now using a Nikon D500 under water.. Great cam, but i miss the small housing and have a lot more weight... Regards, Wolfgang
  11. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing without port, included is the original box, english manual, and a set of handles Housing is in good shape, only the white colour is going loose.. I can offer two bodies, one in like new condition, the other with signs of use, specially the typical screen thing that Sony cameras have... But good working. Body caps are included, just one borrowed yesterday for another cam, new ones came today.. If needed i can offer as well a 16mm Sony pancake. A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. Housing with the "used" cam 500.- Housing with both cams 600.- Plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  12. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing with the M67 adapter., included is the original box, spare o-ringl, silicon grease and a strap. Housing is in good shape, was used by my gil friend, but i had to grade her up ;-)) She used the camera only during diving vacations... The camera is available too, but i used it to take the pics.... Original Box, charger, 2 or 3 batteries.... A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. 250.- Euro for the housing ( new 1000.- ) 200.- Euro for the camera Plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  13. Hi, time to get some space in the shelfs... Offering this housing without port, included is the original box, german manual, silicon grease and a o-ring remover. Housing is in good shape, even the white colour is still ok. If you want more or bigger pics, send me an email. A used Inon D2000 type 2 is available as well. 400.- Euro plus shipping. Send me your adress and i will find a quote. Regards, Wolfgang
  14. Hi, can offer you a Nauticam Nex6 housing and camera. A Nauticam Nex7 housing without camera is available as well. Is both in austria / europe. Regards, Wolfgang
  15. Hi, very nice pics! Do you know what the blueish shrimp in the blackwater was? Juvinile mantee shrimp? Regards, Wolfgang
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