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Postby Saleen281 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:38 pm

And my second batch of fry hopefully these will not die or get eaten like the first lol my breeder net fell into the tank the first time wast hooked on well enough lol

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Postby rck1984 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:36 am

My most recent Altolamprologus:

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Altolamprologus Compressiceps (sumbu or sp.) shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Very satisfied with these shellies! :)
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Postby Razzo » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:02 pm

Saleen281 wrote:And my second batch of fry hopefully these will not die or get eaten like the first lol my breeder net fell into the tank the first time wast hooked on well enough lol

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I would not mess with a breeder net - they adults can pick at it and do damage to the fry.

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Postby Razzo » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:03 pm

rck1984 wrote:My most recent Altolamprologus:

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Altolamprologus Compressiceps (sumbu or sp.) shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Very satisfied with these shellies! :)


Beautiful!!! And the pictures are excellent too!

May I ask what settings you used and I am assuming no flash?

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Postby rck1984 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:09 pm

Razzo wrote:
rck1984 wrote:My most recent Altolamprologus:

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Altolamprologus Compressiceps (sumbu or sp.) shell by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Very satisfied with these shellies! :)


Beautiful!!! And the pictures are excellent too!

May I ask what settings you used and I am assuming no flash?

Thanks,
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Indeed, no flash :)

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure Time: 1/80 (0.0125 sec)
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash: Off
ISO: 1000 - 2500
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Postby PTrops » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:02 am

Gold Heads

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Red Fins

Sub dominant male
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Dominant male
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Getting ready to spawn
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Postby Razzo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:25 pm

rck1984 wrote:Indeed, no flash :)

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure Time: 1/80 (0.0125 sec)
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash: Off
ISO: 1000 - 2500


Thanks Rick. I can see you have some serious gear :)

I have a starter DSLR: Canon EOS T2i with a 18-55mm IS lens. Having a lot of fun with it and am starting to research a "good" lens for my son's soccer games. I am discovering that the lower the aperture the higher the price tag :o I am looking at the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. What do ya think? Perhaps we should PM :oops:

Love your pics though :thumb:

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Postby Razzo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:34 pm

PTrops wrote:Getting ready to spawn
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Very nice altolamps!

Please forgive me for asking but is all that redish orange debris fish waste or is that excess food at feeding time? Your sponge filter looks heavily soiled!!!

Altolamps (comps not as bad as calvus) require excellent water quality especially if you want to breed them and give the fry a good chance at survival. I humbly suggest your altolamp tank should NEVER look like that.

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Postby PTrops » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:22 pm

I took the pictures before my water change and filter clean. The tank never looks like that but on the day of my water change routine I power feed them. I do a 50% waterchange every Saturday.
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Postby rck1984 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:51 am

Razzo wrote:
rck1984 wrote:Indeed, no flash :)

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure Time: 1/80 (0.0125 sec)
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash: Off
ISO: 1000 - 2500


Thanks Rick. I can see you have some serious gear :)

I have a starter DSLR: Canon EOS T2i with a 18-55mm IS lens. Having a lot of fun with it and am starting to research a "good" lens for my son's soccer games. I am discovering that the lower the aperture the higher the price tag :o I am looking at the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. What do ya think? Perhaps we should PM :oops:

Love your pics though :thumb:

Regards,
Russ


I also owe the 70-200mm f/4 L IS and I've used it for couple soccer games as well. The L lenses are the sharpest you could get. And with that zoom and pretty low aperture, It's perfect for soccer games. You are welcome to PM me if you have further questions.
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Postby Razzo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:02 pm

rck1984 wrote:
Razzo wrote:
rck1984 wrote:Indeed, no flash :)

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure Time: 1/80 (0.0125 sec)
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash: Off
ISO: 1000 - 2500


Thanks Rick. I can see you have some serious gear :)

I have a starter DSLR: Canon EOS T2i with a 18-55mm IS lens. Having a lot of fun with it and am starting to research a "good" lens for my son's soccer games. I am discovering that the lower the aperture the higher the price tag :o I am looking at the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. What do ya think? Perhaps we should PM :oops:

Love your pics though :thumb:

Regards,
Russ


I also owe the 70-200mm f/4 L IS and I've used it for couple soccer games as well. The L lenses are the sharpest you could get. And with that zoom and pretty low aperture, It's perfect for soccer games. You are welcome to PM me if you have further questions.


Thanks for the reply and endorsement - I think this lens is going in the budget :)
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Postby DENZIO » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:50 pm

my 5.5 inches WC Black Compressiceps
unfortunately , the LFS dont knew its Collection Point - anyone?

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Postby rck1984 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:04 pm

My new wildcaught Altolamprologus Calvus white. I traded them with a friend for my two Calvus black, they were too agressive and dominant in my tank. These two Calvus white (~7-8cm) are significly smaller then the black's. (9-10cm)

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Postby Saleen281 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:38 am

Razzo thanks for the input on the breeder net! So far it's working great plus there is only pleco and the papa calvus who doesn't touch em in the tank.so they are good in the net so far
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Postby Razzo » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:21 pm

DENZIO wrote:my 5.5 inches WC Black Compressiceps
unfortunately , the LFS dont knew its Collection Point - anyone?

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Nice fish! I am not familiar with a "Black Comp" - A "black comp" could be a dark Kipili????

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