05-26-2008, 11:06 PM
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What we have been discussing have been my "pets" for a long time. Reverse flow filtration has been one of my "babies since around 1981. The "layered" filtration followed shortly after when I found that reverse did not work as a "stand alone" system in large tanks.
The layered philosophy then took on a form of its own. Gradually it became bigger than reverse flow and actually enveloped th RF idea. Any tank using multiple filtering systems is a form of layered filtration. Reverse flow is just one element of the total layered system.
I have tried to take pictures of my tanks and my fishroom. However, I live in a house that is over 160 years old, built in the 1840's. It has been added on, remodeled, and just lately burned up(Not that bad really). But it has lighting that is well below inferior. We restored the house as a period piece. The light and fixture choices were very limited. Add to the fact that all "show" tanks are placed in little "set-backs" or alcoves. Flash from the camera just glares. And believe me I have tried everything at my disposal, including shooting in the dark which actually made the problem worse. Even with the editing programs on the computer, any fixes only make the pictures look worse.
Maybe one day, when I quit buying fish, I will invest in some good photographic equipment, specifically lighting, that will allow me to be a decent photographer. Right now though, there are just too many fish to buy, breed and feed.