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Old 02-03-2008, 04:58 PM   #1601
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Originally posted by Tiny Turtle:
Blu-Ray: Nothing public so far, though ther has been previous suggestions. The DVD version was a disaster, but that was greatly due to poor production. A BR-version could look really cool IMHO. Probably a pretty popular thing to pirate though.


MA3 will most definately support widescren. the tank is actually two widescreens wide and will pan slowly left to right (unless you rather want it stationary of course).  
they can pirate BR? WOW! I thought BR was harder to pirate.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #1602
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MA2 supports widescreen, and so will MA3.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #1603
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Originally posted by raygan:
wife bought a 50" LCD flatscreen and a PS3...was wondering if the company has anything I can pop in the PS3/Blu-Ray so I can show SereneScreens awesome work.  
This is where the VGA port on the TV will come in handy. Hook it up to your PC running MA! Better still if you have a DVI port on your PC use a DVI-to-HDMI cable for the best digital quality.

Originally posted by raygan:
Q: finally bought the Dell UltraSharp 24" Widescreen---been saving for 3yrs will the new-soon-to-be-release (just adding pressure Jim ) j/k support widescreen?  
Do you mean the Dell 2407FPW? I have the 2405FPW model (no HDCP support) and MA2 looks mighty fine at full screen resolution (1920x1200)
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #1604
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:57 AM   #1605
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Originally posted by johnblommers:
This is where the VGA port on the TV will come in handy. Hook it up to your PC running MA! Better still if you have a DVI port on your PC use a DVI-to-HDMI cable for the best digital quality.

Do you mean the Dell 2407FPW? I have the 2405FPW model (no HDCP support) and MA2 looks mighty fine at full screen resolution (1920x1200)  
-----unfortunately, I just realized I'm about 4-6 ft short on VGA. I'll to see about DVI-to-HDMI cable with possible 4-6ft extension.

-----yes, its the HC series. Unfortunately, I have the old version 2.0 so this one doesn't have the widescreen support like the new demo 2.6....and I'm one of the many unfortunate that doesn't have the serial number anymore.

I've tried emailing Cust Supt and Tech Supt and no email. I can take a pic of the CD-ROM and insert manual. But that's not enough accdg to FAQ to upgrade

I guess I have to wait till MA3 comes
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #1606
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henemly - OK.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:06 AM   #1607
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hey what a coincidence, I finally got an email and instructions for the 2.6 upgrade for previous CD-ROM owners....just need a discount coupon
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:37 PM   #1608
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New Fish

I don't know if Jim already has a list of fish he is planning on adding to the aquarium once 3.0 is finished, but here are a couple of my favorite fish to see when I go snorkeling:

Bird Wrasse - I love the green blue wrasses.
http://www.marinelifephotography.com...ius-male-3.jpg

Yellowtail Coris - just brilliantly colored and really leaps out you
http://www.marinelifephotography.com...d-female-4.jpg

Pinktail Trigger - I love watching these swim, especially the translucent fins
http://www.marinelifephotography.com...thys-vidua.jpg

Scrawled Filefish - The neon blue lines on this fish, the transparent fins, and the wide sweeping tail make this fish stunning to look at. Might be a tad big for the tank though...
http://www.bluewatervisions.com/BLZ_...d_filefish.jpg

Spotfin Squirrelfish - Neat looking with the dorsal fin extended all the way
http://www.manleylabs.com/images/DIVE/squirrelfish.jpg

I think that these are unique enough from what is already available to provide a nice variety of shapes and colors. Just my thoughts

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Old 04-02-2008, 08:07 AM   #1609
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Some very interesting fish you've picked out there!

The Yellowtail Corris Wrasse is on our Fish Wishlist but not sure about the others. Check it out!
https://www.feldoncentral.com/Sachs/...list&Itemid=35
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:38 PM   #1610
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Yes, those are some good possibilities.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:49 AM   #1611
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Wow, I was fully expecting you to say no to all 5 of those because of the intricacy of the patterns and/or rarity of those fish.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:52 AM   #1612
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Rarity is the main problem. I need to find a real example in action, to see how they move and take my own pictures. That can be a problem with species that are not carried by many aquarium stores. I've found a good way of capturing the required direct side-view. It has always been a problem with moving fish, because by the time you snap the picture, the fish has usually darted off somewhere. But by taking a couple of minutes of hi-definition video, there's a very good chance that at least one frame will contain a suitable image. (Assuming that the lighting is right, which is often a problem.)
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:30 PM   #1613
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I have a few suggestions for new fish. A sea horse is a must. A mandarin dragonet for its psychodelic patterns. Wrasses for the unusual way they swim. A colorful gobi or two. A moorish idol. A yellow trumpetfish, if not too big. A cardinal fish. A tuskfish or razorfish. Several fish like these will add variety to the tank.

When the rebuilt California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco opens its coral reef exibit you can't miss it. It's one of the largest and best in the world. I expect you'll see fish that are hard to find elsewhere.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:26 PM   #1614
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Nearly all the critters you mentioned are on the short list.

When does the reef exhibit open?
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #1615
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I haven't been in recent touch with Cal Academy, but the reef is definitely open this year. It's mind-boggling - over 4,000 reef fish, sharks and rays. The URL below describes the tank in detail.

http://www.calacademy.org/geninfo/ne...eef_update.php
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #1616
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I just saw this vid on YouTube and realised it wouldn't be too hard to make the lionfish able to eat small fish in MA3. There's no real need to animate the catching sequence – just make the lionfish twitch and at the same time remove the feeder fish entirely!
Thanks to Morgan, Tiny Snapshots is up and running again with "Tiny Järvafält" as the latest addition – Go have a look and tell me what you think.

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Old 04-26-2008, 12:11 PM   #1617
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This one too. Geez they move fast. Their face elongates for 1/30th of a second.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:19 PM   #1618
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That slow motion video is awesome!
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:52 PM   #1619
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I probably told you already, but at one night dive in Egypt, I had my torch pointed at a lionfish 2 metres away from me. The suddenly it moved 1 metre towards me, and grabbed a fish infront of my eyes. It seemed like it used the light to find the dinner... The movement was so extremely fast, that I couldn't see it move, it just got one metre closer to me...
Being used to see how slow they move, this gave me a liiiiittle more respect of the lionfish.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:59 PM   #1620
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Hey Jim,I have been gone for awhile,just wandering if any of these fish make the cut?
-Spotted Scat
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