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Live Streaming New 220 Gallon Aquarium
October 24, 2012
9:30 pm
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Canadian Fish
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uStream 220 Gallon Aquarium

So, I'm trying my hand at live streaming my tank. It will be streaming until 10pm EST tonight when I turn off the tank lights.

Just trying it out with my laptop, my wife wants a permanent computer in the basement so she can skype her mom while she smokes. I thought maybe if I could stream the tank it would be worthwhile, so I can watch it from my living room. Like I'm doing right now. I assume with an actual HD camera I'll get a better picture than I am right now with the laptop's built in cam.

Not much going on because there are only 11 black shirt tetras in there. I added that bacteria in a bottle before adding the fish, but it didn't cycle overnight at all. Once it has cycled completely, I will add my 5 bala sharks that are currently in my 55 aquarium (they're small now) and eventually some clown loaches and various barbs, etc.

November 20, 2012
2:58 pm
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Streaming the 220 live for the next 11 hours, until the tank lights go out:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/12383602

Still using my laptop, so it is just for the day, until 9 PM EST.

I'm hoping when I finally get a tower in the basement (I would have bought a refurb, but my friend insists he has one for me) I can get a better angle, and I assume the webcam I buy will have better resolution than the one built into my webcam.

Current inhabitants:

Congo Tetras
Black Skirt Tetras
Small Bala Sharks

November 20, 2012
4:04 pm
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Hi there Canadian Fish.

Watching the stream immediately reminded me of an old Manfred Mann song: "Blinded by the light"

Please don't take offense but in my humble opinion that's way too much light for the species you keep in there considering their natural habitat.

Regards

R.

If you must insist on living in a box ...... at least do your thinking outside.
November 21, 2012
7:11 pm
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Canadian Fish
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Those are 5200K T8 Natural Daylight bulbs. They're bright but I don't think they're overbearing.

 

Ok, so we set up a computer for the fish. We figure they're old enough to be online unsupervised now.

Same URL

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dctatts

I'll be experimenting with angle/distance from the tank. I like how it is now, but you can't see the far right hand side of the tank, where a lot of the fish hang out. The Balas tend to hang out around that big drfitwood on the left. The tetras, when they aren't swimming back and forth, tend to set up base camp on the far right, just off camera.

So with the exception of tank/computer maintenance, and when my kid skypes with his grandparents, we'll be streaming daily when the tank lights are on, which is roughly 9am to 9pm EST.

I made a webcam stand out of a high hat and a 2 x 4.

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/3430/p1070351f.jpgImage Enlarger

November 22, 2012
8:27 am
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Cool, will have a peek this evening. :)

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