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    NEW Camera Olympus Stylus 1030SW

    Well I'm going away for a week for some snorkeling in mexico and I got this camera to take with me, its fully submergable up to 30ft. It works great in my tank, I just took these without really fidling with the camera, pretty good macro shots atleast I think.










    75G Starphire 24X30x24 Coast to Coast Overflow

    Return Pump: T4 Velocity (1255 Gph)
    Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 1045ís on a wave function from my reefkeeper 2
    Lighting: Giesemann Infinity 250w HQI 14k + 4x24w T5 Actinics
    Skimmer: Bubble King 180 Mini
    Calcium: Dual Chamber reactor with dosing pimp and Milwakee PH control

    Ozone: Red Sea Aquazone plus 100mg
    Cooling: 1/10hp Pacific Coast Chiller
    Other: ATO, RODI, Phosban

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    75G Starphire 24X30x24 Coast to Coast Overflow

    Return Pump: T4 Velocity (1255 Gph)
    Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 1045ís on a wave function from my reefkeeper 2
    Lighting: Giesemann Infinity 250w HQI 14k + 4x24w T5 Actinics
    Skimmer: Bubble King 180 Mini
    Calcium: Dual Chamber reactor with dosing pimp and Milwakee PH control

    Ozone: Red Sea Aquazone plus 100mg
    Cooling: 1/10hp Pacific Coast Chiller
    Other: ATO, RODI, Phosban

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    75G Starphire 24X30x24 Coast to Coast Overflow

    Return Pump: T4 Velocity (1255 Gph)
    Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 1045ís on a wave function from my reefkeeper 2
    Lighting: Giesemann Infinity 250w HQI 14k + 4x24w T5 Actinics
    Skimmer: Bubble King 180 Mini
    Calcium: Dual Chamber reactor with dosing pimp and Milwakee PH control

    Ozone: Red Sea Aquazone plus 100mg
    Cooling: 1/10hp Pacific Coast Chiller
    Other: ATO, RODI, Phosban

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    stuning ! wow..
    I wish i could get an underwater kit for mine...

    if you can, post some pics of your dive on the reef. i'd like to see how it comes out.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Great shots.

    Gotta ask..how did you up load pics that big?

    When I do it I have to crop the heck out of them and they turn into small thumbnails.
    100G Reef
    Purple,Blue,Yellow and Sailfin Tangs.Damsel,Clown and Coral Beauty,Fosters Hawkfish.
    Many mixed corals and clams.
    65G fuge in basement.
    Mag 24 return,RODI,2 Phosban reactors and UV.
    620w in DT.

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    I hope you have better luck with you camera than I did. I am not trying to spoil your thread or your enthusiasm, but I have had a very bad experience.

    I went to Hawaii two months ago and bought an Olympus Stylus 790SW on a Carnival cruise ship. I used it the first day when we went snorkeling and got some great pics and videos. I watched them that night on our cabin TV. The next day we went snorkeling again and the camera flooded. Both trap doors on the camera were snapped shut (the battery door and camera connection door). I returned the camera to Olympus and they said they fixed it and returned it to me. When I put it in my tank to test it it flooded again. I returned it and the same scenario happened a second time. They refuse to give me my money back and want to fix it again.

    Anyway, I am sorry about the rant, I am sure I am just the unlucky owner of a lemon. The pictures were great before the incident, but I have nothing to show for my ordeal except frustration. Plus I am out $360 for the camera and memory card.

    May I offer one tip while shooting video with your camera. I noticed that when I swam, fought the current, and panned to get all the great stuff I ws seeing, the resulting video I captured looked as though I was swimming in high speed. Try not to pan the camera all over to get everything. Rather, take your time and your video will turn out much better. Good luck and have a great time.
    180 gallon reef. 230 lbs live rock. Mostly LPS and softies with increasing numbers of SPS. Desjardini Tang, Purple Tang, Powder Blue, Heniochus, Ocellaris clowns, chromis and a mandarin. 3- 250 watt 10000K metal halide lights with 2 VHO actinics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve w. View Post
    Great shots.

    Gotta ask..how did you up load pics that big?

    When I do it I have to crop the heck out of them and they turn into small thumbnails.
    I host them eternally, they are actually hosted of my NAS at home. I would suggest external hosting and linking, I believe flikr or some other places support it.
    75G Starphire 24X30x24 Coast to Coast Overflow

    Return Pump: T4 Velocity (1255 Gph)
    Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 1045ís on a wave function from my reefkeeper 2
    Lighting: Giesemann Infinity 250w HQI 14k + 4x24w T5 Actinics
    Skimmer: Bubble King 180 Mini
    Calcium: Dual Chamber reactor with dosing pimp and Milwakee PH control

    Ozone: Red Sea Aquazone plus 100mg
    Cooling: 1/10hp Pacific Coast Chiller
    Other: ATO, RODI, Phosban

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    Quote Originally Posted by percula99 View Post
    I hope you have better luck with you camera than I did. I am not trying to spoil your thread or your enthusiasm, but I have had a very bad experience.

    I went to Hawaii two months ago and bought an Olympus Stylus 790SW on a Carnival cruise ship. I used it the first day when we went snorkeling and got some great pics and videos. I watched them that night on our cabin TV. The next day we went snorkeling again and the camera flooded. Both trap doors on the camera were snapped shut (the battery door and camera connection door). I returned the camera to Olympus and they said they fixed it and returned it to me. When I put it in my tank to test it it flooded again. I returned it and the same scenario happened a second time. They refuse to give me my money back and want to fix it again.

    Anyway, I am sorry about the rant, I am sure I am just the unlucky owner of a lemon. The pictures were great before the incident, but I have nothing to show for my ordeal except frustration. Plus I am out $360 for the camera and memory card.

    May I offer one tip while shooting video with your camera. I noticed that when I swam, fought the current, and panned to get all the great stuff I ws seeing, the resulting video I captured looked as though I was swimming in high speed. Try not to pan the camera all over to get everything. Rather, take your time and your video will turn out much better. Good luck and have a great time.
    Well I hope to get no flooding, we will see fingers crossed i didnt get a lemon and they improoved th 1030 model
    75G Starphire 24X30x24 Coast to Coast Overflow

    Return Pump: T4 Velocity (1255 Gph)
    Water Movement: 2 x Tunze 1045ís on a wave function from my reefkeeper 2
    Lighting: Giesemann Infinity 250w HQI 14k + 4x24w T5 Actinics
    Skimmer: Bubble King 180 Mini
    Calcium: Dual Chamber reactor with dosing pimp and Milwakee PH control

    Ozone: Red Sea Aquazone plus 100mg
    Cooling: 1/10hp Pacific Coast Chiller
    Other: ATO, RODI, Phosban

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    wow, that's incredible :b13:


    now i know how you guys are getting these great shots, please post some of you holiday when you get back.
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    stuning ! wow..
    I wish i could get an underwater kit for mine...

    if you can, post some pics of your dive on the reef. i'd like to see how it comes out.
    You can. http://www.ikelite.com/web_pages/2dslr_300d.html
    (well could, you'd have to find one used now)
    Or you could upgrade your camera to one that is supported.

    But, at over $1000 it would be cheaper to buy a new Olympus 1030 and use it instead.

    The other side is that the Ikelite unit wouldn't allow much movement of the camera even inside a 400 gallon tank. You certainly won't get into the corners. ;-)
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