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Old 04/02/2016, 10:57 AM   #101
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Old 04/02/2016, 04:19 PM   #102
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Think you could get a copepod onto a slide?


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Old 04/02/2016, 07:49 PM   #103
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He had already had a couple if you look closely. Not sure what page they are on though.


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Old 04/02/2016, 08:15 PM   #104
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Think you could get a copepod onto a slide?
Have seen lots of various pods.

More of these on the first or second page







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Old 04/02/2016, 08:16 PM   #105
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Or how about an ostracod




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Old 04/02/2016, 08:16 PM   #106
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Old 04/02/2016, 11:05 PM   #107
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Awesome shots! Thanks for taking the time to post them.
I was planning on getting a scope sometime in the near future. I had decided on a low power boom-style, mostly to examine incoming corals for nasties. That was before I came across this thread..
Would it be possible for you to post the magnification on some of the pics you'll be adding in the future? Or, if the magnification of the pics through the camera aren't the same as if when observing, what you estimate the magnification to be? I'm curious to know just how much power is needed to get the detail in some of your shots.


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Old 04/03/2016, 08:16 PM   #108
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Awesome shots! Thanks for taking the time to post them.
I was planning on getting a scope sometime in the near future. I had decided on a low power boom-style, mostly to examine incoming corals for nasties. That was before I came across this thread..
Would it be possible for you to post the magnification on some of the pics you'll be adding in the future? Or, if the magnification of the pics through the camera aren't the same as if when observing, what you estimate the magnification to be? I'm curious to know just how much power is needed to get the detail in some of your shots.
I did the first time mention the approximate magnification. I'll see what I can do the next time.

Many of the shots are with the 40x and 100x lenses. With the camera looking like around 10x on top of that or a little better. It's a little closer then using the 10x eye peices but not near as close as using the 25x eye peices.

Above is the calibration slide with the different lens x values.

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Old 04/03/2016, 08:41 PM   #109
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Let's see, here's some comparisons.


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100x spring and oil lens
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That diatom is a good indicator

Here is one with a 10x lens
Full scale = 1mm





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Thanks so much.
Maybe I can convince the Powers That Be that I really need two scopes. I don't know if I'll be able to get the wife to go along with that or not.
This thread should be a Publc Service Reminder for everyone to remember to wash their hands after messing in their tanks....


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Old 05/05/2016, 11:06 PM   #113
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Old 05/05/2016, 11:14 PM   #114
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Beautiful Jason!



(Comment at the first page photos...not the photo of bottles it posted after LOL )

Though am curious about the bottles, as they all seem like BS to me.


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I have to say I'm not a fan of needing to use bacteria in a bottle or have ever used it before. But I was impressed with two out of the three here.

Dr. Tim's Eco-Balance looking pretty clear and clean


Dr.Tim's One and Only looking pretty dirty


Bio-Spira looking cloudy as well



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Old 05/06/2016, 09:57 PM   #116
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Dr. Tim's Eco-Balance

I was not expecting much. I found a lot. I don't know about the bottles claims but found lots of coccus shaped bacteria. Everywhere in the two small drops I placed on the slide. I only took one picture as it was all the same. And all very much alive.








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Dr. Tim's One and Only

After seeing the Eco-Balance I was excited to look at the One and Only

First thing I noticed was how cloudy the sample was. Made me even more excited.

Then I looked into the microscope and saw what looked like a ton of detritus and was ecstatic to start zooming in looking for life.



I found some interesting things as I zoomed in




But everywhere I looked I found nothing that looked alive













I spent well over 2 hours looking for anything moving staying on certain areas for quite a long time just waiting. No videos as nothing was found to get video of.


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Bio-Spira

Just like the Eco-Balance the sample pulled from the bottle was just as cloudy.

And looking into the scope found what looks like detritus and was disappointed not expecting much of anything again.









BUT then I zoomed in even more and quickly found LIFE.

In the video you see this little guy bobbing around on little flagelets


And found lots of bacteria and different kinds. Easier to see at 2500x but not as much in picture or video. Found various cocci and rods.


















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Back at looking at some cyano and some dinos as a bonus. Plus some cool visits with some pods.



After exploring that for a few hours I soaked up some of the excess water and dropped on it some H2O2. Awesome!

Will get pics and vids uploaded later. I'm still exploring.


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Some pics first before adding the 3% hydrogen peroxide.



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They seem to like to congregate together. I followed a couple for quite some time. Video posting later




















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Cyano just falling to pieces







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Hey. Hope you don't mind me posting a couple of vids in your thread, it seemed like the best fit. But I'd be happy to remove if you prefer. Was wondering if you'd seen anything similar?

Pruning some kenya tree, looked at a drop squeezed out from it. Lots of round brown zooxanthellae. But also surprised to find smaller, less pigmented, irregular shaped, rapidly wiggling spinning things in the sample too. They seemed to glob up and accumulate other material nearby.
I googled images of the motile phase of symbiodinium, but they have the same pigmentation and approximate size as the others. Didn't seem a match.

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I also saw the same thing from pulsing xenia sample.


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Very nice. I have a bunch of xenia in my mantis tank I want to do that with.


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Very cool thread. Thanks for taking the time to post these.


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