2010 3reef DIY Video Contest

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    2010 3reef DIY Video Contest
    1st Place - Marineland 24 Hour Lighting System
    2nd Place - Vortech MP10 Propeller Pump
    3rd Place - [STRIKE]Free Corals and 3reef Gear[/STRIKE] biOrb30 Aquarium!


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    It is time for another legendary 3reef Contest!
    In appreciation of all of you that helped 3reef have the best start yet to a new year, we have secured some serious gear to give away on 3reef! :eek: 8)
    All you need is a video camera or camera phone and a moment to become a 3reef member and you can win a Marineland 24 Hour Lighting System!

    [STRIKE]DEADLINE FOR YOUR SUBMISSION IS April 25th![/STRIKE]

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW MAY 16th!


    THE MAIN IDEA:

    Please make a Do-It-Yourself Video where you explain how to do something in three steps.


    3reef began as 'Three Steps To a Reef Aquarium.' We thought it would be fun to expand on the 3 steps theme with this contest.

    Some 3 Step Examples (that you can use):

    calcium reactor
    step 1 - the components/ parts required
    step 2 - the set up
    step 3 - fine tune and monitor - the dial in

    3 steps to
    dosing
    step 1 - the components needed
    step 2 - set up
    step 3 - monitoring and adjusting

    3 steps to
    sump build
    step 1 - what you need
    step 2 - construction
    step 3 - adding the pieces for it skimmer, pumps etc

    3 steps to
    coral fragging
    step 1 - preperation and things required
    step 2 - the cut
    step 3 - care of your new frag and mother colony - placement etc



    If you don't want to do a '3 steps' DIY video, feel free to just do a video with a '3' theme - what are the 3 most important things you have learned in this hobby? Or 3 dos and don'ts... be creative!

    This is NOT a 'show off my tank' video, to qualify, you must be follow the guidelines above - the point is to share your knowledge with others here.

    FYI - the titles are nice, but I am hoping for a bit more personal stuff like your own voice occasionally or for you to actually be in it like previous video contests here... (look in the archives board).

    3reef.com - Archives


    Start the gears turning! :) And thanks again for supporting 3reef.com. It's truly appreciated.

    Tips to win this contest:
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/2010-3reef-diy-video-contest/tips-win-3reef-contest-86316.html


    TO QUALIFY:

    1) Register on 3reef.com
    2) Have at least 15 posts in the forum
    3) Submit your DIY video

    HERE ARE EXAMPLE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS CONTESTS (without 3 theme):







    Once you have made your video... Start a thread here on this board with your video using the YouTube button above the post box (details below).


    To embed the video:
    [​IMG] <-- THIS IS THE BUTTON! :) Found above the text box when you are typing a new post.

    Then put the ID of your video in between the tags like this:

    Code:
    [ youtube ]iW7dtZIwISA[/ youtube ]
    (I added the spaces around the word 'youtube' for demo'ing. )


    Your Video will be voted on by visitors and members of 3reef.com.
    8) 8)

    (voting date to follow)

    HOW:



    A quick search found these:
    Free Ultra Video Editor freeware download - powerfull video editing program ,you can apply varity and wide range of effects - Best Freeware Download
    Avidemux 2.5.0 Freeware download page - tested and reviewed software downloads from SnapFiles

    And a list of video editing freeware here:
    Free video editing software list for all platforms.

    If you have a reef-related video you would like to share, simply click the YouTube button [​IMG] found above the new post message box and add the video ID! (ex: Zi_v3GSHyTA) It's as simple as that!

    HOW TO UPLOAD VIDEOS:

    1) Create an account on YouTube.com. It's free.
    2) Look at their suggestions for video compression. They are helpful. Videos must be 100meg or less.
    3) I recommend virtualdub at virtualdub.org to compress videos. I compressed the video in this example from 379megs down to 44megs with little more than setting the video compression to mpeg4, lowering sound quality to 8bit mono and resizing it to 320x240. I think I should have done 340 I think as I don't think the ratio was quite right, but you get the idea.
    4) After uploading the video to youtube, grab the video ID to post here.


    ADD YOUR VIDEO TO THE GOOGLE 3REEF GROUP:

    I created a video group on google called 3reef. Please add your videos to that group. Here is the link to the group:
    3reef Group on Google

    All you have to do is click the 'Add to Groups' link found under your video player on the Google site. I think it would be really cool if we link all our videos to that group so we get a nice video library going. What'ya say?

    RULES FOR VIDEOS ON 3REEF:

    1) The usual, as with YouTube policies, no porn or anything illegal or you are banned.

    2) Please post reef-related videos.


    THANKS

    BIG THANKS TO MARINELAND FOR THE AMAZING HALIDE LAMP!
    Marineland - Smart Design. Superior Performance.

    BIG THANKS TO 3reef SPONSOR BIG AL FOR THE VORTECH MP10!
    Big Al's Online - Aquarium Supplies, Cheap Dog Supplies, Fish Supplies, Best Cat Toys


    BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT COME TO 3reef EVERY DAY!!


    This will be great!

    matt


    If you are not a 3reef member yet, you must..

    REGISTER NOW

    TO QUALIFY TO WIN.
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

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    Prizes

    1st Place -MarineLand 24 Hour Lighting System


    Sophisticated 24-Hour Lighting System


    Integrated 3-mode light systems designed to match Marineland® aquariums and canopies. Separate timing of each light type makes possible a completely customizable light profile, so you can enjoy your aquarium at any hour.



    • Satisfy the 24-hour needs of marine, reef, plant, or freshwater life.
    • Integrated 3-mode digital timer, for a completely customizable light profile.
    • Highest light output in their class: a balanced mix of HQI metal halide, high-output T5 fluorescent, and LED moonlight simulation.
    • Each light type controlled by its own three-mode digital timer.
    Unlike other three-mode lighting systems, each Marine Series fixture features:


    • Five lengths—24 in.*, 36 in., 48 in., 60 in., and 72 in.—to fit most aquarium sizes.
    • High intensity 14,000K HQI metal halide lamps. 24 and 36 in. models–one each; 48 and 60 in. models–two each; 72 in. model–three each. Each lamp 150 watts.
    • HO T5 actinic lamps to intensify the blue wavelengths. Penetrate deeper, especially to meet the photosynthetic needs of invertebrates. 24 in.–four 24-watt lamps. 36 in.–four 39-watt lamps. 48 and 60 in.–four 54-watt lamps. 72 in.–eight 39-watt lamps.
    • LED accent lights to replicate moonlight and help coral reproduction and nighttime viewing and feeding. 24 and 36 in.–two 1-watt LEDs each. 46 and 60 in.–four 1-watt LEDs each. 72 in.–six 1-watt LEDs.
    • Single 12 ft. cord for easiest installation and maintenance.
    • Internal electronic ballasts.
    • Interchangeable accent strips.
    • Adjustable legs are included.
    • Wire hanging kit available separately for above-tank installation.
    Four foot model shown.

    Our Products
     

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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Prizes

    2nd Place - Vortech MP10 Propeller Pump

    VorTech pumps are beautiful in their simplicity. With their patented design, a magnetic couple transmits motion through your aquarium glass, while clamping the assembly against your tank.

    These revolutionary pumps are easily repositioned and deliver the smallest in-tank footprint of any comparable pump. Designed specifically for nano-reef aquariums, the MP10 is a small yet powerful pump. It is ideally suited for aquariums 2.5-50 gallons in size; producing 200 to 1,575 gallons per hour.

    The MP10 produces low velocity gentle water current. It actually creates an undertow along your sand bed! Additionally, because the flow pattern is so wide, there is no reason to direct the flow. Simply place the pump on the back or side or your aquarium, and flow will be created throughout the entire system.

    Take full control of the flow with the 7 operational modes (constant speed, reef crest, lagoon, short pulse, long pulse, night, and feeding). The MP10 is also energy efficient, consuming only 18 watts to produce an incredible 1,575 gallons per hour! Maximum aquarium wall thickness: 3/8". 2.25" clearance needed behind aquarium.

    More from Big Al's Online:
    VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump - Wavemakers - Wavemakers at BigalsOnline
     

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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Are you serious? NOBODY has replied to this? :eek:

    Nobody wants this nice halide lamp?
    Nobody wants this Vortech Pump?

    Ok... I guess I will keep this stuff. :)


    matt
     
  6. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    those are some hardcore prizes!!!!!!



    THANKS A TON BIG AL'S, MARINELAND AND MATT!!
     
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    Great idea Matt! And those prizes are FREAKIN AWESOME!!!

    Just in time to..I'm just putting together the parts for a couple DIY items. But I don't believe I can fit any one of the three seperate builds into a ten minute video and have it make sense so are multi-part vids eligible?
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Give it some thought and try to boil it down to one 10 minute video - multi-parts do not work as it makes voting hard and this keeps the lines clean with submissions and fairness regarding entries.

    Glad to see some responses! Glad you like the prizes. :)
     
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    My vid woulda been as long as Stephen King's "The Stand" :D
     
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    Here are some other ideas for everybody:

    3 steps to, success!
    step 1- water quality
    step 2- lighting
    step 3- flow

    3 steps to, flow
    step 1- pumps, powerheads, closed loop
    step 2- placement of PH's or holes for closed loop)
    step 3- rock placement

    3 steps to, an SPS dominated tank
    step 1- the big 3 (as Steve Wright calls them :) ) Ca, Alk, Mg supplementation and maintenance. (do you dose manually, use a Ca. reactor, use dosing pumps)
    step 2- lighting, what's your scheme
    step 3- flow, how do you accomplish it.
     
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  12. Matt Rogers

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    Thanks Larry for the ideas. Good ones!


    Here is something else to note I just added to the 1st post:


    FYI - the titles are nice, but I am hoping for a bit more personal stuff like your own voice occasionally or for you to actually be in it like previous video contests here... (look in the archives board).

    3reef.com - Archives