DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXPIRED Vote on voting thread. RULES: 1) Be a 3reef Member - Not a member of 3reef? - Register Now! 2) Submit YouTube video to 3reef video group: youtube.com/group/3reef 3) Follow theme THEMES (CHOOSE 1): - A tip or trick you use to help with your aquarium - Tour of your equipment and the role each piece plays - Your maintenance routine - A frag technique you have been successful with - A DIY project related to your tank Now is your chance to win a Seachem Pinnacle+ Reverse Osmosis™ 100 GPD RO/DI Filter! 8) This is a fantastic RO/DI filter with: - A real 100 GPD membrane! - Pressure Gauge! - Automatic shut-off valve! - John Guest© high impact poly quickfit fittings! More info: <a href="http://www.seachem.com/products/product_pages/Pinnacle%2BRO_DI.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Seachem Pinnacle+ RO/DI Filters</a> THE IDEA FOR 3reef VIDEO CONTEST #2: A short introduction on you and your reef tank via video following one of the the themes above. Yes, this means you should be in the video. YOU HAVE TO BE PHYSICALLY IN THE VIDEO. NARRATION DOES NOT COUNT. YOU MUST BE IN THE VIDEO TALKING ABOUT DETAILS IN RESPONSE TO ONE OF THE THEMES. We know this contest will be a blast. If you didn't see the last round of videos, check them out! We think it would great to actually see some of the faces behind the great 3reef members, hear about your experience and get a glimpse of your reef aquariums as well of course! The quality of the video should not be the most important thing here. We simply want to meet you and your tank. 3reef encourages you to use whatever you have - camera phones, web cams, video cameras - and make a fun video! 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) by May 19th. FIRST ENTRY FOR THIS CONTEST IS HERE: http://www.3reef.com/forums/3reef-video-contest-2/aquaboy-s-video-47805.html Check out aquaboy's great tour of his reef setup! ENTRY #2: http://www.3reef.com/forums/3reef-video-contest-2/marty-s-3reef-video-entry-47869.html Marty shows us his tank and DIY sump! ENTRY #3: http://www.3reef.com/forums/3reef-video-contest-2/brandon1023-s-video-entry-47884.html Brandon has some happy corals in his tank! ENTRY #4: http://www.3reef.com/forums/3reef-v...nagement-s-3reef-video-contest-2-a-47957.html WM's amazing DIY wavemaker! TO POST YOUR VIDEO: Go to contest board: 3reef Video Contest #2! - 3reef Forums Hit 'new thread' button. Start new thread, embed your video in the post using instructions below. To embed the video: <-- 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) Have fun with the videos! How about that prize?!?!! Who can't use a 100GPD RO/DI filter? ;D Look forward to seeing your video. matt ------------------------ HOW: If you have a reef-related video you would like to share, simply click the YouTube button 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. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 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 you are banned. 2) Please post reef-related videos.