Submit your YouTube video, win a Red Sea C-Skim 1200 Protein Skimmer! It is time for another infamous 3reef Video Contest! Submission deadline extended to March 29th! Now every member that submits a video for this contest with receive a free 3reef shirt and bumper sticker! All you need is a video camera or camera phone and a moment to become a 3reef member and you can win a Red Sea C-Skim 1200 Skimmer! THE IDEA: We have a great new server, site and members - It is time to get the word out on 3reef and we need your help! So we are asking that you come up with a clever way of promoting 3reef in your neighborhood, ie - banners, flyers, promotional events, etc. (that is legal and effective ) and upload your video to YouTube and post it here to win this awesome skimmer! The skinny: 1) Create a video that publicly promotes 3Reef.com 2) Judgment will be made on creativity and public reactions 3) Videos should not involve anything illegal what so ever 4) Videos should not paint 3reef in a negative way to the general public 5) Videos should not contain copyrighted material 6) Videos can not be digitally created. Example 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 [STRIKE]March 15th.[/STRIKE] EXTENDED TO March 29th! 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) We think this contest will be a blast. Have fun with the videos. And let us know how this incredible C-skim 1200 skimmer from Red Sea will work in your aquarium! hahahaa. ;D Look forward to seeing you soon. matt SPECIAL THANKS TO Red Sea FOR THE C-Skim 1200 SKIMMER! You guys rock! ------------------------ 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. 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.