Re: NANFA-L-- photo tank

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:45:29 -0400

That is also my objective (the peak part anyway), and what I'm saying is you
can keep them in the white bucket and STILL photograph them-in-PEAK color
even an HOUR later or MORE if you put dark gravel on the bottom and don't
heat them up. Just bypass the whole danged black bucket thing! We've found
a way around it, but if you wanna make 30 trips to the photo tank, after
_cooling off_ the black bucket that was sitting there heating up, waiting
for its moment to transport your prized specimen, by all means, spend your
day :)

In my case... Those camera thingies and pictures for "education's sake" get
in the way of my Inner Gollum! I'd prefer to just go "Yeah... It probably
needs a stream water recharge" and then keep on rollin' ;)

The Madness (tm)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Scharpf" <>

> I don't disagree that darker buckets heat faster than lighter-colored
> But if your objective is to photograph a freshly-caught fish in peak
> then it makes sense to catch fish, immediately transport it to the photo
> tank in a dark bucket, photograph it, then either release it or place it
> a white bucket or cooler for longer-term storage. Any aquarist should know
> that darker gravel brings out the colors better than lighter gravel.

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