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PostSubject: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:58 am

We visited this aquarium in Co. Kerry last week. There was a great selection of Marine species here, both Coldwater and Tropical in a selection of various tank types. Alas, the corals were mostly fake which is a pity but the fish were very healthy looking and very colourful. As I was unable to use flash photography, the quality isn't as good as I'd like but you get the idea. Very Happy

Tropical Marine tanks containing Red Sea species such as Damselfish and French Angelfish


Also, Blue Tangs and Clownfish.



Gobies and Blennies and a Longnose Hawkfish



Cylindrical Coral Reef Tank containing species such as Tangs, Pufferfish and Wrasse plus some Starfish


Butterfly Copperbanded and Foxface


Reidi Seahorses


There was a fab Sting Ray tank where you could actually stroke the rays. They seemed to like it too and poked their noses up above the water in anticipation.

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:04 am

When I saw your freshwater photos I was hoping there would be a marine version Smile

Absolutely great photos Mary - you have officially joined the ranks of the 'Good Fish Photographers League'

I wonder why they use fake coral - just to make things easier to manage I guess - less to go wrong, but as you say the coopur of the fish make up for it. I do like the cylindrical tank, that looks great, but the prize for me was the seahorses and the starfish.

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:40 am

Well it certainly pushed my photography skills to the limit, having to fiddle with the settings to make up for the lack of flash. They turned out quite well though. The Seahorses and Sting Rays were my favourites - and J.J.'s too, as you can see. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:52 am

no corals mean less lighting. T8 would suffice.
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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:22 pm

great pics mary that place looks fantastic must visit one of the aquariums around the country.





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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:37 am

My OH is prob sick of aquariums at this stage I'd say as whenever I visit anywhere that has one, I insist on visiting...Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dingle Aquarium - Marine Tanks   Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:22 pm

the pic of the star fish is very nice as is the one of the ray.




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