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Just a few awful photos of the new stock. Lovely stuff.
Got some cuc for the frag tank. Mainly hermits and a few more peppermint shrimp.
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Reply #46

Nice. Is that a Goniopora?
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Reply #47

No a galaxea coral. I know how hard the goni's are to care for so avoid them.

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Reply #48

Give the galaxea plenty of space, they are considered aggressive and have very long sweepers.  Very nice btw.
Is that also an Australian traccy?
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #49

The other three are a Scolymia, Hammer and Pagoda.

I was told about the galaxea's stingers. Its is placed in an isolated spot at the moment until I view the length of the sweepers and decide how daring to be with its placement. Its an awesome colour though. Thanks for the kind words.

I only wish I could capture better photos. I really struggle. I put this down to a combination of a phone camera and my led lights. Need to borrow a DSLR!

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Reply #50

Make sure you never use the flash. Try not being at anything but 90 degrees with the front glass. Turn room lighting off/close curtains to reduce glare/reflections. Turn off water movement for photos.  Etc.
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Reply #51

Yeah even with all that I'm not happy with the results  :(

Admittedly those particular shots followed none of those rules! But still, my money is on my phones disagreement with the led lights. Will try again tomorrow!

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Reply #52

 It's just that the camera isn't expecting such strange light. So it's auto white balance can't figure it out. If you can set the white balance in your camera app, or edit and set the. White balance afterwards, you'll get better results. :)

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Reply #53

I have a few pre-sets available for white balance. Florescent/cloudy/etc I'll see if that helps.
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Reply #54

Oh right. That'll absolutely help. That's the most important setting for colour on a camera.  :glad:
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Getting there ;)


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Reply #56

thats better
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #57

FTS just because... Should start a tank thread!

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Reply #58

Wow Ollie that's a great picture. Is that with your phone?

Yes you should.  :grin:

How is the bare bottom going?
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Reply #59

Yeah just my nexus 4. I just remembered that my mother has a bridge camera so will have to have a go with that on a tripod.

The bare bottom approach is working well I think. Seeing all the waste is an eye opener for sure. Also is nice not having the sand blow everywhere. Ive got a big flat piece of gsp that I'm going to glue to the exposed glass as I think it would be cool to grow that across the bottom, maybe with some mushrooms and ricordia intertwined.
I need to set up a sort of spay bar at the back of my egg crate though as currently all the detritus gathers right at the back making removal more awkward than it should be. I think half the trouble is my return hits the front glass and pushes everything under. I may play around with the return first as I imagine the spay bar will clog.
Its all a learning curve  :grin:

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