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ssick92
09/22/2013, 05:14 PM
Hey everyone,

It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to take some pictures of my tank. My tank is in San Luis Obispo but I was working in LA this summer, so it basically just did it's own thing. I came up about once a month to make sure nothing was critically wrong. The only bad things that happened was my ATO tube got kinked for a week so my salinity shot up to 1.029 and my calcium went up to about 550 for awhile. I brought them back slowly and now everything is all good again. I lost most of my hard corals, both LPS and SPS, but my softies are all huge now!

I had an old thread, but since it is a new apartment, I figured I would start a new thread. Here is the link to my old thread with additional photos: Old Photo Thread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2258652&highlight=my+recent+pics)

Here are some pictures of my newest corals that I just picked up after summer. I will add a FTS soon.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885059686/" title="True Undata by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/9885059686_4e3a7b8e28_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="True Undata"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885059126/" title="Seasons Greetings Chalice by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/9885059126_7e5566e94c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Seasons Greetings Monti"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885058886/" title="RBTA by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/9885058886_c918c94928_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="RBTA"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885028855/" title="Pocillopora by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/9885028855_43cf918348_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Pocillopora"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885028835/" title="Green Star Polyps Macro by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/9885028835_909e581c52_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Green Star Polyps Macro"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885028815/" title="Green Zoas by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/9885028815_542ba29a5e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Green Zoas"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885028395/" title="Branch Monti Stack by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/9885028395_de0217e9d7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Branch Monti Stack"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885028045/" title="Blue Edge Monti by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/9885028045_c976ab61ec_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Blue Edge Monti"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9885027445/" title="Acro by ssick92, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/9885027445_cc61255dcc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="Acro"></a>

Misled
09/22/2013, 05:40 PM
Looks good John!!! Welcome back!!!

Creative1
09/23/2013, 09:10 AM
Absolutely beautiful!! Can you tell me what camera and lens you used?

jdaniels175
09/23/2013, 09:21 AM
canon t3i, EF100mm f/2.8 USM

If you click on the picture, it takes you to fliker, then click the 3 little dots on the lower right of the screen. choose show EXIF data, and it will tell you everything about the picture.

jroovers
09/24/2013, 10:50 AM
Terrific shots John, I like the undata and season's greetings monti especially

10sojs
09/24/2013, 01:37 PM
Very clean shot!

ssick92
09/24/2013, 01:41 PM
canon t3i, EF100mm f/2.8 USM

If you click on the picture, it takes you to fliker, then click the 3 little dots on the lower right of the screen. choose show EXIF data, and it will tell you everything about the picture.

Yup, that's exactly right. I use a tripod, and remote for corals and post process a little in Lightroom. When I shoot fish I don't use a tripod and I shoot on Continuous mode.

coral102
09/24/2013, 05:05 PM
Beautiful, well done!:thumbsup:

SavingOurSeas
09/24/2013, 09:07 PM
Definitely tips I can accommodate into my own photography sessions whenever I decide to get serious about learning how to use the t3i.

AZWREEFER
09/25/2013, 12:19 AM
What editing software are you using?

ssick92
09/25/2013, 02:52 AM
What editing software are you using?

I use Lightroom for all of my photo editing, although I don't usually do a whole lot more other than add a vignette. I do up the contrast a little on some of them to give them a little extra POP.

ZorroV
10/01/2013, 01:16 AM
Amazing shots

ynot65
10/01/2013, 01:33 AM
Wow

Real Reefer
10/01/2013, 01:49 AM
Awesome pics! Corals look great to!

ssick92
11/11/2013, 05:17 PM
Here's a few more from today.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/10809626573_088f06fff5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809626573/)
Zoanthid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809626573/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/10809367866_9ee0e2dcb9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809367866/)
Tricolor Acro (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809367866/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/10809627063_81e6f8f79d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809627063/)
Sunset Montipora (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809627063/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I picked this up at the LFS for a huge discount because it wasn't doing so hot. I'm nursing it back to health and you can see the new pink coloring on the tips. It is supposed to be Red Planet but it's going to need a lot of coloring up...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/10809368406_8e6937f3a8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809368406/)
Red Planet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809368406/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10809627523_e8e7499a2f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809627523/)
Red Montipora (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809627523/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/10809368956_b285056580_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809368956/)
Mushroom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]03/10809368956/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/10809368635_98c3ef243d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809368635/)
Green Branch Montipora (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809368635/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10809505804_11efcfd59c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809505804/)
Yellow Watchman Goby (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809505804/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/10809369756_c73fafc905_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809369756/)
FTS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809369756/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

djberg
12/01/2013, 09:50 PM
I really shouldn't habe opened this thread... great now I have to have a macro lens...

Phenominal shooting!

basmith
12/02/2013, 04:52 PM
Great pics! :)

fishNcars
12/02/2013, 06:08 PM
How big is the watchman, he looks huge!

Erik2514
12/12/2013, 04:12 PM
wat lights do u have on this? your pics are amazing by the way!!

ssick92
12/12/2013, 05:50 PM
How big is the watchman, he looks huge!

He is about 3.5" long and he loves to eat so he stays pretty fat as well. He has been in my tanks the longest so he's been in there for about 2 years.

wat lights do u have on this? your pics are amazing by the way!!

I have a TX5 which is a 5x39w T5 fixture made by Aquactinics. I currently have in it 3 blue+, an aquablue special, and a coral+, all made by ATI.

Thanks everyone for the kind words!

igot2gats
12/18/2013, 09:04 AM
Here's a few more from today.


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10809505804_11efcfd59c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809505804/)
Yellow Watchman Goby (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10809505804/) by ssick92 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr



Wow. This one is tremendous! Great action shot!

tysmith
12/20/2013, 12:45 PM
How do you get your pictures to show up in the forum so large? I have tried to upload photos before but has a 800x800 limit. I see that you are using flickr how do you insert the photos that way?

Sps Dream
12/21/2013, 12:29 PM
Well done.

Kaman8
12/27/2013, 08:37 AM
Love your aquarium.........all the corals are so beautiful

MRCYCS805
12/27/2013, 08:40 AM
Looking good those pics are sweet nice shooting!!!! How do you like the aquatinics fixture ive been thinking of swooping up the 7 bulb one

WhySoDavid
12/27/2013, 10:22 PM
Love the shots! Amazing

slyjosh
12/27/2013, 10:36 PM
These are awesome, thanks for sharing!

reefpro21
12/28/2013, 03:51 AM
really nice corals and really nice pictures, i like the colors of the coral to.

flyingclay
12/30/2013, 08:19 AM
crazy shots. How are you shooting them? I wish I could do half as well

ssick92
01/05/2014, 04:38 PM
crazy shots. How are you shooting them? I wish I could do half as well

I use a tripod and a remote shutter and make sure that the camera is directly perpendicular with the glass. I post process a little bit to add the vignette and ta-da.

Looking good those pics are sweet nice shooting!!!! How do you like the aquatinics fixture ive been thinking of swooping up the 7 bulb one

I definitely like it. No complaints whatsoever and it has been used by myself and my brother for about 8 or 9 years now. I think the 5 bulbs are a little much for my 30 gallon but the high light corals seem to loveeeeee it.

UMass14
01/05/2014, 05:34 PM
Great Work!

ssick92
01/31/2014, 05:45 PM
Here are some more pictures from today.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/12243508173_044dab253a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243508173/)
RBTA Clown (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243508173/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/12243902696_2345a72af9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243902696/)
Monti (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243902696/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/12243508623_f86625ed97_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243508623/)
Green SPS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243508623/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/12243751954_50b982f141_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243751954/)
Duncan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243751954/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/12243324795_7ffb228576_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243324795/)
Derasa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243324795/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/12243752494_9d4ae9169a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243752494/)
Candy Cane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243752494/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/12243752864_049794c484_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243752864/)
RBTAs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243752864/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

And here is a FTS from 1/31/14:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/12243324225_b75019200e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243324225/)
FTS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhelmuthphoto/12243324225/) by JHelmuthPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhelmuthphoto/), on Flickr

kochis4
02/01/2014, 08:20 PM
Love the FTS.