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Wiskey
07/11/2017, 09:31 PM
Just a couple fun top down pics I took the other day.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35010679314_4258227b55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VkLTcY)IMG_8618 (https://flic.kr/p/VkLTcY) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4212/35010678084_eecc1b1cba_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VkLSQL)IMG_8626 (https://flic.kr/p/VkLSQL) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/35718908371_6718725c4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WqmK2M)IMG_8641 (https://flic.kr/p/WqmK2M) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35681769552_16e32a6ddc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wn5oXj)IMG_8639 (https://flic.kr/p/Wn5oXj) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Whiskey

Cheapreef
07/11/2017, 09:41 PM
Awesome looking monti cap and digi.

reefmutt
07/12/2017, 07:54 AM
Nice! Great colour.
We need a better shot of the yellow coral upper right in pic 3. Looks niiice!

Wiskey
07/12/2017, 10:03 AM
Awesome looking monti cap and digi.

Thank you! I really love that Digi. Blue base, Orange polyps, and yellow tips!

Whiskey

Wiskey
07/12/2017, 10:05 AM
Nice! Great colour.
We need a better shot of the yellow coral upper right in pic 3. Looks niiice!

Thank you!!! That coral is a RR Pink Floyd, One of my favorites!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4260/34741182883_7704963cf8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UVXDiM)IMG_8553 (https://flic.kr/p/UVXDiM) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Whiskey

borris
07/12/2017, 10:20 AM
nice caps also the forest fire is best I have seen

Pife
07/12/2017, 11:16 AM
Great pictures. I need to show my pink Floyd frag your picture to motivate it! Looks like you're getting some great growth.

Wiskey
07/12/2017, 11:42 AM
nice caps also the forest fire is best I have seen

Thank you!

You know? It's funny. I've seen some people call this one a forest fire, but I've also seen it called a rainbow digi. That's what I bought it as if I'm remembering right. I also have a forest fire, and that one is a dark green base, with dark green tips, and orange pylops. This one has blue base, orange pylops and yellow-green tips. It's my nicest digi by far, I've always struggled to get good green out of my forest fire.

Whiskey

Wiskey
07/12/2017, 11:45 AM
Great pictures. I need to show my pink Floyd frag your picture to motivate it! Looks like you're getting some great growth.

Thank you!!! I've been following your build thread for a little while now! You have a very nice tank,.. too bad about what Photobucket did to us all :( I look forward to seeing it!

I had a little hiccup lately, but overall I am getting great growth! Here is an FTS. The birdsnest corals are starting to take over a bit:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4262/35681767842_d7fcd14fe6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wn5orQ)IMG_8655 (https://flic.kr/p/Wn5orQ) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

It is cool how the BN corals grow together though!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4207/35347898342_9d4f00ff28_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VRzdF9)IMG_8523 (https://flic.kr/p/VRzdF9) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Whiskey

borris
07/12/2017, 11:53 AM
Thank you!

You know? It's funny. I've seen some people call this one a forest fire, but I've also seen it called a rainbow digi. That's what I bought it as if I'm remembering right. I also have a forest fire, and that one is a dark green base, with dark green tips, and orange pylops. This one has blue base, orange pylops and yellow-green tips. It's my nicest digi by far, I've always struggled to get good green out of my forest fire.

Whiskey

Yeah I have seen them called rainbow and forest fire. You are correct forest fire usually as green base but over here the blue based one is called forest fire as we don't see the green base one much either way that's one nice montipora

Cheapreef
07/12/2017, 12:13 PM
Thank you!

You know? It's funny. I've seen some people call this one a forest fire, but I've also seen it called a rainbow digi. That's what I bought it as if I'm remembering right. I also have a forest fire, and that one is a dark green base, with dark green tips, and orange pylops. This one has blue base, orange pylops and yellow-green tips. It's my nicest digi by far, I've always struggled to get good green out of my forest fire.

Whiskey

Yeah def not a forest fire, sounds like a cool digi wish we could get more variaty up here. The forest fire I have is white base lime green tips and orange polyps.
And wow that RR Pink Floyd looks amazing, I'm more a milli guy but that picture made me look up as see what they were worth from the place I ship in from.

reefmutt
07/12/2017, 01:02 PM
Thank you!!! That coral is a RR Pink Floyd, One of my favorites!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4260/34741182883_7704963cf8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UVXDiM)IMG_8553 (https://flic.kr/p/UVXDiM) by Wiskey2727 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Whiskey

Oh baby!! I'm in love.
Gotta get me a Pink Floyd. I've killed a few..
Super nice.
Love that seri macro.

Wiskey
07/13/2017, 10:04 AM
Oh baby!! I'm in love.
Gotta get me a Pink Floyd. I've killed a few..
Super nice.
Love that seri macro.

Thank you Matt! I love the Pink Floyd,.. That RR Lady in Pink of yours is stunning as well though! I love all the colors that are available in this hobby!

Whiskey

Fonn
07/14/2017, 12:32 PM
Beautiful Pink Floyd, also love the complimentary colors of your monti, very stand out :inlove:

reefmutt
07/15/2017, 12:51 PM
Thank you Matt! I love the Pink Floyd,.. That RR Lady in Pink of yours is stunning as well though! I love all the colors that are available in this hobby!

Whiskey

That's exactly what makes sps keeping so alluring. Not to mention how a coral like the lady in pink can look so different in different tank conditions..
And then other corals like the Pink Floyd have one true coloration when looking their best..

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 04:47 PM
Beautiful Pink Floyd, also love the complimentary colors of your monti, very stand out :inlove:

Thank you Fonn! I'm thrilled with how the monties came out as well! That was the whole reason I made the top down box in fact :)

Whiskey

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 04:50 PM
That's exactly what makes sps keeping so alluring. Not to mention how a coral like the lady in pink can look so different in different tank conditions..
And then other corals like the Pink Floyd have one true coloration when looking their best..

For sure! Not to mention the constant challenge! It seems like keeping these tanks at their peak should be allot easier than it is.

I've been doing this for 25 years and I still regularly learn new things.

Whiskey

ca1ore
07/15/2017, 08:55 PM
Thank you Matt! I love the Pink Floyd,..

Nice coral. Echoes of a piece I used to have. Going to have to run like hell to the LFS tomorrow, if I have the time and the money. Though I'm on the thin ice with the ex these days after putting a hole in the wall for yet another tank. Hee hee.

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 10:13 PM
Nice coral. Echoes of a piece I used to have. Going to have to run like hell to the LFS tomorrow, if I have the time and the money. Though I'm on the thin ice with the ex these days after putting a hole in the wall for yet another tank. Hee hee.

With the EX? Is that an issue?
I say do it!!! There is always time for more coral! I ordered a Kalk reactor and 4 replacement T5 bulbs this week :D
(My wife see's the boxes but so far hasn't had any questions)

Whiskey

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 10:15 PM
This is fun! Does't fit in the SPS forum but I'm sure some of you will enjoy it.

This was an 8 hour time lapse of a small Zoa colony, it amazes me that they are always up to stuff. They close, open get smaller, get bigger etc. Pics were 1 per min.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CK4maOabCuY?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Whiskey

ca1ore
07/15/2017, 10:19 PM
Naah, was trying to weave as many Pink Floyd titles into my post as a joke. FWIW, there are six. Coral IS really nice though.

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 10:24 PM
Naah, was trying to weave as many Pink Floyd titles into my post as a joke. FWIW, there are six. Coral IS really nice though.

I can't believe I missed that! It must not have gotten over my wall, or perhaps it's just that I'm comfortably numb. Let me see if I can find them. I do have high hopes! And maybe this thread will be coming back to life. :beer:

On Thin Ice
Echos
Run like Hell
Time
Money
The Wall

Right?

ca1ore
07/15/2017, 10:51 PM
Yep, u got 'em. Was trying to get CN in there, nicely done :)

Wiskey
07/15/2017, 11:16 PM
Yep, u got 'em. Was trying to get CN in there, nicely done :)

Thank you! Nice job to you on remembering that Echos even exists. That song took up an entire side on my Meddle LP as I recall. Those albums were not nearly as popular as Dark Side, or The Wall.

Whiskey

Big E
07/16/2017, 03:23 AM
Lookin good Whiskey:thumbsup:

Wiskey
07/17/2017, 05:45 PM
Thanks Big E!!

Whiskey

Pife
07/17/2017, 09:27 PM
With the EX? Is that an issue?
I say do it!!! There is always time for more coral! I ordered a Kalk reactor and 4 replacement T5 bulbs this week :D
(My wife see's the boxes but so far hasn't had any questions)

Whiskey


How are you planning on setting up your kalk reactor? I have one waiting in the wings.

This is fun! Does't fit in the SPS forum but I'm sure some of you will enjoy it.

This was an 8 hour time lapse of a small Zoa colony, it amazes me that they are always up to stuff. They close, open get smaller, get bigger etc. Pics were 1 per min.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CK4maOabCuY?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Whiskey


I've been wanting to do this with my new tank. How do I go about setting something up to take a picture a day or whatever time lapse?

Wiskey
07/17/2017, 10:59 PM
How are you planning on setting up your kalk reactor? I have one waiting in the wings.




I've been wanting to do this with my new tank. How do I go about setting something up to take a picture a day or whatever time lapse?

Well! With the Kalk reactor, it has a non-sealing lid so I plan to put it in the sump and have my ATO feed it. It will gravity drain into my sump. I plan to put in some safety checks using my APEX to kill topoff if the PH gets too high.

As far as the timelapse goes, it depends. For this one I used an intervolometer connected to my Canon T4i. This took photos every min until I stopped it. I then used a program called virtualDub (free) to stitch the photos together into a time lapse video.

As far as long term time lapses go, I use a small linux computer called a Raspberry pi to take photos every couple hours and save them to a flash drive. This computer combines photos from a week ago, a month ago, and two months ago and publishes them to my website every night.

Here is the basic setup, but I've now made a mount for it out of acrylic and mounted it to my hood. I had issues with the cell phone mount falling off the tank.

http://whiskey.xj42.com/home/raspberry-pi-timelapse

Here is the kindof shots I get with it. Click on the images to see the full sized version:
http://whiskey.xj42.com/home/growth/dailygif

Whiskey