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MadTownMax
06/22/2006, 06:01 AM
I promised some pictures to the movers - thank you guys for all your help!

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916FTS_June_13-med.jpg

The new bulb I'm using (hamilton 13k - I think, Barry?) is proving to be more difficult to photograph than my old radium 20k - a lot more blue.

I've started using RawShooter essentials - a full-featured RAW image editing suite - many more options than the Canon RAW image editing software - now if I just knew how to use it :lol:

In either case - the Green-Tipped Red Bubble-tip anemone whipping back and forth in the flow is something a picture just can't capture - I'll have to record a small movie clip of it soon.

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916FTS_2_June_13.jpg

nanoreef16g
06/22/2006, 01:09 PM
Your tank is looking great bro and I have a few things that will make it look even better. Come and see me.

Safir
06/22/2006, 01:48 PM
Excellent MTM - don't know much about your camera or photography experience, but I can try to help you get teh color balance right - I am no expert, but probably a little above average when it comes to this.

MadTownMax
06/22/2006, 03:05 PM
lol - the color balance is really horrible in those isn't it :lol:

I just threw those togather before work this morning, and after posting them, I went to go look at my tank - which doesn't look like those at all.

I'm going to finally have some free time tonight, so I should be able to get something better.

wds21921
06/22/2006, 07:35 PM
Pfft forget the color balance, the tank is looking super nice :D !

Tbor
06/22/2006, 10:40 PM
Lookin' good MTM! Sorry I missed the move, I heard it was a blast tho... Shoot a gray card or white piece of paper under your lights and use that as the white point for your shots.

MadTownMax
06/23/2006, 09:03 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7611746#post7611746 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Tbor
Shoot a gray card or white piece of paper under your lights and use that as the white point for your shots.

I knew I was missing something - I did that with my old bulb (400W radium) and forgot to re-set the white balance with the new bulb - that should make things easier -

MadTownMax
06/26/2006, 10:21 PM
new white balance:

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916FTS_june26_lowres-med.jpg
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916clam_-_xenia-med.jpg
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916low-mid_tank.jpg
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/21916orange_yuma-med.jpg

Safir
06/26/2006, 11:38 PM
looks good, we'll have to come down and visit some time.

what kind of light does that leather you gave me want? i've got a nanao i think i'd like to put it in but it's only got a spiral compact flourescent light on it (think budget 'fuge light)

MadTownMax
06/27/2006, 05:52 AM
spiral flourescent will work - I had it in a 6-gallon nano cube w/ just an 18W compact flourescent and it grew well (you can click on the little red house for more info on that tank :) )

Safir
06/27/2006, 02:25 PM
this is about 4G with a "100W" daylight spiral bulb - the "birdlady special" xenia in there seems to be doing ok so i figured it'd be good to go.

it won't get lost in there like in teh big tank, and i need something to grow up and fill som eof the open space sinc ethere are no fish in there heh

MadTownMax
06/27/2006, 02:34 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7638933#post7638933 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Safir
i need something to grow up and fill som eof the open space sinc ethere are no fish in there heh

Well, if you take a look at that coral in the 6-gallon, and now in the 65-gallon, you'll see the size difference (this is about 8 months; November - June)

It should fill in that space quite quickly :thumbsup:

cmondo
06/29/2006, 11:47 AM
Hey Nick, what ever happened to that purple tang?

MadTownMax
06/29/2006, 04:38 PM
it's still in there, it was just hiding in the picture