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Old 04/19/2018, 06:08 AM   #326
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Here's my new dosing schedule.
I'll switch from Brightwell to Aquaforest in the next couple of months.
More concentrate products in smaller bottles means cheaper shipping cost wich, for who lives out of Europe/EUA, is a good thing.
Besides that, the results of AF are already proven, so I'll give it a shot.

SEG – TLF Ferrion 20ml / TLF Strontium 10ml / AF Vitality 10 drops

TER – Brightwell Koralle 30 ml / Brightwell Borochrom 15 ml

QUA – AF Fluorine 10 drops / AF Micro E 10 drops/ AF Amino 20 drops

QUI – AF Energy 20 drops/ TLF Ferrion 30 ml

SEX – Brightwell Borochrom 15 ml / TLF Strontium 10 ml

SAB – Brightwell Koralcolor 10 ml / Brightwell Lugol 5 drops / Nyos Coral Nectar 20 drops

DOM – Brightwell Koralle 30 ml




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Old 04/19/2018, 08:27 AM   #327
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Alex - fantastic video. Much inspiration here for me! I love the coral placements and how you have used color to your advantage. Simply stunning!


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Old 04/19/2018, 08:53 AM   #328
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Alex - fantastic video. Much inspiration here for me! I love the coral placements and how you have used color to your advantage. Simply stunning!

Thanks man!

I think a lot before buy new frags......about color, formation, growth rate and pattern, etc....
At the end, it's all about balance.


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Old 04/20/2018, 10:16 PM   #329
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Old 04/21/2018, 12:38 PM   #330
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fabulous pic!


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Old 04/22/2018, 09:33 AM   #331
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Some growth progression

14/04/2017


20/04/2018


17/02/2017


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Old 04/22/2018, 09:37 AM   #332
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A beautiful and interesting animal.....
A photosynthetic gorgonian. Blue/purple body with brown polips.




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Old 04/22/2018, 09:41 AM   #333
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Micromussas....THE very slow growers at this moment.
I'll improve the target feeding to try to change this.



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Old 04/22/2018, 04:39 PM   #334
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Old 04/28/2018, 03:41 PM   #335
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Old 04/28/2018, 03:42 PM   #336
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Aiptasias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04/28/2018, 03:46 PM   #337
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Long Spine Urchin



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Old 04/28/2018, 03:49 PM   #338
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Some yellow.....


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Old 04/28/2018, 05:07 PM   #339
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I am unfamiliar with that Anthias. It looks awesome! Time to do some research.


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Old 04/29/2018, 01:27 AM   #340
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great picture of the anthias. Can you share your picture/camera settings and lens details?
I love the cooperi, I have 3 pieces as well.


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Hi janci,

I did it with my Canon EOS Rebel XSi with a regular 18~55mm Canon lens.

ISO 1600
Aperture - 5,6
Exposure time 1/80
Focal lenght - 55mm
WB in Custom mode

Did some crop and post processing using Adobe photoshop CS3.
I basically increase gamma, contrast ans brightness in my photos, to make them look more vivid.

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Hi janci,
I did it with my Canon EOS Rebel XSi with a regular 18~55mm Canon lens.
Thank you Alex.
I have been trying to take pictures with the 100mm macro lens but the fish moves too fast to get them well focussed.
I guess I will try again with the normal 18-55mm lens as well.


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Thank you Alex.
I have been trying to take pictures with the 100mm macro lens but the fish moves too fast to get them well focussed.
I guess I will try again with the normal 18-55mm lens as well.
Janci,

In my opinion the biggest problem shooting fishes isn't the lens, is the exposure time.
Anything slower than 1/100 will give some blur.
Try to raise the ISO and the aperture size to keep the exposure time around 1/100.
The 18~55 ins't a good lens...Its luminosity is very poor and I only managed to get 5,6 of aperture at 55mm of focal lenght.
I don't know the 100mm Macro very well but if it can give you a little more aperture (around f4,0 or f2,8) , indeed it's a better call.

About the focus, the 18~55mm that I have is the regular one, so the focus isn't the USM.
Any Canon lens with USM resource will give you a faster focus.

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Now a have a trio

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Old 05/05/2018, 02:04 PM   #345
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Hi Alex,

The tank is simply amazing!
How many fishes you have now? What do you feed them and how often?


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The tank is simply amazing!
How many fishes you have now? What do you feed them and how often?


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Thanks!
I have something about 15 fishes, mostly medium/small ones...
I feed them with Bcuk Marine flakes, Calanus Flakes and grounded shrimp 3 or 4 times a day...sometimes 5 times....it varies due to my available time at home...
I feed them with Nori too....once in a while...

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Two of my favorites palys


Uther Chaos


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