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Old 04/07/2017, 02:56 PM   #976
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A Low Country Reef Tank....one more final upgrade

Working on FTS.....


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Old 04/08/2017, 10:30 AM   #977
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Pictures look great! Mine always look so blue even though the tank does not look like that. When its all together maybe I can learn how to get some good shots.
I have stayed in Mt. Pleasant a number of times. Even rode my motorcycle with my wife through it and Isle Of Palms on Halloween night. The Charleston area is awesome! I assume you have been to the aquarium there?


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Old 04/08/2017, 08:16 PM   #978
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Pictures look great! Mine always look so blue even though the tank does not look like that. When its all together maybe I can learn how to get some good shots.
I have stayed in Mt. Pleasant a number of times. Even rode my motorcycle with my wife through it and Isle Of Palms on Halloween night. The Charleston area is awesome! I assume you have been to the aquarium there?
Thank you for the kind words. What i have learned with leds and taking pictures is I find that if i turn down the blue leds significantly i can get better pictures and then do a little post picture editing.

This is a great area! We spend a lot of time at the aquarium. My kids have been heavily involved with fund raising events to help raise money to build the new turtle hospital they are working on. its truly a great place.


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Old 04/08/2017, 08:25 PM   #979
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well, still cant produce a good FTS but did get some nice pics of some new pieces........

Untitled by steven potter, on Flickr

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Old 04/08/2017, 10:07 PM   #980
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Wow Steve! Nice shots, nice colors, nice corals. You NEED to post an FTS!!


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Old 04/09/2017, 05:58 AM   #981
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Wow Steve! Nice shots, nice colors, nice corals. You NEED to post an FTS!!


Thanks Art! I took 30 FTS yesterday and not one was good!


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Old 04/09/2017, 08:53 AM   #982
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Then your standards are too high. You know us, we'll be impressed by anything!!


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Old 04/11/2017, 01:58 AM   #983
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Great thread start to finish, everything looks great!

RE a FTS - why dont you do a multi-shot panoramic and stitch it together - that way you end up with some great resolution and dont need any new lens


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Old 04/11/2017, 02:31 PM   #984
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Steve are you not able to get the whole tank in the shot? Let me know I will send you my 10-22mm for you to use.


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Old 07/12/2017, 07:50 AM   #985
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Any news on this tank?

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Old 07/15/2017, 02:49 PM   #986
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Any news on this tank?

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Well its been a roller coaster of a ride over the last 3 months. For the last 3 yrs we have had builder related issues with our new home. Last summer they had to replace our hard wood floors because of incorrect installation which caused our floors to pop due to not enough expansion room on the perimeter of the floor. However, when they replaced them last summer they didnt let the new hardwood acclimate at all and the floors immediately cupped and boards began to crack. After 8 months of fighting with the builder they agreed to replace them but said that they would only replace them if they were able to replace all of flooring including the area under my tank. I think they did that figuring I would say no way because it would require me taking down the tank. I had been thinking about making some system changes and this would be a good time and reason to do so.

So I began the task of selling all of my corals and when I was down to literally 3 pieces of sps left in my tank we received a call from the builder saying that they didnt want to do the work themselves anymore and would like to come up with a cash settlement on the work. Well after going back and forth with them for about 5 weeks on what we thought would be an acceptable amount, we finally agreed on a number and settled. I dont know if we will replace the floors again or just ride it out until we cant take the way it looks or decide to move. I did get some of my corals back from a guy that was having problems with his tank but now I am dealing with a cyano issue that is progressively getting worse. I did get lazy with maintenance since the tank was coming down so I have been little water changes every other day (5g) while syphoning detritus and cyano that has built up. Theres definitely never a dull moment in this hobby.


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Am I really doing all of this for a fish tank??????

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Old 07/15/2017, 04:52 PM   #987
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so is the 360 still running then?

That is pretty shi**y on the builders part honestly. You sold all your stuff thinking they would replace the floors and they didn't. Now you have to replace equipment.

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Old 07/15/2017, 06:16 PM   #988
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so is the 360 still running then?

That is pretty shi**y on the builders part honestly. You sold all your stuff thinking they would replace the floors and they didn't. Now you have to replace equipment.

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I only sold equipment i wasnt going to be using so that wasnt so bad but selling all of my corals sucked.


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Old 07/15/2017, 06:17 PM   #989
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Oh ok. That's good!

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Old 07/16/2017, 10:28 PM   #990
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Old 07/30/2017, 09:24 PM   #991
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I saw "Lowcountry" and clicked to check. I rarely see local people on the forums.

Nice tank! Sorry about your recent situation with the builders, but that honestly does not surprise me around here. Just building homes as many as they can it seems.


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Old 07/31/2017, 05:24 AM   #992
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OK Steve so when are you jumping back in the hobby...lol?


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Old 07/31/2017, 05:25 AM   #993
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That really sucks Steve... Sorry to hear about your floors and tank... What a demanding hobby... Always something


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Old 07/31/2017, 07:26 AM   #994
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I saw "Lowcountry" and clicked to check. I rarely see local people on the forums.

Nice tank! Sorry about your recent situation with the builders, but that honestly does not surprise me around here. Just building homes as many as they can it seems.
yeah not too many people from our area that come on here. they stick to local club facebook group.


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OK Steve so when are you jumping back in the hobby...lol?
you never actually get out of this hobby...is like a life sentence!!!

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That really sucks Steve... Sorry to hear about your floors and tank... What a demanding hobby... Always something
Thanks Osama....all I wanted was a relaxing and rewarding hobby...lol.


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Old 07/31/2017, 07:33 AM   #996
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I have been baby sitting a bunch of acros for a friend that developed some issues with his tank and rather than see his colonies die he asked if I could hold them for him until he got things figured out. So my tank isnt totally empty and I took some pictures yesterdays. When i got these about 6 weeks they were browned out with no pe at all. Colors are improving daily and PE gets better and better.

This one is mine......

July 30 by steven potter, on Flickr

Foster Corals....

July 30 by steven potter, on Flickr

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July 30 by steven potter, on Flickr

July 30 by steven potter, on Flickr

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Old 07/31/2017, 02:20 PM   #997
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Steve They all look great... Keepers!!


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Old 08/01/2017, 03:41 PM   #998
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Steve They all look great... Keepers!!
Thanks Osama. My friend will be picking them up in a couple of weeks to put back in his tank. I will be making my fostering frags this weekend!


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Am I really doing all of this for a fish tank??????

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Hey Steve, was seeing how you and the tank are doing?


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Old 08/26/2019, 07:11 PM   #1000
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He broke the tank down a while ago and currently does not have a tank. I keep trying to convince him to come back to the hobby.


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