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Old 12/15/2015, 10:50 AM   #276
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Nice angel! I love the genicanthus angels..
Next time I seem some bellus, I will add a couple more to my tank to have a male and a few females..
My current camera is an Eos 70d and I most often use my canon 100m macro L lens..
This is not top of line but it is higher end equipment.
This equipment is not, however, necessary to achieve top quality photos..
If you go to the first page of my build thread, the macro photos there were taken with an Eos 20d and a non L 100m canon macro. And the slightly wider shots were actually taken with a waterproof canon point and shoot camera.
A dslr will give you more consistent and less frustrating results than the point and shoot but these days, the technology is so good, you don't have to buy super high end equipment to get good results..


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Old 12/15/2015, 07:06 PM   #277
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Your tank is looking amazing! I think you will be very happy with your new fish, one of my all time favorites.


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Old 12/15/2015, 07:31 PM   #278
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Bulent, Tamron is like an off brand lens maker, so just be sure to get the one that works on the camera body you purchase; ie. it'll say for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax etc. etc.. It shouldn't be too hard once you know what body you'll be purchasing.

Beautiful angel btw!!


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Old 12/16/2015, 01:21 AM   #279
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Your tank is looking amazing! I think you will be very happy with your new fish, one of my all time favorites.
Thank you. I cannot wait to get her.

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Bulent, Tamron is like an off brand lens maker, so just be sure to get the one that works on the camera body you purchase; ie. it'll say for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax etc. etc.. It shouldn't be too hard once you know what body you'll be purchasing.

Beautiful angel btw!!
Thanks for your advice. I will start to read about cameras. My wife is an artist and we often take pictures of her art work to publicise it. What type of lens we need for this sort of photography?


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Old 12/16/2015, 04:11 AM   #280
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Loved the fts
I like it when a tank has mature big colonies.
Bulent what's that sps at the back on the upper right side?

Those stags will need a bigger home soon
Is an upgrade in your future plans?


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Old 12/16/2015, 04:14 AM   #281
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Nice job....FTS looks great


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Old 12/16/2015, 04:41 AM   #282
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Loved the fts
I like it when a tank has mature big colonies.
Bulent what's that sps at the back on the upper right side?

Those stags will need a bigger home soon
Is an upgrade in your future plans?
Thank you Mike. The coral in question is, if I am right, Acropora digitifera (the photo was taken a few days ago):



An acro crab, which is about 1 square-inch in size, has been living in this coral for over four years. You can actually see one of its claws in the photo above.

All the lower branches look quite bald as if there is STN. I think this could be due to flow that is directed towards this coral as well as absence of light due to the table formation of the upper branches.

When I bought it from a fellow reefer four years ago. It was a tiny colony at the time (the photo was taken in September, 2011):



An upgrade would be really nice, but is not the priority at the moment. I have two sons who need money constantly. One of whom is in university education and the other is starting university in two years time. What I tend to do is to frag the staghorns when they become overbearing and then either sell them to fellow reefers or take them to my lfs for store credit, which is what I am going to do in two-weeks time to purchase the Genicanthus semisfasciatus female (post #275).

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Thank you Ed. The colouration of my corals is not in the same league as yours However, I am pleased that I have managed to create stable conditions for coral growth without any RTN/STN events, which worry me all the time.


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Old 12/19/2015, 08:53 AM   #283
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Christmas quiz:

Why did I post a picture of this box of chocolates? These chocolates are irresistible by the way.




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Old 12/19/2015, 01:50 PM   #284
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BAH,

because you wanted to make me hungry for your box of chocolates?


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Old 12/19/2015, 01:52 PM   #285
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No no this was not the reason. He he. The answer is related to my reef tank.


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Old 12/19/2015, 04:49 PM   #286
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Nobody has taken the bait apart from Mark

Perhaps you need some stimulation:














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Old 12/19/2015, 05:46 PM   #287
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Christmas quiz:

Why did I post a picture of this box of chocolates? These chocolates are irresistible by the way.

I believe you were alluding to the fact that Sahin's SPS reef is indeed like a box of chocolates - nothing but brown far as the eye can see.................

Very cruel of you Bulent, where's your xmas bloody spirit mate.

Awesome colors on those acros my friend


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Old 12/19/2015, 05:50 PM   #288
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Bulent, that box of chocolates is what you did NOT get for christmas..
What you did get (early, i presume) is some new camera equipment!
those shots were fantastic


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How did you get a new camera from a box of chocolates Matt

Absolutely clueless..............


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Old 12/19/2015, 05:58 PM   #290
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me too.. i don't know.. those last shots are the best Bulent has posted in terms of picture quality... they just seem like they are from a new camera.... which Bulent has been asking questions about, lately...

call it Canadian intuition..


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I believe you were alluding to the fact that Sahin's SPS reef is indeed like a box of chocolates - nothing but brown far as the eye can see.................

Very cruel of you Bulent, where's your xmas bloody spirit mate.

Awesome colors on those acros my friend
Cheers Andrew. I will send a box of chocolates like the one in the photo to Sahin if he can provide an evidence of a single brown acro in his tank.

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What you did get (early, i presume) is some new camera equipment!
those shots were fantastic
Thank you Matt. You are getting very close to the answer. However, sadly I did not buy a new equipment, nor did I borrow any equipment from a friend. I used my existing camera to take the pictures and the ones below too. I will reveal one more clue: I bought the chocolates to facilitate the taking of these pictures By the way, I know that Andrew does not like green acros. Thus, I have included some colourful ones this time round (but no way as colourful as the ones you guys have in your tanks):












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well, I'm stumped but these photos are fantastic!


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Used the lid to take the top downs - nailed it !


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Old 12/19/2015, 06:25 PM   #294
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I took this photo specifically for Matt just to make the point that he is not the only one who has the bloody the Velonia w***e*rs. I tried to remove them with my index finger, but they did not budge. I will wait a little longer.




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Used the lid to take the top downs - nailed it !
I was thinking this as well but there is that label stuck to it.. maybe a good soak in hot water would get the label off..

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I took this photo specifically for Matt just to make the point that he is not the only one who has the bloody the Velonia w***e*rs. I tried to remove them with my index finger, but they did not budge. I will wait a little longer.

Thanks, Bulent, for the support.. but you have not idea the bubble algae issues i have.. crazy... and i just dosed the tank with chemi clean again for the rampant cyano.


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Well done Andrew. You indeed nailed it mate.

I think I read the tip on a UK forum. I meant to buy this particular brand of chocolate due to the clear plastic tray used in the packaging. I made sure that I ate some of them before my son had a go.

I posed the same question on two different UK forums. I even offered a free frag to anyone who would guess there answer. Not many people took the bate.


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I knew it involved eating the chocolates somehow.

The top downs look fantastic with your makeshift viewer, top notch!


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This photo is for Sahin. I believe that Sahin has the same coral in his tank. He and I bought the same coral from the same online dealer in the UK. The colour of this coral is getting very close to the photo used in the dealer's web site:



He used to market it as Acropora turaki for many years. Recently, he changed his mind after deciding that it was a different coral. He is selling it as bottlebrush Acropora .

What do you think it is?


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Looks very similar to an echinata.

Keep posting pics, all of them are fantastic!


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