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Old 10-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #751
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #752
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Ok, got my new camera on Wednesdday. Cannon EOS Rebel T3 and a EF 75-300mm telephoto lens. Sadly, the data card for it didn't arrive until today as I was leaving for work. So my hope is to start taking pictures after work tomorrow and having a nice file on my desktop full of nicely labelled stills. Along with that, there should be some new additions coming my way.

Update on the tank. Clam is finally dead, snails were all over it this morning. I'm not sure how I did it, but thinking too much light like my totally bleached meteor shower. The last post from my discussion with Ecotech they are telling me that my lights are too high above the water, should be 8 inches rather than my 20, but I should keep turning down the intensity since I am having trouble keeping coral that require a lower amount of light alive. I'll probably put them at 8 inches when I upgrade and have a canopy, it would be too much of a pain to do atm with the hang kit. That and it gives me spots on the side for lower light corals.

Continued great growth from most of my SPS. Birds nest is going nuts. Accidently broke another piece off so there is another frag to grow! I am totally out of room and there is coral coming my way soon! Ugh...
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #753
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Haha toss some of that extra coral down my way!! That's the best problem to have.. Ever. And I'm sure you'll fall in love with your new dslr, it's a hobby in itself. Whenever you get the money ( its expensive, I know) try a 100mm macro lens. That's what most people use.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:15 AM   #754
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Can't wait to see the pictures you take! If you ever need to rid yourself of a birdsnest frag, let me know! lol!

I'm sorry your clam died. I was really hoping he'd pull through.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #755
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Well, eventually the frags will be up for trade. They just need to encrust. Don't want anyone to get something that isn't doing well. But they are def in the way though...I need a larger or third tank. The either FOWLR/predator tank, softie/lps tank, and SPS tank. So much to do and so little money lol.

As for the clam, thanks but I knew it was going to happen so I didn't think twice about it. I have 2 new frag plugs now.

Only a matter of time before the secret squirrel coral society thing gets worked out. I'll need to figure out where everything in my tank will go...I need to rearrange things to make room. I should just get some tupperware containers and start sending my birds nest frags around! Lol.
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Hey hank. Was reading up a bit on your post. I have a radion on my 60g cube. I tested coral growth with different variations of height and intensity. I currently have them 8" above the water @75% intensity. Everything is growing like crazy and with deep color.

Post pics with your new camera when you can.
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Will do Rick. This issue has really boggled my mind. I have some lesser light coral, the meteor showers and a scroll that improved when shaded so have still been assuming too much light was the issue. Everything else is growing like crazy though. Maybe I'll try to lower them...not sure how I'll accomplish that now since the wire locks in place...
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