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It's looking good in there!

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August fts 

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Jf fender bender lepto from cherry corals

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micro goni ? Or some kinda Monti 

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Sour lime zoa

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Monti

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these are from cherry corals, got them couple of month before on their 10 year anniversary sale.

 

my old lepto is doing good 

 

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i think I'll start trimming the birds nest. It's growing fast

Bubble at night, under blue led 

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and at day, 

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Fts

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Lrpto and Monti adhoc rock

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Couple of new goniopora frags were added 

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since I started dosing and increased water movement (dialing up mp10) , acans are not very happy

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Trimmed some birds nest today. Tank is doing good otherwise. Sps is growing slowly , 

White/blue tips are all new growth

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This unknown tenius is also grown a bit

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i am starting some coral supplements (amino acids),,

rockflower anemone 

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Blue tip monti

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Rainbow acan. One of the oldest

 

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seabass

I really like how your pics show the natural colors of your corals (versus a highly offset blue white balance).  The tank is looking good!

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18 hours ago, seabass said:

I really like how your pics show the natural colors of your corals (versus a highly offset blue white balance).  The tank is looking good!

I am using an app called camera + , on iPhone which gives me some control over exposure and white balance. Something I learned very recently 

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Some more rock adjustments. I am actively wiping out the Liam’s clove , mechanically. 

Bambam and la lakers growing well

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Fts 

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tank is doing ok. Some of the sps is growing since I started dosing two part.

 

red planet and another milipora is still not showing any signs of growth. Bit concerned. 

 

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Latest pics , challice

 

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, closeup , bam bam and la lakers 

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la lakers now growing faster than bam bam 

The Lower island with zoa , blasto and acan 

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Acre above now showing small polyps in newly grown branches. The color is very different than original 

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Still mostly brown, I am glad it’s growing now.

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Alveopora in the middle part is one of my fav

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Tank is humming along. Latest fts

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and

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fishes and coral all are doing ok

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i don’t plan to add anything new , unless I find something very specific , suitable for the exact locations that are empty . Meanwhile most of my time now spend in testing  water, weekly maintenance and reef-pi development. I am planning to make a 1.0 release around x-mas. 

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My Miami Hurricane challlice is growing faster than I would like , probably time to trim it. Funny thing is it’s pretty common at local frag swap as well, so I might just throw off the trimmed parts 

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but I love how the t encrusted the rock. Unlike other corals , this one creates a rather thin layer, so the actual rocks texture is kinda preserved:-)

on the zoa island I am noticing bam bam and purple death already fighting over space. I hope they both grow in other direction,

 

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my only rock anemone has attached himself perpendicular, making it rather hard for me to feed him. As of now he is doing ok. But I am concerned about his health in the long run

 

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A rock flower anemone really doesn't need to be target fed.  It's a no worries anemone.  Whatever stray food it can catch will be enough.

 

I'm loving the progress!  Great job!

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On 11/11/2017 at 10:05 PM, seabass said:

A rock flower anemone really doesn't need to be target fed.  It's a no worries anemone.  Whatever stray food it can catch will be enough.

 

I'm loving the progress!  Great job!

Thank you. I am trying keep only the hardy animals . Let’s see how the anemone does..

One of my favorite coral , jf klepto lepto. Has not grown a lot (I keep it under low light area)

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my la lakers are growing lot faster than other zoa /palys , not sure if this is normal, new to these varieties 

 

 

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Was busy with reef-pi 1.0 release for past few weeks, now thats past, time to update journal logs, pics :-)

 

Tank is doing ok. I have slowed down spot feeding  (reef roid, oyester feast). I want to think through what I really want in the long run. Otherwise its almost always one fast grower taking over rest on one region. 

I tear off my birdnest (green pociliopora, not the pointy finger type seriatopora ) from top. Not only it was outgrowing the other sps on top, it was causing lot of shades doewn below, where all my euphylia, bubble is present. Kessil being a360, being a pendant source made that worse.

WC and dosing regiment (only two parts) remained same. The milipora (addes 1.5 month back) showing some tiny polyp extension. Rest of the older sps (green slimer, the tenius, orange digitata, couple of other encrusting monti) all are doing well, as in growing. Digitata is growing faster than all, next the purple stylophora. Depending upon how aggressive they get, I'll trim one of them next , probably in 2-3 months. 

Red dragon has hardly grown, I can only see little bit more encrusting than before.. I am just happy that it made it.. Before dosing regiment, i had lost couple of hard to keep sticks. Bubble gum monti is also not growing as fast as the orange digitata. I also think my slowed down spot feeding is a factor. Now, that the birdnest is gone and I have nuked most of the liam's clove (I still see polyps peeking from different crevices.. but no more large colonies), I may start regular spot feeding soon.

 

Alveopora,

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Blasto

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Blaso lives in an island with fellow zoa , palys

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Love these purple death palys, they are one of the fast growers in my tank, almost same rate as La lakes

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Semi family photo :-)

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Miami hurricane challice on the bottom

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Before feeding

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After feeding. mouths out

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Purple stylo, bubble gum digi, orange digi

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Unknown tenius? orange digi, mili in background 

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Tank is doing ok. I am focusing on sps growth currently. Most beginner sps are growing, moderately hard to keep sps are doing ok, and some of the harder acros are just making it there (new t dying or tissue recessions, and some polyp extension but no visible growth)

 

apologies for for the poor picture quality , still learning how to use the macro lens

green slimer, growing 

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No name of tenius , growing 

 

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Mili, has started to show some polyp extension after a month of closed state.

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Blondes at the bottom

 

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Lepto

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Micro goni

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Alveopora 

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La lakers, growers faster than most

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 Bam bam

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Birdsnest /. Green pociliopora, growing at bottom after I removed it from top.

this is the gsp of sps

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Business as usual

Januaray FTS

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Six line:

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One of the easy to keep sps, showing consistent growth

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A month old acro frag, got from local club's swap

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Down in the bottom island, blasto, rainbow acan and zoas are growing 

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FTS

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Side view

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The millipora is showing much more PE now

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My first tenius/acropora in the tank, still going strong

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The zoa island on bottom right

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Blondes, growing lot slower

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Bambam

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LA Lakers, growing faster than bam bam and purple death paly

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Miami hurricane challice, soon I have trim this dude

 

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Incredible tank Ranjib, following for stocking ideas!  

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22 hours ago, rO.oster said:

Incredible tank Ranjib, following for stocking ideas!  

Thank you. 

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Sps and polyp extension 

 

green slimer

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No name tenius 

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No name tenius 2, also my first sps

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Purple stylophora 

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Orange digitata

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No name milipora 

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One of my rainbow Monti, gradually encrusting 

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Pink goniopora

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Micro Goni 

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Alveopora

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Zoa island 

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seabass

Impressive.

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On 9/17/2017 at 9:43 PM, Ranjib said:

I am using an app called camera + , on iPhone which gives me some control over exposure and white balance. Something I learned very recently 

Can you please detail how you use camera + to show these great colors?   Did you have to upgrade the app for 2.99?  I would love to take great pics like this but even with the free verison everything is still blue!

 

The zoa island is my favorite!

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4 hours ago, rO.oster said:

Can you please detail how you use camera + to show these great colors?   Did you have to upgrade the app for 2.99?  I would love to take great pics like this but even with the free verison everything is still blue!

 

The zoa island is my favorite!

You have to use a feature called "color temperature" or "white balance" to fix the blue issue. Different app provides it in a different fashion. Inside the Camera+ app ( i use the 2.5$ paid version) its under Labs -> Temperature. You can also use GIMP, which is free, and works on computers, not  on phone. In GIMP its under Colors -> Levels.

If you use macbook, then you can also use the "Preview" app which is the default image viewer. In "Preview", its under Tools -> Adjust colors -> Temperature.

 

Let me know if you need any help.

The macro shots are taken with a 75$ olloclip lens, and then post processed for temperature correction (fix the blue) in camera+

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@Ranjib Thank you kindly for your help and your multiple suggestions.  After upgrading my iPhone app, I was able to produce a halfway decent pic but I'm guessing since my tank is nothing but white on white on black, theres not much to capture thats contrasting.

 

So Labs > Temperature for post shot tweaking the color temperature.  Do you play with the features that are available when taking the picture such as iso, exposure or white balance?  im a complete camera novice :blink:  seems like theres a balance to be made with those live camera options and then you warm it up after for a perfect picture.

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