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SilberReef

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Jared. Im a professional sports photographer who has been quietly enjoying my reef tank and taking pics along the way. I didn't plan on ever making a thread about my tank but decided could be fun so here it goes! I hope you enjoy following along and seeing all the photos. I look forward to interacting with everyone and learning things about this hobby to help my journey be successful!

 

Started 3/20/22

Set-Up:

Tank- IM Nuvo Pro 2 30l+stand

2 AI Prime 16HD's

Vortech MP10

Fiji Pink live sand

Caribsea Dry rock

AutoAqua Smart ATO

Finnex heater

Filter Floss

Carbon Bag

GFO Bag

MarinePure Gems

 

Fish:

2 x Chalk Bass  (Traded In)

 

Coral:

2 x Ric Mushrooms

Nightmare Zoa 

WWC AOI Zoa

WWC Bob Marley Zoa

WWC King Midas Zoa

Unknown Zoa frag

Fire and Ice Zoa

Hawaiian Ding Ding Zoa

Petroglyph Zoa

Neon Green Candy Cane

Purple and Green Candy Cane

TSA Cloudberry Chalice

TSA Blood Diamond Favia

Yellow Clove Polyp Frag

Orange Clove Polyp Frag

 

Inverts:

5 x RFA

2 x Conch

5 x Astrea Snail

4 x Trochus Snail

3 x Nassarius Snail

2 x Blue leg Hermit Crab

2x Red Leg Hermit Crab

 

Started with fish but due to work travel decided to go coral/invert only for the time being, taking things slow and have been loving it!

 

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Current View 7/2/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SilberReef

First coral added with 9 heads. Now at 13 and looking awesome!

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Nightmare Zoa Frag.

 

Also can anyone ID the zoa that's below? Thanks in advance!

 

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Unknown Zoa Frag but its nice!

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SilberReef
5 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Welcome to NR. That is a beautiful reef and set up.

Thank You!

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NoOneLikesADryTang

Following! Hopefully I’ll pick up some photo tips from you to use on my build threads. What do you typically shoot your tank with? 
 

Also, that zoa looks a lot like Green Bay Packers zoa to me. 

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SilberReef
4 hours ago, NoOneLikesADryTang said:

Following! Hopefully I’ll pick up some photo tips from you to use on my build threads. What do you typically shoot your tank with? 
 

Also, that zoa looks a lot like Green Bay Packers zoa to me. 

You might be right! I just did an image search and they are very similar.

 

Also I use a Canon 1dx body with a Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro lens and an orange filter

 

 

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SilberReef

Conch wanted some camera time!

 

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Also a pic of my favorite piece in the tank so far. Amazing colors, can't wait to see it grow out!

 

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TSA Blood Diamond Favia

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RookieRock

Very nice! 👍

Since you're a pro photographer, you should post the camera settings for each photo as well , aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. 😁

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18 hours ago, RookieRock said:

Very nice! 👍

Since you're a pro photographer, you should post the camera settings for each photo as well , aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. 😁

Def something I can do in the future!

 

 

2 hours ago, schg said:

Looking great! Following along this one

Thank You!

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Reefkid88
12 minutes ago, ninjamyst said:

You in Orlando?  Can't help but notice your corals are from WWC and TSA =P

I hope so,we need some more local reefers on here lol. 

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SilberReef
5 hours ago, aclman88 said:

Nice pics!

 

 welcome!

Thank You!

 

1 hour ago, ninjamyst said:

You in Orlando?  Can't help but notice your corals are from WWC and TSA =P

No Im from NJ actually. Scooped a lot of them up the other week at Reef A Palooza NY but ordered some online too! Had to take advantage while WWC was in the area lol

 

1 hour ago, Reefkid88 said:

I hope so,we need some more local reefers on here lol. 

I wish, would be awesome to have all those stores nearby! 

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SilberReef

Looks like I will have a new head on this Petroglyph zoa soon!image.thumb.jpeg.db3cc0cd305df408661cf359cbe7f42d.jpeg

1/80th

f/9

6400 iso

 

Ricordea Mushrooms looking 🔥.

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1/125th

f/7.1

6400 iso

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SilberReef

Back from a short trip, corals still looking great!

 

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Rainbow Acan

1/80

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Scrambled Egg Zoas

1/80

f/5.6

6400 iso

 

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Candy Canes

1/80

f7.1

6400 iso

 

 

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Cool seeing some of the coral growth in the pics even in a small time frame. Here is some growth from my chalice in just 10 days!

 

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July 5th

 

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July 15th

 

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Reefkid88

You can also see the richness in the coral along as gtowth. Looks awesome. 

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Pjanssen

:welcome:

Beautiful corals and pictures of them. Thanks for sharing your shot specs. Question from a total novice photographer, How are your pictures so sharp with such a high ISO? Everything I've read says to shoot at lowest iso as possible.

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SilberReef
On 7/17/2022 at 5:48 PM, Reefkid88 said:

You can also see the richness in the coral along as gtowth. Looks awesome. 

Thanks!

 

On 7/17/2022 at 6:50 PM, Pjanssen said:

:welcome:

Beautiful corals and pictures of them. Thanks for sharing your shot specs. Question from a total novice photographer, How are your pictures so sharp with such a high ISO? Everything I've read says to shoot at lowest iso as possible.

Thank you! And Yes normally the lower the iso the better! Because my bedroom where the tank is has terrible available light I bump the iso way up.

 

Since the photos are for tracking growth and posting online or viewing on my phone (not printing) the high iso is not a problem to me.

 

Photography is my full time job so I have many of the top camera bodies where high iso isn't much of a problem till higher ranges than this. Many cameras will struggle past 3200 iso though, especially in low light conditions.

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SilberReef
On 7/22/2022 at 5:40 PM, lilopop11 said:

This is so beautiful 😍 .. and nice pic too .. 👌

Thank You!

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SilberReef

A few images while I wait for a coral order to arrive! Can't wait to take pictures of the new arrivals later this week

 

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Rock Flower 

 

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Fire and Ice

 

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Sunset Montipora 

 

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WWC AOI

 

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