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  1. DaveFason

    Question about cropping

    I have forgotten about this forum! @--chris-- For macro I would look for a manual focus lens. Autofocus and macro are pretty pointless in my opinion. I use a 75mm paired with a close up adaptor kit. Also have use a true macro lens. A few tips. Use tripod and even add a sandbag under to make it even more steady. Set a timer for 2-5 secs to reduce any shaking. Try f5.6 - 8. Don't be afraid of ISO. Pumps off to reduce random stuff in photo. Try a orange filter. -D
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    Custom 3up violet ?

    Buy more royal and less violets/UV. 🙂
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    New Fluval Evo 5 gallon startup

    Looking great. In the OP you mentioned salinity at 23. I would try and get it around 25-26. Like Clown said, everyone has a different light schedule. I would try anything from 7-12 hours. Depends on your life schedule and how you want to observe your tank. -Dave
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    Water changes and parameters

    Personally I would keep doing the weekly water changes. With a tank being so young it won't hurt. Once you get aquatinted with the tank you can be the judge. Watch your corals and see how they react. -Dave
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    How often WC going with no skimmer?

    Starting out I would go with weekly. This will allow a buffer if you are feeding too much and other beginnings that need to be tweaked. I would go with 5g changes. Hope this helps!
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    Sharbuckles 78g Starphire Cube

    Such a fun tank! Cant believe I missed this!
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    Mark's 150 (NanoBox Retro)

    Looking great as normal. How to you manage to keep the Xenia under control?
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    Lawn’s IM 10

    That maxi is amazing. Good thing it is front and center!
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    ADA - the 2 island reef

    The tank looks really nice. Try to avoid corals that expel fresh regularly with all the SPS you have.
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    •••Another Box of Water•••

    I would buy them separate and place them in specific spots. They are almost all grown together making it hard for new growth. And the toadstool will block a ton of light down the road.
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    Drew's IM 10 Gallon Mixed Reef Tank

    Tank looks great. The ric garden looks killer!
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    Nano box tide older model with V3 upgrade

    I am not aware of a new firmware. I haven't used Storm controllers for ~ 3-4 years. I will contact Ben to see if the pin layout has changed.
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    Tigahboy's 35g Project

    I would go with the IM tank. Easy, simple and a fun tank to get back into the hobby. Check the Lagoon 25 or Fusion 20 as well.
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    Mini Tide M over an IM20 Abyss

    Certainly doable. Like @Kellie in CA said, just placement will be key for some corals. If you are sticking with just the LPS and BTA, you will be fine. Hope this helps. -Dave
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    Nano Box Owners Thread