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  1. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Good point, you could actually get away with cropping quite easily on smaller tanks and now that images are generally larger than before it's also a bit easier.
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Don't be intimidated, it's just a camera. Have fun.
  3. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Thanks. I actually use a super old Tamron 90mm macro for my close ups. It does the job. The Nikon macro lenses are super good as well, 40mm sounds interesting - what camera do you have? Just curious if it's a crop sensor because I'd rather go 60 or 90mm on full frame to get closer but 40 could work on crop.
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    A new addition to the tank, the colour is just super. Never Give Up; The Acro below has been a good lesson to me in not giving up on corals, even when they look like they are totally gone. Sometimes they start to melt and you just want to pull the coral from your tank but I left this coral and watched it melt until it eventually stopped. When it did, it was a sad, cyano and algae covered brown mess with only a little life left in it. A few weeks later it started to regain a bit of colour but was still looking horrible (image 1). Another few weeks later, it's polyps are out again and fingers crossed it looks like it will make a full recovery. March 15, 2018 April 09, 2018
  5. So many colours. The NB really does make those corals glow in the pictures, I've always loved the colour they bring out. I'm also struggling with a few patches of cyano, they are so annoying.
  6. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    I do love a fluffy Millepora, this new frag has really settled in well.
  7. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Thanks. I love my ATIs - they've never let me down and Acros love them. Thanks! Thank you, the tank looks good when the sun hits the background in the afternoon. We don't have fancy enough ones here to be super badass when they are big like some of the ones I see online in the US but they're super interesting creatures up close at least even with the more plain colours - I nearly threw these out the window when my Trachyphyllia got to close and it got decimated. Thankfully it recovered totally, faster than I ever expected - they are rather mean things.
  8. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Thanks. Thanks. Congrats on your first Acro, that’s awesome.
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    March 17, 2018 - Random Pictures; A few images of corals taken over the last little while. I'm not the biggest Chalice fan but I love these and they are super interesting to photograph. Some early morning polyp love. I added the first Acro frag to my tank in a long time yesterday. If all goes well, I'll be adding some more because Acros.
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    Alexey's Reefer 250 - FIRE SPS Photos.

    Not Alexey but I've used a Kore 5th for a few years now and it's an excellent doser. I'm sure you'll be really happy.
  11. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Thanks baller. Thanks, I loved that tank. I've found that over time sand beds stay pretty clean, don't stress diatoms or cyano - one day you'll wake up and they are just gone. I did also replace that sand in that tank a couple of times when I was changing my mind over barebottom or sand. I can get from the aquarium for free as well. I just prefer to make my own water as habit, doing less water changes isn't ideal but I'll make it through till we can hopefully use a little more water. Thanks Sancho! I hope you are well.
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    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Hey, thanks. The drought has been an eye opener for the city, we're down to an allowance of 50 litres person per day now but we've adjusted our life accordingly and learnt how to recycle water. We're just hoping we can avoid running out, our "day zero" has been moved to June now (previously April) which hopefully means we can stretch it till the rains arrive. Worst case I might need to go bath in the ocean or take an extended vacation somewhere. I've thought about shutting down the tank because of it but I've had some of these creatures too long to talk myself into it - for now I'll just cut down on water changes.
  13. 4x5

    Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    Thanks. It seems to be happy.
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