I thought so.That last batch in post 759 seemed darker. Like the camera was not getting enough light.
Most of the corals in the tank are wild Indos from the LFS that coloured up after they got in the tank.Little dark but still nice and sharp. Is the second one red devil?
Thank you!Really loving your pictures! (And acros)
Janci,And during last photo session I realized there is again growth to be observed.
My PAR meter is with another reefer for the moment and I did some tweaking in the meanwhile.Janci,
That's WONDERFUL!! Nice Growth (Tips) happening here.
I actually have been discussion my LACK of Growth tips with some folks. Specifically on my Higher Placed Acros.
Although my 1 year old Tank is still young, and my Frags even Younger....I do see SLOW growth in my SPS, but NO strongly noticeable GROWTH TIPs on my ACROS.
I'm not overly concerned since health/color/growth is fine, but MY THEORY is my Lighting in on the LOW Side (Intensity/PhotoPeriod).
What kind of PARS do you have? And what is your Peak Intensity PhotoPeriod?
My T5 Setup barely gives me 350 at the Top of my Rocks, and around 200-250 at the Bottom of my Tank. If I measure my Pars just at the Surface I get 500, but that's much higher than where Corals are.
I did take my PAR meter over to my SPS Frag Supplier and he is also T5 Setup and he pushes around 450-500 Par at Top Coral Level. 1000+ Par at Top of tank.
I rather be on the Low Side and take my time, VS going to high an burning my SPS.
I did a review of my PhotoPeriod/Ramp UP schedule and since I have Dimmable T5's I noticed I spend a lot of time Dimming my T5's UP and Down.
So this means my Peak PhotoPeriod is kind of Low (5-6-7 hours depending on which Bank of T5 go on)....and this is something I'll work to bring up very VERY SLOWLY (with close observation).
Thats a pretty cool set of pics.How to cross to the other glass without touching silicone... just stretch!!!
Cowries do not like silicone.
To me it looks like the Red devil nasuta. You should look up the pic TSA has of it and see if it looks like it to you.Tried to take a better picture of that coral you mentioned.
How do you prepare the lights and camera to take the photos as you do?
It is hard to make them pop. although they do to the naked eye.
Thank you.Nice tank! Are you still using the Grasslin autofeeder? How is it treating you...asking because it looks like an ideal autofeeds for mixing pellet sizes and coral foods on a specific day schedule.
Looked up the TSA RD Nasuta and there are some similarities. You might be on to something. Let's see how this evolved in the coming weeks.Thats a pretty cool set of pics.
To me it looks like the Red devil nasuta. You should look up the pic TSA has of it and see if it looks like it to you.
When I take pics under my t5’s I don’t do anything but I have blue led reef bars that help make things pop. On the tanks with the radions I find it difficult to find a good setting. Most days when I take pics under them I want to rip them off and throw them in the garbage, lol. I’m constantly messing around with different settings to make it look accurate. I bought a WB grey card to see if it helps and it seemed to help me take more accurate pics.
Your corals look great and seem to “pop” to me so I wouldn’t do anything. What settings are you using on the radions to take pics?
I mainly use two lens, a 60mm macro and a 55 - 200mm zoom lens. I do still need to crop the pics or there is a lot of the pic showing background. I just bought a 90mm macro that should be here Wednesday so I’m interested to see how that works.Looked up the TSA RD Nasuta and there are some similarities. You might be on to something. Let's see how this evolved in the coming weeks.
The coral has been pale for the last month and only now is back showing some of its colours.
If it turns out to be so, there will be a Wild Red Devil in the tank.
For taking photos I do not change my Radion settings actually. I look at the tank, find it pretty white already and start shooting.
This worked well in the past, but lately something is off.
I suspect the newly added T5 Blue bulbs to make it a bit extra hard to make the right adjustments in Lightroom.
I suspect your coral photos are cropped from a much bigger photo and you do not use a macro lens?
That would make sense to have the complete coral in focus, instead of only the tip or base.
Are you saying, you didn't see the SSC hiding/growing till today?A couple of months ago I lost the SSC colony and had to remove it completely.
I tried to frag the pieces that were still alive in that time, but unfortunately none of them made it.
When the coral was healthy, I fragged some pieces, let them encrust well and gave 3 frags to other reefers. I gave them away as the reefers wanted a SSC and I got a back up in case something went wrong.
By now, all 3 frags were also killed or even sold mad so I am reviewing my back up planning as from now.
After removing the dead skeleton, the base was left on the rock. There was barely some coral still alive at one point.
But today, we got this: