Chris' algae farm (ELOS 160)

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  1. ChristopherKriens

    ChristopherKriens Unknown Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    After 8 years I finally upgraded my camera body. I tested it out a little this afternoon and it will take some getting used to, but I think I'll finally be able to get a decent photo or two. The autofocus, ISO performance, and frame rate are much better and should allow for some interesting fish shots. Dynamic range is much better too, which will help with full tank photos. Not exactly tank-build related, but since we just crossed 300 photos in this thread, it's kind of relevant. It will be fun to see what it can do.

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    First shot with the new camera:

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    I'm also trying to introduce an acclimation box for fish coming out of quarantine. So far, it's been a good addition; the first fish (P. evansi) seems at home and the residents have gotten over their posturing and curiosity over the last couple of days.

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    The camera looks like it's taking amazing photos lol , good addition I'll say to this build , never hurts to upgrade the camera body ;)
     
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    Dude!!!! I love your photos!
     
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    Where do you buy the orange pipes and tubes? Home Depot?
     
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    I can't speak totally for him but I'm assuming BRS.
     
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    ChristopherKriens Unknown Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yep, Bulk Reef is where I get mine. I've plumbed in red, orange, yellow, and blue and the orange is still my favorite.
     
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    Awesome
     
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    Helfrichi Firefish in acclimation box. R2R video test.

     
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    Sweet!!!!
     
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    Looks good Chris! Are you using your canon to film?
     
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    Yep, this model shoots decent quality 4K so I'm playing around with it. It's pretty good at tracking slow moving fish in the acclimation box, but anthias in the display is another story. o_O Have to zoom out a bit to get good footage.

    I did another short clip with the clownfish and anemone.
     
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    Any new FTS?
     
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    Yeah that's cool. I wonder is there a tendency to want to continually make minor adjustments to focus or do you just know better and leave it?
     
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    Cool video - which lens did you use for the clownfish/anemone clip?
     
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    The 5D has a dual pixel autofocus technology that is actually really good at follow-focusing a subject over time. At the macro level, it is struggling a little bit. The Firefish (@jlanger) video was done with this focus method, and the Clownfish video was just manual focus.

    Thanks- This was done with the Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro.
     
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    Awesome videos Chris! What type of pellets do you feed your tank? I currently use New Life Spectrum 1mm but my Ignitus Anthias (currently in QT) are not interested at all - only feeds on mysis shrimp. I also have a female Leopard Wrasse in my DT who is also not interested; she only feeds on chopped clams. Thanks.
     
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    Love it Chris!
     
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    I'm using Hatchery Diet by Sustainable Aquatics. New Life is a good pellet as well, but I do use the 0.5mm size at first to ween them on. I've had eventual luck getting both Dispar and Ignitus onto pellets. I feed mostly frozen, but I do feed pellets when I get busy or am away for the weekend to keep the weight on.
     
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    Testing the camera out up close to see what it can do.

    Cooper's Anthias. They have some really cool reds and oranges in the eye.

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    Caudal fin flare on the basslet.

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    Leopard wrasse. She has finally started making a transition to male.

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    Caudal peduncle spine on the yellow tang.

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    Bicolor Anthias watching for pellets.

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    Pot of Gold Favia after feeding.

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    Great stuff.
     
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