How to fix my photo taking issues?

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I use a polyplab lens kit with the orange filter on an iPhone 8 Plus for my tank but my photos still come out horribly tinted. Example
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I imagine the issue is my color blend which is a Kessil A360x at 100% intensity 22% color 90% UV 0 red 0 green. I don’t want to need to change that to take pics unless that’s what everyone else does. When I remove the UV I see a marked improvement in my photos though.

Do you all tune your lighting to take a photo or is my phone the problem or something?
 
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I should add I’ve tried the app Aquarium Cam but dislike how it lower quality and doesn’t allow you to manually set focus point which means often it focuses on my sand. Also can’t use the optical zoom with it which is just silly for a camera app.
 
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I find with my iPhone it‘s best to turn on camera mode and point at tank before adding the orange filter.
If I add the filter before pointing at the tank colours are a mess. I might be ”tricking” the phones auto white balance. If you can get an app that allows manual white balance selection, that will help.
 
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I find with my iPhone it‘s best to turn on camera mode and point at tank before adding the orange filter.
If I add the filter before pointing at the tank colours are a mess. I might be ”tricking” the phones auto white balance. If you can get an app that allows manual white balance selection, that will help.
Just to make sure I understand are you saying you put it into the camera app on photo and then add the lens?
 

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I also start the app before applying a filter to the camera. I use Android so I can adjust the white balance. Don't know if there is an iPhone option for this but I have found that these are the things that work for me, short of getting my DSLR out
 

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Yellow Filter, Camera On Auto, Just The Standard Camera App, Samsung Galaxy

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