Rich's San Francisco Build

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  1. RavenSF

    RavenSF Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Very cool setup
     

  2. Saulsa

    Saulsa Active Member

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    great dimensions! can't wait to see this grown out.
     
  3. reefaboo

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    Amazing :)

    what rainbow is this ? and how big is it ? :)

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  4. RichieT

    RichieT Valuable Member

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    About the size of a quarter. Rainbow crush
     
  5. reefaboo

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    Thats Awesome :)

    Man your tank seems to be every reefers dream man
     
  6. hatfielj

    hatfielj Valuable Member

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    How do you take photos? Specifically, how do you adjust your white balance so well? And what kind of camera/lens set up do you have?
     
  7. kevantheman35

    kevantheman35 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Hey man I'm headed to san fran on the 25th. Any local fish stores or anything I should check out? Planning on hitting steinhart as well.
    You have some great pieces looks awesome!
     
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    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Looking great Rich!
     
  9. lviva003

    lviva003 Just Zoas

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    Question, any particular reason why you switched from LED's to T5's? do you mind sharing your lighting schedule? Thanks
     
  10. RichieT

    RichieT Valuable Member

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    I use a custom made top down viewer. Very similar to the one avast makes. As far as white balance I use a custom white balance setting and then use a brand new frag plug as the reference point. Camera wise I have an old Pentax dslr (6 years old now). The lens is more important though. I have a tamron 90mm macro. Seriously a fantastic lens for everything from fish tank stuff to portraits.
     
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    RichieT Valuable Member

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    Big reason was because I didn't want to buy a second kessil to get enough lighting to grow sps well in my setup. The tank was a little long for just one kessil or even just one radion so I thought I'd give t5s a try.
     
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    lviva003 Just Zoas

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    Do you ever plan to going back to LED's? Also, lighting schedule? lol Thanks
     
  13. RichieT

    RichieT Valuable Member

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    Post #472

    Probably not switching back to full LEDs. I like the t5 reefbrite combo
     
  14. Chris-tico

    Chris-tico Active Member

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    men i love your tank.! love your coral picking!

    you have some great photo skills.!!

    keep posting!
     
  15. Killer

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    Awesome colours!

    Are you running your coral + 7 hours also?

    Thanks.

     
  16. RichieT

    RichieT Valuable Member

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    Boom goes the Bower!!
     

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    gettaReef Valuable Member

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    Woahh......that's some fire!
     
  18. RichieT

    RichieT Valuable Member

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    Finally a decent full tank shot. Bare in mind I set this up as a top down tank.

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  19. swayd

    swayd Well-Known Member

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    Wow there's a lot going on! Great pics and amazing tank!
     
  20. reefaboo

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    dang .. .thats an awesome FTS :) planning thru every single step shows :)
     
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