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The SCR bawler growout, JF Pimped Out looks pretty damn cool. Not much polyp extension during the day, hopefully I don't have it in too high of PAR. Mid in the tank.
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This Tong's piece has been dormant since my last system. Hopefully it'll wake up, first time I've seen polyps in a while.
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Creamsicle just doesn't have the gnarly orange pop it did in my last system. Looks more like a sunset millepora coloration currently. Before it was straight orange for the most part. day or night
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Unlocking WD. I feel like the addition of the blue lamps has brought out a few more pink hints since I took this picture. Not sure if that's an indication of PAR increase or just a difference of spectrum? Could also be that it's just finally shooting out.
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Looking good. I'm glad things are turning around for you. I need to get things rolling on my tank soon. How's the lime in the sky doing?
 

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Looking good. I'm glad things are turning around for you. I need to get things rolling on my tank soon. How's the lime in the sky doing?
It's doing well. Got some polyp extension on it. I gave it a pretty prime spot a few inches below cherry bomb. I think they'll contrast each other well.

Just yesterday I noticed that other purplish piece is throwing out some PE and encrusting too. Picture came out shaking, it's at the back of my tank and hard to get a picture under blues. This was from earlier in the week when I shot the others, it's got even more PE now.
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I did have a piece RTN on me and my really pink colony is very light in color. Nutrients are still present so maybe those two new lamps shocked some stuff. Or maybe the quantapros are really just that bright? I may reduce the hours they're on.
 

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Alright, it’s on Dino’s. 110w of UV. I chickened out plumbing it off my drain line (first picture setup) I don’t have a lot of faith in jebao, a leak or failure would be catastrophic where I could fit this. It’s pulling from my skimmer section and emptying near my return pump, fed by a sicce 1.5.

I’ll say my temp didn’t drop much last night so these must run a little warm.
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It's doing well. Got some polyp extension on it. I gave it a pretty prime spot a few inches below cherry bomb. I think they'll contrast each other well.

Just yesterday I noticed that other purplish piece is throwing out some PE and encrusting too. Picture came out shaking, it's at the back of my tank and hard to get a picture under blues. This was from earlier in the week when I shot the others, it's got even more PE now.
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I did have a piece RTN on me and my really pink colony is very light in color. Nutrients are still present so maybe those two new lamps shocked some stuff. Or maybe the quantapros are really just that bright? I may reduce the hours they're on.
Nice! Yeah, that’s the silly string acro, I knew there was another one. I’ll give you a frag of confetti when you’re ready for it again.


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I still shoot a bunch and only end up with a few that came out good.

I didn’t have much luck with Avast orange filter. It’s more yellow and I’d get the same outcome you’re talking about. I didn’t play with it much though. Have you tried messing with white balance by presetting it? Usually a camera maxes out around 10,000k. Tried shooting in the 3k range then the 10k range to see which is closer and what they do then adjust from there.
A local member had a sheet of orange film I cut out for the avast porthole. That helped a bunch. it’s closer to the orange most reef shades have.

the hard part about shooting with the 90 tamron is getting more than just a polyp in focus. I shoot with a really high f stop high teens to low 20s. I have shutter speed as slow as possible without getting blur in the shot. That lets me keep my ISO as low as possible and reduces noise.

if your lights are controllable turn then 100% intensity while shooting. That alone will help a ton. Shooting through any filter makes the shot darker so crank them up and kill ambient lighting.
Yeah I've tried adjusting the white balance but still comes out kinda OK, Im gonna try other filters and see which works best. I did find with the intensity at 100% helps a lot, I have my go to handy dandy cellphone camera if all else fails.

Your tank is looking tank is looking great by the way and corals looks awesome.
 

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Those jebao really seem to be doing a great job for me. Even in the sump. My sand is noticeably white after stirring it up yesterday. It was lighter even yesterday prior to stirring but I’m hoping that was the mail in the coffin for Dino’s.

I’ve got some GHA patches here and there. The worst is growing in the front colony that tn on me during my metal issues. No sign of bryopsis now though!
Water quality is much more clear as well. I can stand the amount of blue I’ve got on the tank, really makes it one dimensional. I may add p+ or c+ in the mix.

still have a few corals looking pale so I raised the t5 to 10” and lowered the all blue quanta period by 30 minutes.

Once I see clear sand for a few days I’ll knock the uv down to just nighttime.
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It’s that blue threw a yellow filter!
 

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