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Oct 2014

If you get in my lens' way...

By: melev | Tags:

From time to time, my fish seem to want the spotlight.  I was about to shoot a cerrtain coral and this gal (yes, it's a female Lyretail anthias) decided to swim into the frame.  Fine, if you want to block my efforts, I'll just shoot you instead. Ended up with a really great shot.

07

Oct 2014

Lightroom edit

By: melev | Tags:

I took a picture of a lobophytum with a macro lens, and loaded that RAW file into Lightroom 5.0 for the normal adjustments.

06

Oct 2014

Tiny round snails

By: melev | Tags: snail

This is a Collonista snail. It's a little hitchhiker, and doesn't grow to be bigger than a bb. Usually you'll see them late at night coming up the glass as tiny round dots. Great little grazers.

06

Oct 2014

What's that little thing?

By: melev | Tags:

Shooting a few shots with my macro lens yesterday, I spotted an oddity on a branch of the staghorn coral and focused on that area momentarily.  It looks like a SPS polyp captured a small piece of a LPS hammer's tip that came off somehow. It's about the right size and shape.

05

Oct 2014

Dosing Containers [video]

By: melev | Tags: ato reservoir

Part of what is sold on my site is built by me.  Here's a quick video showcasing two different sized triple-doser reservoirs that I recently built.  You can order the standard sizes offered or I can build something custom to suit your system's needs.

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Oct 2014

Super cute, right?

By: melev | Tags:

Since MACNA, I've really enjoyed the mated pair of Golden Dwarf Moray eels I brought home.  They are quite active and out any time food hits the water.  While they live in the rockwork most of the time, one or both will swim in the open looking for food.

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Jun 2014

Comparing PAR of new & old bulbs

By: melev | Tags: reefbrite

I recently purchased some new ballasts and bulbs for the 400g.  I've been observing the livestock and debated whether to change the current configuration to only 250w bulbs or to upgrade all the way across to 400w bulbs.