Lighting set ups for aquascape photography

greenink

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Hello.

Was hoping people could advise on what the best lighting set-up is for aquascape photography. Have seen a few 'professional' sets like this one for £150 which would give 3 * 200w tripod-mounted flashes as well as a whole load of stuff to put in the attic... and are really quite tempting, given the good reviews.
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Has anyone here used something like this?

From looking at people's photos (and threads on other forums like this one), seems that some proper tripod-mounted studio flashes are a must. Would be really helpful if people could advise on what they use, with pictures of the whole set up not just the tank, how they decide on 'pointing' their flashes, etc.

Mark - hope you'll forgive me reposting this picture to give a sense of what I'm after.

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Keen to understand what's going on in shots like this. Why the black curtain? Why the opposing angles of the strobes?

Thanks in advance, all you experts! Have seen lots of people promising a proper write-up, but can't find one on the web.
 

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