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My New 15L Opti Nano Nº1

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Thanks guys :)

George Farmer said:
Superb shrimp shots mate! Looks like you've got to grips with the flash. What's the set-up?
Hi George, its the same old setup mate, just downloaded some software to try and fix the issues I am having with the Konica-Minolta 5D, improved a little but still having major focusing issues with it, for every 50 shots I get half a dosen in focus, which is a nightmare. Was trying the Wireless flash Minolta 3600HS with the opti-white for macro, which I haven't tried before.
 

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Some great pics! The shrimp in the 3rd pic is a beauty!

So are you using a wireless triggered flash above the tank for these?
Andy
 

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Could your camera be back-focusing? I had a A100, which was basically a KM5D and it backfocused on a few lenses, especially at wide-open apertures where the lack of DOF brutally exposes focusing errors.
 

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andyh said:
So are you using a wireless triggered flash above the tank for these?
Andy
Hi Andy, I use the camera flash and also a wireless flash over the top of the tank, the internal flash triggers the external.

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Could your camera be back-focusing? I had a A100, which was basically a KM5D and it backfocused on a few lenses, especially at wide-open apertures where the lack of DOF brutally exposes focusing errors.
Interesting, I have read a few forums about the KM5D and they say it has to be returned to Sony to get fixed. Apparently a defect that develops after using the camera for a while.
 

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Quick video taken last night with my new digital camera, was just a quick test need to play around with the settings a little more:


Thanks for looking :)
 

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B7fec said:
Great video, just afew shrimp there....... :lol:
What the white food they're eating?
Thanks :) they are eating Sera Shrimp pellets.
 

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Your tank looks pretty cool...
Do you use filtration?
Thanks Luis, I am using an hang filter at present, the Niagara 300.


Full tank shot:
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Over looking, even have a couple of plants growing on it lol:
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cool looking.. What plant is that growing on the filter?
Not sure about the name, got it from Living Waters, Darren threw it in the bag of shrimp I got when I was there. I have now replaced it with a fern, I can take some photos later to show it, looks much better, not sure if the fern will survive in it, will wait and see.
 

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Hi all,
Very nice, the plant in the HOB looks like Hygrophila corymbosa "siamensis" (Syn. Nomaphila stricta) it is a good emergent and has pretty mauve flowers. I've still got a bit of it in the "RCS and Moss" tank, but it used to be magnificent when I had the over-tank planted trickle filters set up in the lab.
cheers Darrel
 

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I think Darrel could be right. I do remember its a type of Hygrphila as it grows emersed from one of the tanks at Living waters.
 

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Been a while since an update, here is how the tank looks at present, just noticed today I have a sole green shrimp survivor, how do you breed with just one :(

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This one is for Matt, he asked for a close up of the fern inside the hang on filter:

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Some close up of the cherries in this tank:

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Macro lens, plus macro filters added to the lens:

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That's about it for now, thanks for looking :)
 

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Don't know the actual name, I have the tag at home I will post it later, its a variety of Microsorum that I purchased in IKEA, I removed the pot and the plant has nothing on its roots, just the rihzone placed inside the filter, I can remove it easily too, to clean the filter and just put it back afterwards.
 

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Hi all,
I'm very interested in the fern as well, looks very impressive.
I don't know what it is, but it looks a bit like the Mangrove Fern Acrostichum aureum from "Hydrophytes" Riparium thread, but I'm not sure.

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http://uforest.blogspot.com/2009/05/walk-at-sungei-serangoon-mangroves.html

Another possibility would be Bolbitis asiatica or heteroclita, but again not quite right.
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Possibly an Asplenium?, looks a bit like it might be but I have no idea of which one.

cheers Darrel
 

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