Those are some nice SS+ CRS you got yourself....
That light fixture is awesome, I think I may have to steal that from you. lol
P.S Your wife has some KILLER shoes.
Thanks Nikki, they're not bad quality huh?
The fixture idea started because two of those lights didn't have room to fit side by side on top of the tank, so I had to figure out a way to tilt both to fit. Serendipitously, they seem to put out a better wash of light, going slightly tilted and the rays crossing.
I'm actually half way through making new ones, with nicer hard wood, and less hacked together. These took lots of trial and error to build! If you (or anyone else) wants to make some, I can send the exact measurements, or scan them at actual size to use as a guide, because it's pretty tricky to get just right.
PS. My wife LOVED that you said that.. haha. She's a shoe girl. They're her favorite thing to collect. She gets shoes, I get shrimp. Deal.
Do you have almond leaves in the tank? It looks like the water is slightly tannin stained, maybe from the wood.
The night mode shot looks like there is a rave going on in there. Pretty cool.
Are you/your wife using a certain lens for the Macro shots or is that just the stock setup with whatever camera you own?
No almond leaves. I don't really know why the water is going yellow. Could it be the Aqua Soil? It can't be the wood, because I had that in a (much smaller) tank for a long time, and never got yellow water. That wood has been under water for about ten years! haha.
Stock lens.. Canon XTi.. (their base model I think)
My wife does part time photography (when she's not at her big girl job), so she knows her way around a camera. She always seems to take better pictures than me, with the exact same camera. Boo.