Will be looking into that and a tripod this week. When in manual, how do you enable flash?
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off camera flash, you can get a pair of transmitter and receiver, and a light diffuser sort of setup for the flash.
place the flash on top of the fish tank, find the right angle and distance.
Macro is not necessary if you have a tripod and tele(zoom) lens, remember you can crop the picture, your camera is 18mp, take advantage of it.
always try manual mode, move the flash around, take some shots to find the right exposure, adjust the aperture and flash distance/angle(for DOF), use flash as exposure light source. The fish tank plant light can be on all time so you can see the objects(for focus) in your tank, but not for exposure light source.
lens is 180MM Tamron Macro. Actually took the picture at about 5ft away from the congo tetra, so it was a Tele lens instead of Macro when I took the picture.