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Old 11-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #151
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Those Roselines are crazy!
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #152
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Nice job on the photos and sorry to hear about the Discus, thanks for all the good info on the speed light and camera settings, and the dark photo with all the shadow looks really nice and kind of draws you in to see what's lurking in the shadows.


The circuit for the LED's is so nice too, and seems like a great way have separate controls instead of just a dimmer. Ill have to say the Discus are beautiful and these guys look like they are getting ready to break out into some kind of melody. This is a nice capture with 5 Discus just lined up in a pose.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #153
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are you still doing the daily water changes? if not, do you think the sock and ceramic noodles in sump would keep tank parameters under control
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #154
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cool roselines!
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #155
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Nice update dude. As always, your tanks looks great. Sorry to hear about the 2 you lost. That sucks!
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #156
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these are probably the best looking rosalines I've ever seen...I really like the "koi-like" long flowing fins!!!


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And something a little more interesting. My roselines have developed long flowing fins over the past couple weeks, almost like a butterfly koi. Also, the yellow spots on their tails turned white. Who knows what could have caused this. Crossbreeding? Hybridization? Whatever it is, they look pretty damn cool!





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Old 11-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #157
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Great photos and fish, man! Those Long fin Roselines are sweet. Wonder how long it will be before someone starts a breeding line of them.
Thanks! Who knows, I'm sure they already have them in Asia. Those guys breed anything and everything over there. Short body this, platinum that. If you dream it, they will make it in a lab

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yeah man im searching also and couldnt find anything. never seen or heard of it before. u def have a group of special roseline. that just add more value to them in my opinion. load a new vid to your youtube man. i wanna see the roselines swimming.
Yeah they sure do! I'll have to see what I can do about an updated vid!

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I've followed your thread on Simply. Your tank is amazing to say the least. I'm growing out some discus currently and will attempt something similar to your tank. attempt being the key word.
LOL thanks, appreciate it!

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This is amazing! Your tank is simply incredible and your photography is equally so. Well freakin' done! Discus' for the win.
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Thanks for the update Jose. You need to stay active and keep us posted more often.

I'm liking your roseline morphs man. You sure you haven't been dropping radioactive pellets for them? haha
Thanks Nick, I'll try to be more active I wish it were some special pellets. That way I could at least make more.

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Nice! They even have white dots instead of yellows.
Yeah! I don't even know what happened first, the fins or the dots

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Nice job on the photos and sorry to hear about the Discus, thanks for all the good info on the speed light and camera settings, and the dark photo with all the shadow looks really nice and kind of draws you in to see what's lurking in the shadows.

The circuit for the LED's is so nice too, and seems like a great way have separate controls instead of just a dimmer. Ill have to say the Discus are beautiful and these guys look like they are getting ready to break out into some kind of melody. This is a nice capture with 5 Discus just lined up in a pose.
Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed the pics and the write up.

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are you still doing the daily water changes? if not, do you think the sock and ceramic noodles in sump would keep tank parameters under control
I'm doing water changes every other day right now. I haven't checked nitrates in a while, maybe I should. I just don't see having any problems because the stock is so light...

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cool roselines!
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Nice update dude. As always, your tanks looks great. Sorry to hear about the 2 you lost. That sucks!
Thanks Anthony!

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these are probably the best looking rosalines I've ever seen...I really like the "koi-like" long flowing fins!!!
Yeah they sure are, thx!
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:00 AM   #158
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Phenomenal tank. I'll make sure my wife doesn't see this thread or she'll want me to get rid of my existing setup and devote my time to discus.

Spigot that refills the sump from the aging barrel, with a Y-valve for adding water to other tanks


Would you mind sharing where you sources those valved Wyes? I've never seen those before.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #159
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Most any hardware or big box store has 'em in the garden dept by the hoses and sprinklers.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:47 AM   #160
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^Yup! Bought this at Lowes where they have all the garden hoses and nozzles.

And snapped a few new pics today, I'll just drop these off here









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Old 11-14-2011, 02:32 PM   #161
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Those angels are monsters! love it!

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:51 PM   #162
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Great shots once again Jose! I don't remember asking you but how are you diffusing your flash from the top? Also are you using 1 or 2 speedlights?
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #163
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Those angels are monsters! love it!

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Thanks! Those two angels pictures are my big males. They are massive! Each controls one side of the tank, and they always battle it out right in the middle. Pretty fun to watch them

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Great shots once again Jose! I don't remember asking you but how are you diffusing your flash from the top? Also are you using 1 or 2 speedlights?
Thanks Nick! For this set and the one before it I simply placed the speedlight on the glass center brace pointing down in the water. I used by SB-900 with the plastic diffusor cap on it, which automatically adjusts the flash zoom to its widest angle of 10mm.

These were shot at 1/200th, ISO 200, and f/13-f/16. 1/200th is my maximum flash sync speed, so I never go faster than 1/200th since after that it greatly reduces the flash output.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:41 PM   #164
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Damn, my speedlite only goes down to 24mm. 10mm is pretty wide. No wonder it looks like you've got a nice big light spread. I'm familiar with those settings, but my flash can take up to 1/250th max. I guess it's a Canon thing *had to toss that in there* haha
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:50 PM   #165
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Damn, my speedlite only goes down to 24mm. 10mm is pretty wide. No wonder it looks like you've got a nice big light spread. I'm familiar with those settings, but my flash can take up to 1/250th max. I guess it's a Canon thing *had to toss that in there* haha
Haha! I'd have to go up to the next model to get the 1/250th sync speed. Not sure why the lesser modes are 1/200th.

As for my speedlight, it's the SB-900, which is their biggest. My SB-600 doesn't go 10mm wide.
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