Leemar Starphire 290

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kmooresf, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Lol! Yes, she is a beast for sure. She draws blood when she bites. Although we work pretty well together if I'm paying attention. I have broken lots of SPS when she bites, and scares me. Makes me flinch and break stuff. Ha! She is turning 15 in a few months.

    I love the chromis. They are easy, chill and offer a lot of movement. They don't seem to bother anyone.
     
  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Chromis very susceptible to uronema marium. Make sure to qt n treat chromis proactively.


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  3. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    I finally bought a top down "porthole" for my camera from Avast Marine. http://www.avastmarine.com/products/top-down-port-xl
    I just got it today, and decided to give it a try. I got the "extra long" version, because I wanted it to fit my giant Macro lense. However it seems like for my normal lenses, it is a bit long. I may invest in the shorter version as well. Anyway, I took some pics with my normal 35mm lense today and they came out ok. I am excited to experiment with lenses and see what happens. Here are today's efforts. I decided not to mess with the photo's, so no cropping and no messing with color. You can see on some of them, the edge from the round tube. This 35mm lense was fully zoomed in order to eliminate most of the edge.

    This is a top down shot of the A. Vilada that I got from JAR a few years ago. It FINALLY captured the magnificent color of this coral. It's INSANELY BLUE! The second is the side shot of the same coral.
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    This is a Red Planet that I got from Neuro. This came as a pretty decent size piece, but it seemed to have a natural center, so I broke it in two and placed them in two different spots in the tank. This first one is getting more indirect light from a kessil 360 wide, and some side light from a 360narrow. The second is the SAME coral, only directly under a 360 narrow. Both are at the same depth in the tank. CRAZY color difference. Just fun to compare.
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    Tortuosa corals....
    Cali Tort
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    Miyagi Tort
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    Green Tort
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    unknown Tort
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  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Rasberry Lemonade (from Jim "Gimmito") Thought it was lost in the tank crash. Cut it off the rock, but a very tiny piece remained, and regrew to this.
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    Pocillipora (from Arnold "Apon")
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    Green Stag over Orange Digi
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    Perhaps my favorite coral I have ever had. Green Tenius.......lost my large colony with the tank crash. Recovered from Neuro, who still had a piece. Thanks Alfred!
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    Ponope Birdsnest
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    Lamplighter acro
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    Forestfire digi (from Bob "tankguy") starting to take off.
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    Red Tabeling Acro (from Mike "coralreefer")
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  5. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    My Giant Derasa clam with the Starry Blenny chillin on top.
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    Pink Millipora
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    Sunset Millie (I think? $10 frag from Neptune)
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  6. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Awesome as always. Glad the tank is still going strong!
     
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  7. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Btw, I have a proven pair of Grade A Picasso's that I need to rehome. Would you be interested in a trade for frags?
     
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  8. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member


    Oh man, I would love to, but I have a 14.5 year old Maroon that would be the winner of that bout. :( You are welcome to frags though. I might have corals that I'm not ready to frag, but I am happy to frag most of them. If you have your eye on anything particular, just PM me and I am sure I can hook you up.


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  9. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Wow!
    Keep on growing
    Man that tank looks good
     
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  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man wish I knew you were interested in a port hole camera I have one i never use that's probably that size (grey though, but hey it wasn't DIY unlike most of my crap!) :D
     
  11. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Lol! I have thought about it many times, just never pulled the trigger. I am sure somebody would be interested in it. Great way to check out the tank. Even if you just look through it.
     
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Those sps are looking great.

    I have the same porthole and love it! It's the perfect size for the 105mm VR lens.
     
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  13. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Beautiful corals and pictures!

    (Just FYI, if you put an ampersand > @ before the handle, it will tag the person so they know you mentioned them in case they miss your post! @JAR , @neuro , @gimmito , @Apon , @tankguy , @Coral reefer )
     
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  14. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Nice! Thanks @Geneva!


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  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Quick learner.
     
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  16. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    how many times can i say amazing? Dam Kris you have that dialed in @Kmooresf
     
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  17. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Bob. Back on track for the moment. Stopped into "the fish Doctor," Mike, while walking the dogs tonight. Store was looking good, and he had some nice stuff. You came up in conversation. Seems like a good dude.


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  18. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    I'm wicked SMAAAT!!


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  19. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Is that a good will hunting reference?
     
  20. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I went when he first opened up. Cool guy. Talked for about an half hour
     
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