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My two Tanganyika tanks (many pictures)

Postby rck1984 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:36 pm

Hello Folks,

After reading this forum for quite a while now, i decided to register and share my two Tanganyika tanks with you. I have two great hobby´s, one obviously being fish, the other one being photography. In the past year i have been making a lot of great pictures of my tanks and i would like to share some of them and hopefully you enjoy them :)

My 240 liter / 65 gallon Tanganyika tank:
(I am using both a Sylvania Aquastar T5 and an Actinic T5 light dimmed for about 50%. The colors of the fish really pop, down below you can see the colors of my Paracyprichromis under the actinic lightning.)

1M/1F - Altolamprologus Calvus black.
1M - Neolamprologus Tretocephalus.
1M/1F - Lamprologus Ocellatus gold.
3M/9F - Paracyprichromis Brieni Velifer.
7M/F - Synodontis Petricola dwarf.

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Overview Tanganyika 240l by Rck1984F, on Flickr

My 60 liter / 15 gallon Lamprologus Multifasciatus tank:

3M/5F - Lamprologus Multifasciatus
~30 - Young fry, aprox 3 weeks old now.
Also contains 250 snail shells.

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Lamprologus Multifasciatus tank by Rck1984F, on Flickr

Some recent pictures i made of the 65 gallon tank:

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Altolamprologus Calvus black female guarding her shell with young fish by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Paracyprichromis Brieni Velifer by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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My Neolamprologus Tretocephalus by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Altolamprologus Calvus by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Lamprologus Ocellatus male by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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My Neolamprologus Tretocephalus by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Two of my Paracyprichromis Brieni Velifer males by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Shell full with Altolamprologus Calvus black fry. by Rck1984F, on Flickr

And some random pictures of the Lamprologus Multifasciatus tank:

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Lamprologus Multifasciatus by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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One of my Lamprologus Multifasciatus female guarding her fry. by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Lamprologus Multifasciatus fry by Rck1984F, on Flickr
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Lamprologus Multifasciatus fry by Rck1984F, on Flickr

Hopefully you enjoy them :)
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Postby Hatter » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:15 pm

:o :o

Wow, man. Simply gorgeous pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the simplicity of the shelly tank.

That first picture is truly artful. Great composition.
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Postby rck1984 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:22 pm

Hatter wrote::o :o

Wow, man. Simply gorgeous pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the simplicity of the shelly tank.

That first picture is truly artful. Great composition.


Thank you Hatter, much appreciated.
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Postby TCP » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Hatter wrote::o :o

Wow, man. Simply gorgeous pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the simplicity of the shelly tank.

That first picture is truly artful. Great composition.


:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

+1

Truly stunning pictures.... your ready for the Cichlid - Forum Photo Contest
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Postby Eric_S » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:47 pm

Everything about this post is awesome! :D =D> Thanks for sharing.
150g Malawi - placidochromis electra, demasoni, maingano, yellow labs, acei, syno. multies; http://vimeo.com/erics/malawi-tank
125g Tang - compressiceps, paracyps, cyps, multies
20g growout - cyps, calvus
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Postby Steffano2 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:05 am

Stunning!!!! All your pictures and your fish too.

If I may ask how did you embed your Flickr pictures into the thread? I have an account and cannot figure it out.
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Postby rck1984 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:18 am

Steffano2 wrote:Stunning!!!! All your pictures and your fish too.

If I may ask how did you embed your Flickr pictures into the thread? I have an account and cannot figure it out.


Thanks for all the nice responses, really appreciate it! :thumb:
Getting the pictures embedded like that with Flickr is pretty easy. Just click on a picture in your photo stream, then press the share button and there you have all the options to share the pics, also the embedded option.
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Postby DanniGirl » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:57 am

Outstanding pictures! I love the 65 gal. set-up!
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Postby Steffano2 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:21 pm

rck1984 wrote:
Steffano2 wrote:Stunning!!!! All your pictures and your fish too.

If I may ask how did you embed your Flickr pictures into the thread? I have an account and cannot figure it out.


Thanks for all the nice responses, really appreciate it! :thumb:
Getting the pictures embedded like that with Flickr is pretty easy. Just click on a picture in your photo stream, then press the share button and there you have all the options to share the pics, also the embedded option.


Thanks for the tip on the Flickr sharing, figured it out you have to use the BBcode, which stands for Bulletin Board Code.
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Postby pomi » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:39 pm

I like how you've used the rule of thirds. :thumb:

Great pics!
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Postby rck1984 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:22 pm

Thank you very much, it feels good that my pictures are appreciated :)
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Postby fmueller » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:43 pm

Great tanks, and lots of excellent photos. The one with the Calvus fry in the shell taken from a bird's eye view is my personal favorite. Absolutely fantastic shot :thumb:

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Postby rck1984 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:21 pm

fmueller wrote:Great tanks, and lots of excellent photos. The one with the Calvus fry in the shell taken from a bird's eye view is my personal favorite. Absolutely fantastic shot :thumb:

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Thank you, once again! It's one of my favo shots as well.
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Postby Steve C » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Very nice tanks, the 65 is by far my fav of the two though. I like the lighting you have in the 65 where it looks more of a "spot" type lighting. Mind sharing what sort of light setup you are running on that one?


EDIT- BTW Photography is a bit of a hobby with me (Canon & Sigma set up here) I also wanted to tell you your pictures are excellent quality color&foucs :thumb:
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Postby rck1984 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Steve C wrote:Very nice tanks, the 65 is by far my fav of the two though. I like the lighting you have in the 65 where it looks more of a "spot" type lighting. Mind sharing what sort of light setup you are running on that one?


EDIT- BTW Photography is a bit of a hobby with me (Canon & Sigma set up here) I also wanted to tell you your pictures are excellent quality color&foucs :thumb:


Thank you Steve.

The lightning I am using on my 65 gallon, 1x Sylvania Aquastar T5 and 1x Blue Reef Actinic T5. Both are dimmed for about 50% with PVC pipe. I took a pipe and drilled a dozen holes into it and placed it over the whole length of both the light. It results in dimming the light output by a lot, next to that I drilled bigger holes on certain spots to highlight things in my tank (the spot light your thinking of).
It took me hours and hours off trying to get the perfect light but I am very satisfied with it at the moment. The color of the fish just pops off, the difference with the "normal" light is incredible.

I used the same method on my multifasciatus tank, I recently made a picture to show someone who was wondering as well.

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Dim method Multifasciatus tank by Rck1984F, on Flickr

The actinic T5 light is definitely a thing to consider, it's awesome.
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