Constructing a quality tank build thread

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys ive been browsing and seen some good and some not so good threads on forum, so decided to start a thread for members to offer suggestions and feedback regarding how to construct a quality tank build thread.

    basics to consider are (and by all means add)


    quality of photos:
    while a photo never really justifies how awsome your system is , it definatley helps to get the message across, you dont have to be a photographer, but simple things like having it in the correct orientation and having glass cleaned can go a long way

    lighting:
    its almost impossible to get a really good pic under violet LED alone with a phone or low quality camera, but with time and perserverence it can be done. practice makes perfect.

    check the surroundings prior to a FTS: nothing worse than having a beautiful tank outshines by yesterdays underwear laying on the couch beside it :)

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    I'm not sure the title fits with the content, are we talking about taking good pics of the tank or building it?
     
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    what he is referring to is the actual thread that the build is going to be posted in

    1. clean the glass with a tissue or newspaper to get rid of the oil on the glass and make the glass completely transparent..

    2. remove the thermometer from the tank and any other equipment that might be in the tank that will obstruct the view of the tank

    3 take many pictures of the tank and choose the ones that really bring the tank to life..
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Zippy im refferring to the thread itself. So many good systems portrayed poorly so here is an opportunity to guide people to start of properly from the get go.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Anything more to add guys n girls?
     
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    i enjoy threads that read like a journal :)
     
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    Always add a FTS;)

    Most people post super zoomed pics of single corals as they probably afraid the rest of the tank looks crappy or all "algae-eed" out (for lack of a better word) :lol:
     
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    include the sump pictures, diagrams of the flow etc. the "engineering" as it were.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    good input guys

    i think its almost important to put a pic of a FTS on the opening post to keep people interested in how you got to that point..
     
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