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Old 09/27/2007, 10:54 PM   #26
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 09/27/2007, 11:49 PM   #27
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Hello,
I'm sorry for delaying to answer your kind posts. Tonight i'm gonna try to post more pics and go on answering your questions.

Thanks for your patience,

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Old 09/28/2007, 03:09 AM   #28
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Wow. Now I remember why I always like being in this subforum. You don't get to see that kind of pictures very often.

And can you explain more from the term "one polyp"? Do you just frag the tip of a sps? Or just a piece containing 1 polyp extension?


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Old 09/28/2007, 10:35 AM   #29
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not only do you have lots of frags.. but you have amazing colors as well....


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Old 09/28/2007, 11:56 AM   #30
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WOW!!!! Very nice setup, looks fantastic! Please post more pictures if you can.


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Old 09/28/2007, 01:07 PM   #31
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I'm all teared up!


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Old 09/28/2007, 01:46 PM   #32
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Re: Re: Coral Maternity in Portugal

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Machado, could you or someone please do me the honor of translating those amounts into gallons please??
Just divide by 4, or 3.96 if you're really anal.


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Old 09/28/2007, 01:47 PM   #33
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Machado,
Amazing setup! That must have taken a LOT of work to get to that point. Congratulations on your success.


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Old 09/28/2007, 05:44 PM   #34
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this is awsome. How do you keep the eggcrate so clean? and have you figured out coral warfare?


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Old 09/28/2007, 07:23 PM   #35
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Nice work Machado!!!

Keep up the god work

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Old 09/28/2007, 07:33 PM   #36
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!!!!!!Wow¡¡¡¡¡

What a piece of coral garden. Congratulatios. You are a professional coral propagator. ¿How many coral frags in your system?
This are the only ATI Tubes I use:



I Combine:
Maternity - 60% Blue Special with 40 % Blue Plus (to enhance coral growing)
Nursery - 50% Blue Special with 40 % Blue Plus
Day Care - 50% Blue Special with 40 % Blue Plus

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Old 09/28/2007, 07:42 PM   #37
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That is truly amazing setup and blows away anything i have seen on this site before. It sounds like you are a true scholar in the work of coral prop and with efforts like you have make do nothing but help keep the natural reefs where they belong.
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I think it is freekin great, that many less corals that need to be ripped from our oceans
Tank you for your kind words.

That is true, this is a god way to avoid over colecting corals from theyre natural habitats to tsustain the aquarium hobbies.


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Old 09/28/2007, 07:51 PM   #38
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Lots of great color. Equipment and tanks look very interesting. Would love to know more about the system.
Hello Mr James!

Thanks for your words.

What do you want to know about the system?

I gladly awnser to all questions.

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Old 09/28/2007, 08:03 PM   #39
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what are monthly costs of running a system like that. how long has it been running, what are some problems you encounter?

Please show pics of your display tank, that thing looks awesome as well.

Please show from start to finish how you frag your corals. Are the flower plugs filled w/ cement or any filler?

lots of questions, i think everyone is in awwe right now.


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Old 09/28/2007, 08:04 PM   #40
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and even if this was commercial this is still something that is fascinating to all RC members.


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Old 09/28/2007, 08:04 PM   #41
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and even if this was commercial this is still something that is fascinating to all RC members.

Even the moderators have to be impressed w/ this setup, he deserves the two thumbs up!!!!!!


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Old 09/28/2007, 08:17 PM   #42
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Please expand on your lighting system. What sort, how many, wattage, etc. of the T5s you are using.
Hello jerryz,

I only use T5 tubes in all tanks, including algae filters and mangs.
About wattage:

Maternity: 4 Blue Special 80W + T5 4 Blue Plus 80W = 640W

Nursery: 3 Blue Special 80W + T5 3 Blue Plus 80W = 480W

Day-care: 5 Blue Special 80W + T5 5 Blue Plus 80W = 800W

Mangroves tank: 4 Sunpro 54W= 216W

Algae filter: 2 Sunpro 54W= 108W

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He provides a ton of info. Including water params, brief overviews of his multi stage grow out system. and is trying to answer questions about his system and methods.
I'm pleasant to answer to all questions about my prop system.

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Old 09/28/2007, 08:30 PM   #43
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looks awesome, I love the rows and rows of frags!!

Is there anyway i can get the full size pic of this one?

Hello Kurt03!

Yes, just send me your e-mail address by PM.

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Old 09/28/2007, 09:18 PM   #44
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... can you explain more from the term "one polyp"? Do you just frag the tip of a sps? Or just a piece containing 1 polyp extension?
It depends on the size of the radial or axial polyps esclerites.

If the esclerite is prominent to allow its collect, it is possible to remove it. In corals like Acropora multiacuta, for exemple, seen in this pic below, is possible to do it.



Other cases, with less prominent esclerits, you need to collect more than one polyp to propagate.

Of course this metode has high associated costs and is only recommended for rare or expensive colonys.

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Old 09/28/2007, 09:33 PM   #45
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Hello!

I left you aquariums view:



All the best

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Old 09/28/2007, 09:51 PM   #46
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Definately the best looking prop systems I personally(and most of us) have seen. The colors are outstanding, and all from T5s. Very Impressive!! I may be in Portugal(Chaves)next year to visit the inlaws, are you giving any tours? Keep up the great work!!


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Old 09/29/2007, 12:07 AM   #47
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amazing. i absolutely am amazed at the colors you have.


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Old 09/29/2007, 06:18 AM   #48
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Hi Machado,

Sweet system you've got there. I must visit you soon.

Why did you choose T5 over MH?

Do you have live rock in the system?

Why didn't you use any substrate in the tanks?

Congratulation, that is really amazing!


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Old 09/29/2007, 09:42 AM   #49
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HI MACHADO,

Congratulations for you briliant work that Denadai coud see live by her self and expose for us at IPAQ (www.ipaq.com.br).

Same question: What about Rhizoporas ... do you really thing they are a great improvement in your system ?

See ya,

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Old 09/29/2007, 10:41 AM   #50
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Woweeeeee!


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