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Old 07/08/2009, 08:16 AM   #726
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all I have to say is W-O-W

why doesn't anyone stateside do this?


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Old 07/10/2009, 12:37 AM   #727
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The dedication put to this prop-system is amazing. Would love to have one some day.


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Old 07/10/2009, 08:03 AM   #728
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all I have to say is W-O-W

why doesn't anyone stateside do this?
Availble space, time and cash would be my guess!


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Old 07/21/2009, 03:12 PM   #729
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Thanks for congratulations. I'm not a professional, my hobby is just reef gardening. In the Day-care center I've got +/- 800 frags. In Nursery +/- 800 babies.

Machado de Sousa
Wow I thought I had alot of corals with 25....your tank is amazing. Do you buy your frags or get them from the ocean? Do you have some sort of list as to the different species you have in your tanks so you can keep track?


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Old 08/02/2009, 09:18 PM   #730
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Looking at http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...t=IMG_3352.jpg it appears you have changed your plugs. Please explain your reason and process.

Would like to see an update on your full setup to see how you have changed it around.


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Old 08/04/2009, 06:25 PM   #731
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Thanks to all for your kind words.

shaginwagon13, Plan>B, Sorry, I want to respond to you posting pics but, by now, I have no more Disk space remaining on my account. Very soon i will post to you.

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Old 08/04/2009, 06:40 PM   #732
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Hi folks,
Please take a look on my friend Nelson Pena blog:

http://h2oplusomething.blogspot.com/...oral-farm.html

The pics are dated 2008 October.

Cheers,


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Old 08/17/2009, 08:01 PM   #733
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you have been my inpiration to setup my own propagation tanks.

thanks for your time explaning your setup it has been great to read this thread.

i'll post my pictures as soon as i finish.

i will do something similar but not for sps. it will have softies only for now and then sps.

thanks a lot!!!


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Old 08/18/2009, 07:08 AM   #734
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Go ahead. I would like to see the evolution of your project. Every questions are welcome. Good lucky.


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Old 08/18/2009, 08:19 AM   #735
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machado ive read your post amazing work
you say you cut a polyp
im a little confused on the size of the polyp.

have you got a picture of a single polyp cutting.

thanks

vic mota


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Old 08/18/2009, 10:05 AM   #736
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all I have to say is W-O-W

why doesn't anyone stateside do this?
Working on it Outstanding work as I have said before Machado. Very impressive! You are truly dedicated to the hobby in a way that few are!


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Old 08/18/2009, 01:43 PM   #737
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Old 09/28/2009, 06:15 PM   #738
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Hi ! Can you post new pictures ?


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Old 09/30/2009, 03:42 PM   #739
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Machado , ,, you said you feed your sps kind of food its called Zooton , did you advice any sps reefer to use it ? is it boost colors ?


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Old 09/30/2009, 03:47 PM   #740
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Hi Machado,

I sent you a PM. Please reply.

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Old 10/02/2009, 12:41 AM   #741
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This set-up is just incredible Only if I had the room...and money


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Old 10/03/2009, 10:58 PM   #742
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Dear Machado deSousa,

I want to thank you for my current state of sobriety. I've been reading this post since 7pm and it is now 12:44am. I stated with a nice generous glass of Black Label Scotch and I know realized that I'm hammered! i thank you and Johnny Walker for the buzz.
After reading through the entire 2 years worth of post I came 2 realize a few things.

1) You should be proud of your set-up. Everybody envies you.
2) After reading posts here that stretch for the last 2 year I realize I must be extremely smart. I've been in this hobby for 7 months and I was extremely surprised to the ignorance of some people.
3) You are a very good representative of your country. You are kind and Patient! Also Smart ( are you sure you're not Canadian?)
4) You either care dearly for the Reefs of the world of you have too much money. I'd buy any one of your corals for $35. That means in my eyes you have $140,000 CND in corals. As a business man I understand the opportunity you have and appreciate your commitment to the planet! ( or guiness book) lol.
5).... I'm too drunk to mention anything else! I should have stuck to beer!


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Old 10/03/2009, 11:02 PM   #743
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I have a 140 gal tank and I'm currently dosing manually aLk, CA and Mag. My parameters are perfect but I'm trying to stay away from testing every week. The two part method is expensive too. What would you recommend? Balling Method or Calcium reactor?
I don;t care about cost at this point. I want what works best. I currently have a Profilux 2 and was going to go the balling method.

Please let me know what you think.


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Old 10/06/2009, 08:31 AM   #744
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hey Machado. how are things with your system?...any new updates or pictures?


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Old 10/07/2009, 04:42 PM   #745
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Hello,

Here´s some pics taken in April to Machado´s Coral Maternity:



















Let me know if you want more.

Regarding the doubts, I´m afraid I can´t answer for Machado so you´ll have to wait for him to come back here.


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Old 10/07/2009, 04:55 PM   #746
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beautiful pictures andre. definitely would love to see more pics.

do you have any closer shots of the corals?


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Old 10/07/2009, 05:26 PM   #747
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Let me know if you want more.

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Please post everything you have.


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Old 10/08/2009, 03:44 AM   #748
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Wow very nice! Im amazed at how colorful all your SPS are!

One question,
Are all your frag tanks under T5's? What kinda of reflectors do you use? Also do you have fans on each T5 bulb?

thank you


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Old 10/08/2009, 03:50 AM   #749
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Mr. DeSousa, what do you dose in all these tanks to keep the corals fed? Anything specifically for the SPS?

What level are your phosphates typically at?

Thanks


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Old 10/08/2009, 07:37 AM   #750
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I am speechless.
Andre. Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures.
I wish I can visit you guys someday.

Machado. Please keep up your excellent work.


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