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Old 12/22/2007, 06:50 PM
Machado deSousa Machado deSousa is offline
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I show you some shots taken by my friend Tiago Garcia.


Close up of frags:









Some fishes:

















Some details of Maternity tank












I'll never take a picture like this (see P. hepatus bihind the Anthia)


I hope you like it,
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Old 12/22/2007, 06:50 PM
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I show you some shots taken by my friend Tiago Garcia.


Close up of frags:









Some fishes:

















Some details of Maternity tank












I'll never take a picture like this (see P. hepatus bihind the Anthia)


I hope you like it,
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Old 12/23/2007, 12:49 AM
Machado deSousa Machado deSousa is offline
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how the hell did that happen now???? the second time this happens!!!
Time to get a mod on the scene and delete one of them..

I posted it once I swear....after all RC doesnít allow to post more than 2 times in 30s.
Sorry
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Old 12/23/2007, 12:56 AM
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Don't worry there good enough to post twice.
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Old 12/23/2007, 02:55 PM
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T 5

Hi Machado

In the past we had producing on intensive system live Adult artemia in a closed system, and huge quantities can be produced in a relatively small area and also without being dependent on sea water. This farming method allows complete control against contamination from external sources

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. Please enjoy this time of year with family and friends, and most of all be safe!
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Old 12/23/2007, 06:10 PM
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Don't worry there good enough to post twice.
I agree, saves scrolling back up to look again
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Old 12/24/2007, 06:32 AM
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Machado I saw the yellow Gobiodon in your tank, does he iritate the Acroporas or not at all? I had one a year ago and he was iritating almost all of mine SPS (all polyps were constantly closed) . It had to go out and I was very glad to take him out safely without disturbing the reef.

But now when I see your's and other tanks with him, it makes me think I got the worst one out there :-(
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Old 12/28/2007, 06:39 AM
Machado deSousa Machado deSousa is offline
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Cprowler: when we post more than 3 shots we have to split the post. I neglected that.

Urb77: Long time ago i tried to produce massive adult artemia, to feed my fishes with live food, but I failed. If you live close the sea the use of NSW may be more economical or even more advantageous seeing that supplies macro and trace elements to our reproduction tanks in right proportions but I think that the risk of introducing some spores of undesirable algae and/or viruses and pathogenic bacteria or pollution is real. Thanks for your wishes of holiday season and new year. I wish you the same for you and your family.

Ok Chris wright, especially for you and Cprowler, next time I will post new photos x3. Thanks.

Laomedon: my gobiodons are a couple. I never noticed irritation of corals but what i see is when they spawn they cause some damage in posture zones, but nothing serious. These tiny creatures are my favorite fishes therefore i would never take them out.

Happy new year for all.
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Old 01/01/2008, 02:31 PM
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as always, nice pictures! How long has this system been up for now?
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:02 PM
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This may have already been asked but, what are your plans with all the frags? For sale/trade?

Thanks
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Old 01/02/2008, 12:39 AM
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Wizsmaster: I rented the space (automobile garage) one year and three months ago (2006, September).
Then, after rent the space, I put hands on approach beginning with thermal and acoustic isolation works, paintings, ventilation, construction of the structures and tanks, etc., and the aquariums started the break in period 5 months later (2007, February).
The first corals came in nine months ago (from my home aquariums I dismantled in 2007, March).
About 4 months ago i added 19 frags that i brought from Germany. Everything has been done in stages, step by step.



Coraljunky: I do this as a hobby. If everything go on well, as i hope and pray for that, and if my corals grow too much and the system reaches unbearable costs for me, maybe Iīll be obliged to sell some frags to pay some costs but not with the purpose of the business.
I earn my money, for almost 30 years, always working as a Civil Engineer.



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Old 01/02/2008, 05:17 PM
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Hello Machado sorry to butt in but I wanted to thank you for your design with eggcrate. I used it with great success thankyou
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:28 AM
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machado very well done it's great to see coral propagation done for the right reasons.

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cheers,
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Old 01/08/2008, 04:23 AM
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Redox: I liked. You improved the water movement and now you control better your corals from above. Corals and fishes looks like happier.

Flint&Eric: thanks for your coments.
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Old 01/08/2008, 02:08 PM
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I would like you know a little better, and in more detail, the scenes of my system. So, i start by making some diagrams of the movement of water in the system and detail of the sump.



layout of the sump





Water flow in the sump






Water flow from tanks to sump





I wait for your questions and comments,

Cheers
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Old 01/08/2008, 02:59 PM
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i'm glad you showed the beer storage!!!!!
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Old 01/08/2008, 04:32 PM
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beer storage

Gotta have a place for the most important tool
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Old 01/08/2008, 05:17 PM
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Re: Re: :)

Quote:
Originally posted by Machado deSousa
Some day-care close ups




I hope you like it.
Machado, where did you source that one?
It's one of the nicest I have ever seen!

Regards
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:50 AM
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bobbet43 and Redox: do you know the vodka method to feed bacteria in aquariums? Iím using a different one: the beer method!!!Ö to feed myself and visitors...

conorwynne: I bought the mother donor of this Pocilophora pistilata in Dortmund, German, five months ago.

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Old 01/10/2008, 09:08 AM
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bobbet43 and Redox: do you know the vodka method to feed bacteria in aquariums? Iím using a different one: the beer method!!!Ö to feed myself and visitors...

conorwynne: I bought the mother donor of this Pocilophora pistilata in Dortmund, German, five months ago.

Cheers,
when you bought the pocillipora, was it as dramtically colored up as it is now?
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Old 01/11/2008, 05:45 PM
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Yes, it was colored like the others i bought. The name of the farm is koralen farm.
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:04 PM
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Wow...nothing but the best from you Machado!

Still doing great I see! Keep up the good work!
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:53 PM
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can you tell me what combination you would use in a 4 bulb t5 set up?
at the moment I have 1 aqua blue+(10,000 kelvin), 1 actinic (20,000 K), 1 super actinic, and one mid day (6,500 k). I don't get the sps colors I would like to see, most of my sps corals become a shade of green.



Thanks...Joshua
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:31 PM
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JaredWaites: thnks for your words.

Joshua76: Mid day bulbs (6,500 k) promotes algae growth. In my opinion is a good option to use 10,000 k minimum. The ideal would be 60% (10,000 k) and 40% (20,000 k) but with 4 bulbs you canít do this combination. Try to use 3 aqua blue (10,000 k) and 1 actinic (20,000 k) if you want to grow corals with acceptable colors. If you want to get more color even sacrificing growth, use 50/50. I wonder your feedback.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:00 PM
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Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a shot 50/50 and see how it goes, and give you an update as soon as I see a difference. Oh and By the way you have the most outstanding propagation system I've ever seen.



Sincerely.....Joshua
 

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