Solar dos Frades Reef v2 - 265g from Portugal!

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  1. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks Paulo. Fortunately you are of the ones that follow my adventure. Hope to see you here in my place tomorrow!

    All the best,
    Rui
     

  2. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello,

    Since the camera lens and also all the concept of taking pictures to the aquarium is new ... I need to keep practicing ;)

    microclados
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    for those in Europe this one is know as Joe Carduus (although it's a tortuosa!)
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    All the best,
    Rui
     
  3. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello again ... man this is an addiction ...

    So this coral? An acropora valida
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    went from this:
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    To this ...
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    I am very happy ... and I can say now that my battle agains AEFW was a win!

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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  4. Marlon2024

    Marlon2024 Well-Known Member

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    Amazing
     
  5. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you Marlon2024

    Let's continue ...

    cyphastrea decadia
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    montipora setosa - Very happy with this one. I spread it already to 8 aquariums in Portugal!
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    peralberry?
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    and finally an FTS
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    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    aaron23 Well-Known Member

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    Lol when I met my one I got back into the hobby! It's my way of saying okay you got me I'm settling down now.

    Outstanding build I'm going to reread some of this I love the progression thanks for putting so much time into this well done!
     
  7. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you aaron23

    Nice to know people follow. Gives you more energy to keep going and improving!

    I tend to report all my mistakes in the hope no one does the same I did ... I think it's my way of educating people.

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    My dearest friend,

    It is my most pleasure to see this tank thriving so nicely.
    As I usually say, it's fairly easy to have ONE great aquarium, you just need a bit of luck. But to came back from several drawbacks as you have managed and in the end present us with such a great result, it just shows us how good reefer you are. Congrats!
    I consider myself very fortunate to be your friend and I am looking forward to go on another "Reef road trip" with you.... Maybe MACNA next time?

    Cheers,
    Ricardo
     
  9. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My friend ...
    You left me speechless.
    You have been an inspiration for me and a valuable help in the recovery of this tank! Thank you.
    I am the fortunate one! MACNA it is ... let me start preparing my wife ... o_O

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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  11. rui.manuel.gaspar

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    It's only because of you and your photos ... keep the lessons coming!

    We should start planning. Any way to know when will we have a east coast MACNA?

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    PmRg Well-Known Member

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    Ahah those photography whatsapp workshops your learning well.

    @revtree where's that MACNA info... Air Trip to east coast sounds good

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    MACNA im in ... hahahaha go go go ...
     
  14. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello :D ,

    some more ...

    tortuosa
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    microclados
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    parillis
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    desalwii
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    nana
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    turaki
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    anemone
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    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    Greetings from Portugal!!! Great to see a fellow countrymen over here with such a beautiful Reef! Congrats on your amazing tank, your perseverance and your wife management skills .

    I see you have used Bayer at some point. I have looked for it near Lisbon and was unable to find the product. Could you post a picture of the product you are using as well as where you purchased it? I use coral RX but it does not seem to be as effective...


    Thanks and keep up the (very) good work!!

    Oh, and your photos also rock!
     
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    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks !!!
    Not at some point. Always ...

    It's not approved within Europe. I bought it in the United States in one of my travels there.

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    It's this one!

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    Obrigado!

    Bummer... ☹️ was hopping you would have found some small supplier. I guess I will need to continue with Coral RX than.
     
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    Tank is looking amazing!
     
  19. rui.manuel.gaspar

    rui.manuel.gaspar Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you for your kind words ...

    Meanwhile ;) ,

    before and after ... it looks like the corals don't grow. I really change that perspective when I see old photos

    Out.2015
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    Dec.2016
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    Oct.2015
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    Oct.2015
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    Oct.2015
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    Dec.2016
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    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    nitro Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Awesome tank and pics, very cool thread..
     
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