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Rules and Announcements
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Rules and Regulations
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Important Announcements to read.
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22-02-2015 Go to last post
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Ask The Experts
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Reefing with Sara (sihaya)
Honoured guest Sara Mavinkurve is a well known international advisor on and creator of It is our pleasure to have her here to assist you with your reefkeeping questions. If you need some beginner or specialist advice, pop in and ask Sara a question.
by dallasg
20-03-2015 Go to last post
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Hennie's Corner
Hennie Landman (Reef Maniac) has a vast amount of knowledge in all aspects of the Reefkeeping hobby from DIY to chemical additives. He has written many articles about the hobby, some of which are used on Reef Central. So if you need some beginners or specialised local advice, Hennie is here to help.
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Specialist Anemone advice
Brenda (Anemone) is here to help with all and any anemone related questions or advice you may need. She is a member of the crew of advisors and we are honoured and pleased to have her on our board offering her time and advice to our members. Have you got an anemone? Do you want an anemone? Need advice before or after buying? Here's the place to ask.
by wookie
04-02-2015 Go to last post
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Advanced Topics
Forum for more advanced and in-depth discussion with less chit chat. This section will be heavily moderated in order to maintain the flow of the discussion and to avoid any off topic posts or thread derailing. Enjoy.
Advanced Topic: Water Changes vs Stability
17-03-2015 Go to last post
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New Members
New to the forum? This is the place to start, pop in and say Hi to the crew and receive a warm MASA welcome.
2,952 61,036
Beginner Discussions
Discussions about beginning this hobby and how to setup a marine tank.
2,282 38,584
General Discussions
General discussion forum about reefkeeping and marine tanks.
by Jason
1 Minute Ago Go to last post
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Urgent Help Needed
Start a thread here if you are in need of urgent help that needs urgent attention in order to prevent the deaths of any livestock. Please do not use this forum for random problems such as "I've got algae".
Urgent help needed: Blonde Naso not Eating
by RiaanP
3 Days Ago Go to last post
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Detailed help requests
Fill out a form with as much info as you can about your tank/problem to enable the members to offer as much advice and help as they can.
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A one stop resource for information in the form of articles written by hobbyists.
35 824
Power cuts
How to deal with the continued power cuts in South Africa (possibly to continue until 2014)and possible solutions to ensure our tanks survive the many hours of no power.
162 3,238
Reef Hunters
Finding those hidden Gems
153 2,904
Environmental Discussions
230 3,189
246 4,488
Diving and Collecting
Scuba and snorkelling, specimen collecting, photography, outings, trips, shark dives and anything else photographed or videoed from under the waves.
198 6,090
Local Reefing Clubs
Find a local club in your area, join in to meet the members, see other tanks, exchange idea's and most of all, have fun.
300 14,961

ID Database
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ID Needed
Post a photo here and get the crew to help you put a name to the 'creature'.
by TaahirS
17 Hours Ago Go to last post
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ID Index
Photo's, general information and advice on just about every living thing that we encounter in our marine aquarium hobby.
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Featured Tanks
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Featured Tanks - TOTM
A listing of tanks that have been selected as our "Featured System's". Otherwise normally known as TOTM (Tank Of The Month).
38 2,015

Member Systems
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Members Systems and Setups
Threads about members and their reef tanks, or fish tanks.
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17 Minutes Ago Go to last post
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Marine Tank Discussions
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Reef Tank advice
Talk about keeping corals and fish in a reef tank.
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Water Parameters and Additives
Keeping your tanks Calcium, Alkalinity, Magnesium, Salinity, Phosphate, Nitrites, Nitrates, Ammonia etc. in check and at suitable levels. How and what to add to your tank to keep it healthy and stable. Supplements such as Iodine, Strontium, Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, Buffer and so on.
737 14,014
Foods and Feeding
Discuss what foods to feed and how to feed your fish and corals.
119 1,681
Fish Only Tanks
Tanks with Fish Only (FO) or Fish Only With Live Rock (FOWLR).
94 2,038
Predator Tanks
Lionfish, triggers, groupers, eels and all the other nasty but nice fish that are the tigers and leopards of the marine world.
by RiaanP
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Nano Tank advice
Advice for the ever popular smaller fish tank keepers. A nano tank is generally smaller than 130 litres.
252 7,576
Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice
Sub-Forum dedicated to the ever popular range of Boyu TL450 and TL550 nano tanks.
169 3,229
RSM Red Sea Max tanks
Topics dedicated to the popular RSM series of tanks, such as the RSM 130d, RSM 250, RSM S650.
46 2,065
Forum for idea's on how to do your aquascaping, feel free to post examples of tanks you have seen elsewhere on the net.
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Biological/Natural Filtration
Live Rock, Sumps, Refugiums, Caulerpa and Chaetomorpha.
434 7,323
Mechanical Filtration
Protein Skimmers, Filter floss, UV Sterilisers, Ozone reactors etc.
by dallasg
12-03-2015 Go to last post
187 3,051
Chemical Filtration
Includes filtration such as Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), Purigen, Phosphate remover, pellets etc.
153 5,136
Deep Sand Beds - DSB's
Discuss how to successfully install and maintain a deep sand bed in your aquarium. DSB (Deep Sand Bed), DLSB (Deep Live Sand Bed), RDSB (Remote Deep Sand Bed).
141 2,596
Low Nutrient Systems - LNS / ULNS
For those that concentrate on Low Nutrient Systems (LNS) and/or ULNS (Ultra Low Nutrient Systems), a common usage in this type of system is the Zeovit filtration methods.
51 1,696
Nuisance Algae
A forum dedicated to eradicating this pest. Cyanobacteria, red slime algae, hair algae, bubble algae, valonia, diatoms etc.
219 4,904

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MASA Scanner
Scanning the net for new, cool and fancy gadgets and gizmo's for our tanks.
39 641
Protein Skimmers
Making dirty bubbles. Tunze, Reeftek, Reef Octopus, Aquamedic, Deltec, Bubble King, Bubble Master etc.
447 9,585
Pumps and Waterflow
Simulating the Ocean. SEIO pumps, Tunze streams, wavemakers, Vortech's, get the flow going.
by Anita
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
884 15,018
Measuring Equipment
Controllers. Measure and control ph, calcium, alkalinity, phosphate, magnesium, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia and more.
by NO3
4 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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All Other Hardware
Calcium reactors, kalkwasser reactors and drips, ozone, UV, the list goes on...
by Martinf
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Anything DIY Related
Build your own topup unit, drip kalkwasser with a coke bottle, build hoods and customize lighting, DIY is a reefers dream, well for some of us.
1,029 18,665

Fish and things
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Something not many of us do, but something that certainly needs to be done to all new fish additions. There are a few horror stories around of complete tank wipeouts from failing to Quarantine new fish. It is also a good idea to QT corals for inspection of unwanted hitch-hikers.
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Discuss anything and everything about your favourite fish or ask what fish are suitable for your aquarium.
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Sick Fish
Forum for help to identify fish diseases, sick fish and injuries to your fish and how to treat them with methods such as medications, quarantine, hyposaline treatment and other methods.
by 459b
20-03-2015 Go to last post
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Anemone's, Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
by Jason
6 Days Ago Go to last post
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How to successfully care for the various different types of anemone's such as, Entacmaea quadricolor (bubble tip anemone), Macrodactyla doreensis (long tentacle anemone), Hetereactis crispa / magnifica / ritteri, carpet anemone, tube anemone and many others. LIGHTING is a VITAL factor in keeping many of these species alive, as well as a mature system.
16-03-2015 Go to last post
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Other Livestock
Seahorses, bristle worms, nudibranchs, fan worms, tube worms etc.
by mitchel
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Breeding fish
Without a doubt, one of the most difficult aspects of the hobby is trying to breed fish, only a couple of species have been successfully bred in captivity.
by TaahirS
21-01-2015 Go to last post
105 2,837

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General Coral Care
Discuss the many varied aspects of how to feed, grow, light and place your corals.
141 1,916
Soft Corals
Leathers, sinularia, ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids, pin cushions, colt corals, kenya trees etc.
346 5,793
LPS Corals
Large Polyp Stony corals. Euphyllia, Hammers, Torch, Frogspawn, Brains, Bubble corals, Favia etc.
211 2,811
SPS Corals
Small Polyp Stony corals (Hard Coral). Acropora, millepora, stylopora, pocillopora, montipora etc.
185 3,823
Fragging Corals
Slice and dice those corals, make frags and sell them to your buddies or join in frag swops.
by Martinf
30-10-2014 Go to last post
125 3,336

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Photo and Video Gallery
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Sponsors Forums
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Sponsor Specials
Latest specials from the Sponsors
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Sponsor Info
New sponsor information and other general info.
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► Sponsor Request Forum
Forum for requesting equipment/livestock from sponsors. All sponsors will receive an email whenever a thread is started in this forum.
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Dorry Pets

385 5,807
Tunze SA

by Anita
2 Days Ago Go to last post
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Pet Stop SA

384 4,865
Idol Marine

275 2,854
The Waterboy

96 1,730
Nemo's Installations

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Wild on Pets

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1 Week Ago Go to last post
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Jungle Aquatics

681 2,459
Perky Pets Superstore

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Triple Five Aquarium Solutions

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Vertex Aquaristik

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Urban Marines

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Aquatic Vision

132 487
Aquarium Depot

121 478
Reef Aquatics

126 3,467
Yuppie Pets

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Pet Habitat

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Den Braven

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Second Wave Dynamics
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For Sale and Wanted Forums
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All For Sale Forums
Click here to go to the For Sale, Swop, Wanted forums.
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Forum Help and Info
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Forum Usage
All the info you need to help you use the forum.
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Fresh Water Tanks Discussion
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RSS Feeds
A forum that automatically pulls interesting RSS feeds from other websites around the world.
4,266 6,558

Off Topic
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General Off Topic chats
Anything goes. Discussions about sport, cell phones, pc's, braais and everything else under the sun.
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Aquarium Expo
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Aquarium Expo Information
South Africa's only Aquarium Expo, brought to you by MASA and TASA.
13-12-2014 Go to last post
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What's Going On?
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