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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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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.
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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.
by Krappie
16-10-2014 Go to last post
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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.
29-09-2014 Go to last post
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Advanced Topic Discussions
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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.
13-06-2014 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.
by Dexter
6 Hours Ago Go to last post
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Beginner Discussions
Discussions about beginning this hobby and how to setup a marine tank.
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General Discussions
General discussion forum about reefkeeping and marine tanks.
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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: Cracked chiller chamber -...
by DeanT
6 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.
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►►► Private Forum for new members and advice
Are you new to reefkeeping and new to forums? Unsure of what to do and how to ask questions? Feeling a bit shy to have the masses descend on you? Would you like some discretion for an unusual problem, have you made a monumental mess up of something and don't want the world to know about it? Whatever your reasons, if you value discretion then this is the forum for you. Start a New Thread and we will respond. Your questions can not be seen by other members, only the forum staff and advisors can see these threads, all questions and answers will be in the strictest of confidence.
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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.
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Reef Hunters
Finding those hidden Gems
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Environmental Discussions
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Diving and Collecting
Scuba and snorkelling, specimen collecting, photography, outings, trips, shark dives and anything else photographed or videoed from under the waves.
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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.
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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'.
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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).
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Member Systems
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Members Systems and Setups
Threads about members and their reef tanks, or fish tanks.
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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.
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Foods and Feeding
Discuss what foods to feed and how to feed your fish and corals.
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Fish Only Tanks
Tanks with Fish Only (FO) or Fish Only With Live Rock (FOWLR).
by mandrin
19-10-2014 Go to last post
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Predator Tanks
Lionfish, triggers, groupers, eels and all the other nasty but nice fish that are the tigers and leopards of the marine world.
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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.
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Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice
Sub-Forum dedicated to the ever popular range of Boyu TL450 and TL550 nano tanks.
1 Day Ago Go to last post
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RSM Red Sea Max tanks
Topics dedicated to the popular RSM series of tanks, such as the RSM 130d, RSM 250, RSM S650.
by Dexter
1 Week Ago Go to last post
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Forum for idea's on how to do your aquascaping, feel free to post examples of tanks you have seen elsewhere on the net.
25-09-2014 Go to last post
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Biological/Natural Filtration
Live Rock, Sumps, Refugiums, Caulerpa and Chaetomorpha.
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Mechanical Filtration
Protein Skimmers, Filter floss, UV Sterilisers, Ozone reactors etc.
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Chemical Filtration
Includes filtration such as Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), Purigen, Phosphate remover, pellets etc.
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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).
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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.
26-08-2014 Go to last post
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Nuisance Algae
A forum dedicated to eradicating this pest. Cyanobacteria, red slime algae, hair algae, bubble algae, valonia, diatoms etc.
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MASA Scanner
Scanning the net for new, cool and fancy gadgets and gizmo's for our tanks.
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Protein Skimmers
Making dirty bubbles. Tunze, Reeftek, Reef Octopus, Aquamedic, Deltec, Bubble King, Bubble Master etc.
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Pumps and Waterflow
Simulating the Ocean. SEIO pumps, Tunze streams, wavemakers, Vortech's, get the flow going.
2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
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Measuring Equipment
Controllers. Measure and control ph, calcium, alkalinity, phosphate, magnesium, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia and more.
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All Other Hardware
Calcium reactors, kalkwasser reactors and drips, ozone, UV, the list goes on...
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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.
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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.
by Criggy
3 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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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.
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Anemone's, Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
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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.
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Other Livestock
Seahorses, bristle worms, nudibranchs, fan worms, tube worms etc.
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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.
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General Coral Care
Discuss the many varied aspects of how to feed, grow, light and place your corals.
by Krappie
13-10-2014 Go to last post
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Soft Corals
Leathers, sinularia, ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids, pin cushions, colt corals, kenya trees etc.
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LPS Corals
Large Polyp Stony corals. Euphyllia, Hammers, Torch, Frogspawn, Brains, Bubble corals, Favia etc.
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SPS Corals
Small Polyp Stony corals (Hard Coral). Acropora, millepora, stylopora, pocillopora, montipora etc.
by Istio
3 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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Fragging Corals
Slice and dice those corals, make frags and sell them to your buddies or join in frag swops.
by Martinf
3 Weeks Ago Go to last post
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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

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Tunze SA

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Pet Stop SA

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SAMS Aquarium

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Idol Marine

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The Waterboy

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Nemo's Installations

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Wild on Pets

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Jungle Aquatics

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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

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Northlands Pets

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Lifestyle Pets

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Aquarium Depot

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Reef Aquatics

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Yuppie Pets

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Pet Habitat

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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.
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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.
08-07-2014 Go to last post
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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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What's Going On?
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