Marine Aquariums South Africa


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Beginners and General Discussions

Competitions

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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.
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Beginner Discussions

Discussions about beginning this hobby and how to setup a marine tank.
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General Discussions and Advice

General discussion and advice 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".
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Reviews

Reviews written by hobbyists.
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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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Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions

Scuba, snorkelling, specimen collecting, outings, environmental issues etc.
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Local clubs, frag swaps, meets.

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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Reef Hunters

Finding those hidden Gems
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ID help with corals and fish

ID Needed

Post a photo here and get the crew to help you put a name to the 'creature'.
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Members Aquariums and Featured (TOTM) tanks.

Members Systems and Setups

Threads about members and their reef tanks, or fish tanks.
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Featured Tanks - TOTM

Tanks that have been selected as our "Featured System's". Otherwise known as TOTM (Tank Of The Month).
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Marine Tank Discussions

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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Nuisance Algae

A forum dedicated to eradicating this pest. Cyanobacteria, red slime algae, hair algae, bubble algae, valonia, diatoms etc.
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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.
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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.
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Hardware, Filtration, DIY

DIY

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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Lighting

Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
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Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers

Test Kits, Controllers, ph, calcium, alkalinity, phosphate, magnesium, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, Calcium reactors, kalkwasser reactors and drips, ozone, UV, the list goes on...
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Pumps and Waterflow

Simulating the Ocean. SEIO pumps, Tunze streams, wavemakers, Vortech's, get the flow going.
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Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration

Filter floss, UV Sterilisers, Ozone reactors and Skimmers. Tunze, Reeftek, Reef Octopus, Aquamedic, Deltec, Bubble King, Bubble Master etc.
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Biological / Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds

Live Rock, Sumps, Refugiums, Caulerpa and Chaetomorpha. DSB (Deep Sand Bed), DLSB (Deep Live Sand Bed), RDSB (Remote Deep Sand Bed).
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Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS

Includes filtration such as Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), Purigen, Phosphate remover, bio pellets etc. 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.
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Fish, Corals, Livestock

Fish Discussions

Discuss anything and everything about your favourite marine fish or ask what fish are suitable for your aquarium.
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Coral care, Quarantine Tanks, Sick fish, QT

Help to treat sick and injured fish and corals with medications, quarantine (QT), hyposaline treatment and other methods.
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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.
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Fragging Corals

Slice and dice those corals, make frags and sell them to your buddies or join in frag swops.
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Anemone's

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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Invertebrates

Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
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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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Gallery

Photo and Video Gallery

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Sponsor Specials and Livestock Shipments

Latest specials and livestock shipments from the Sponsors
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Sponsor Request Forum

Forum for requesting equipment/livestock from sponsors.
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Tunze SA

Durban
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Jungle Aquatics

Broadacres Shopping Centre, c/o Cedar and Valley Road, Fourways, Sandton
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Perky Pets Superstore

186 Main Road, Diep River, Cape Town, Western Cape
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Aquarium Depot

South Africa's leading specialised aquatics hardware & dry goods wholesaler.
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Marine & Reef Connection

Portion 239, North of Farm, Kraaibosch 195, George
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Viking Aquatics

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King Coral

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Premium Aquatics

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Easy Reef Supplies

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The Fishkeeper

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RBM Aquatics

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PlanktonOnTap

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Buying, Selling and Wanted

For Sale and Wanted Forums

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Forum Help and Info

Forum Suggestions, Feedback and Announcements

Suggestions, problems, help with forum functions etc.
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RSS Feeds

A forum that automatically pulls interesting RSS feeds from other websites around the world.
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Off Topic

General Off Topic chats

Anything goes. Discussions about sport, cell phones, pc's, braais and everything else under the sun.
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