Marine Aquariums South Africa

    1. 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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      Latest: Back at it again butcherman, 22 Oct 2017 at 18:13
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    2. Beginner Discussions

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

      General discussion and advice forum about reefkeeping and marine tanks.
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      Latest: High NO3 and PO4 but no algae Bray, 22 Oct 2017 at 17:43
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    4. 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.
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    5. Articles and Reviews

      A one stop resource for information in the form of articles and reviews written by hobbyists.
      Latest: Keeping sps, part 1, the water Kabouter13, 18 Oct 2017 at 05:34
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    6. 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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      Latest: Worm on coral 459b, 21 Oct 2017 at 14:21
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    7. 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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    8. Reef Hunters

      Finding those hidden Gems
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    9. Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions

      Scuba, snorkelling, specimen collecting, outings, environmental issues etc.
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      Latest: Diving off Durban Dalegrobler, 4 Oct 2017
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    10. 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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      Latest: JHB Reefing Meet Shepherd1, 22 Oct 2017 at 17:40
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    1. ID Needed

      Post a photo here and get the crew to help you put a name to the 'creature'.
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      Latest: Snail [emoji222] KevinT, 22 Oct 2017 at 18:38
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    1. 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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      Latest: Increasing PH Gus, 17 Oct 2017 at 18:18
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    2. Nuisance Algae

      A forum dedicated to eradicating this pest. Cyanobacteria, red slime algae, hair algae, bubble algae, valonia, diatoms etc.
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      Latest: Bubble Algae ?? Gus, 16 Sep 2017
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    3. 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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      Latest: 65x65x50 Substrate viper357, 30 Sep 2017
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    4. Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice

      Sub-Forum dedicated to the ever popular range of Boyu TL450 and TL550 nano tanks.
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    5. 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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      Latest: My New Reefer 425xl Bray, 22 Oct 2017 at 21:20
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    6. Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks

      Tanks with Fish Only (FO) or Fish Only With Live Rock (FOWLR). Also Predator tanks with Lionfish, triggers, groupers, eels etc.
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    7. Aquascaping

      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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    1. 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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      Latest: ReefTek TS3 pumps biting me Devon, 8 Oct 2017
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    2. Pumps and Waterflow

      Simulating the Ocean. SEIO pumps, Tunze streams, wavemakers, Vortech's, get the flow going.
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      Latest: SOBO wavemakers Jscholtz014, 22 Oct 2017 at 19:08
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    3. Lighting

      Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
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      Latest: Zetlight LED club Jacojs, 21 Oct 2017 at 18:11
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    4. 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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      Latest: Replacing Cheato Jscholtz014, 18 Oct 2017 at 10:56
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    5. 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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      Latest: Dastaco controller for carx 2una, 20 Sep 2017
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    6. 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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      Latest: Vinegar dosing? Jscholtz014, 28 Jun 2017
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    7. 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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      Latest: Refugium light MeYr, 22 Oct 2017 at 15:30
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    1. Quarantine Tanks, Sick fish, QT, Coral help

      Help to treat sick and injured fish and corals with medications, quarantine (QT), hyposaline treatment and other methods.
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      Latest: Purple tang not eating dubediver, 11 Oct 2017
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    2. Marine Fish Discussions

      Discuss anything and everything about your favourite fish or ask what fish are suitable for your aquarium.
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      Latest: Flame and Golden Angel hotdog83, 22 Oct 2017 at 10:42
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    3. Coral Care and Requirements

      Discuss the many varied aspects of how to feed, grow, light and place your corals.
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      Latest: Why can't I grow sps? leslie hempel, 26 Feb 2017
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    4. Soft Corals

      Leathers, sinularia, ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids, pin cushions, colt corals, kenya trees etc.
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      Latest: Natal Zoathids leslie hempel, 4 Oct 2017
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    5. LPS Corals

      Large Polyp Stony corals. Euphyllia, Hammers, Torch, Frogspawn, Brains, Bubble corals, Favia etc.
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      Latest: Neon GSP shoolfish, 22 Oct 2017 at 05:28
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    6. SPS Corals

      Small Polyp Stony corals (Hard Coral). Acropora, millepora, stylopora, pocillopora, montipora etc.
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      Latest: Green slimer dying 459b, 4 Aug 2017
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    7. Fragging Corals

      Slice and dice those corals, make frags and sell them to your buddies or join in frag swops.
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      Latest: Need Advise on Super Glue usage NJH, 10 Oct 2017
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    8. 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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      Latest: Inferno Anemones RiaanP, 29 Sep 2017
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    9. Invertebrates

      Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
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      Latest: Number of cleaning crew mariusmeyer, 12 Sep 2017
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    10. Other Livestock

      Seahorses, bristle worms, nudibranchs, fan worms, tube worms etc.
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    11. 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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      Latest: Brine shrimp eggs NJH, 4 Oct 2017
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    4. Dorry Pets

      Edison Center Shop 3, c/o Jacaranda Str & Edison Crescent, Hennops Park, Centurion
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      Latest: Bali Shipment NJH, 22 Oct 2017 at 12:20
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    5. Tunze SA

      Durban
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      Latest: TUNZE - Care Magnets jameshr, 3 Oct 2017
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    6. Pet Stop SA

      Store 15 – 17, Pavilion Centre, 15th Ave, Rietfontein, Pretoria
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    7. The Waterboy

      Durban
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      Latest: zt6600 back in stock!!!! TheWaterboy, 26 Sep 2017
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    8. Wild on Pets

      Greenstone Crescent Shopping Centre, Cnr Stoneridge Dr And Greenstone Pl, Edenvale, Gauteng
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    9. Jungle Aquatics

      Broadacres Shopping Centre, c/o Cedar and Valley Road, Fourways, Sandton
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      Latest: Marine Fish Shipment Oct 2017 JungleAquatics, 22 Oct 2017 at 11:02
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    10. Aquatic Vision

      Shop 16-19 Paradys Park, Frans Conradie Drive, Brackenfell Cape Town, Western Cape
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      Latest: Corals received from Vietnam Rayhaan, 28 Sep 2017
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    11. Aquarium Depot

      South Africa's leading specialised aquatics hardware & dry goods wholesaler.
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    12. The Fishkeeper

      South Africa's only magazine on the keeping and breeding of aquarium and pond fish.
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    13. Reef Aquatics

      Online marine aquarium and livestock pet shop
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    14. RBM Aquatics

      7 Aylesbury Road, Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape
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      Latest: Stock update bank 1 t.roets08, 9 Oct 2017
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    15. Pet Lovers Emporium

      Shop 12, Glen Village Centre , 717 Skukuza Street , Faerie Glen, Pretoria, South Africa
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      Latest: 2nd Batch of Cardinals Bred in Store eibli, 20 Oct 2017 at 16:10
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    16. Marine Aquatics

      Unit 14 Gateway centre, Ring road East, Alberton, Johannesburg
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      Latest: Seahares in stock Marine Aquatics, 21 Oct 2017 at 07:13
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    17. Marine & Reef Connection

      Portion 239, North of Farm, Kraaibosch 195, George
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      Latest: Moorish Idols Eating Flake food bob o, 21 Oct 2017 at 21:58
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    1. General Off Topic chats

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