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: Ash - New Member KZN JTEC, 29 Nov 2018
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    2. Beginner Discussions

      Discussions about beginning this hobby and how to setup a marine tank.
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      Latest: Types of Overflows, an Illustrated Guide Phenot96, 17 Dec 2018 at 13:55
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    3. General Discussions and Advice

      General discussion and advice forum about reefkeeping and marine tanks.
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      Latest: Placing ads Vijay, 17 Dec 2018 at 08:55
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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. Reviews

      Reviews written by hobbyists.
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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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    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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      Latest: Solutions to load shedding Rob99, 22 Oct 2018
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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: Indonesia freediving r0ckf1re, 22 Aug 2018
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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 Tomo3000, 29 Nov 2018
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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: Smallest critter in glass Victor FB, 26 Nov 2018
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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: 10 Micron Sock Hammerhead, 16 Nov 2018
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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: Macro algae yasinomarjee, 27 Nov 2018
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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: Mac’s droplet Kunhardt, 2 Dec 2018
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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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      Latest: Big robs tl 550 Bigrob, 18 Dec 2018 at 15:53
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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 first reef aquarium RSM 250 kierantf97, 18 Dec 2018 at 18:30
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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: Wanted : Juwel Seaskim kierantf97, 18 Nov 2018
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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: Water flow / Wavemakers RayZor007, 18 Dec 2018 at 06:55
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    3. Lighting

      Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
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      Latest: Zetlight ZT6600 repair Nella, 17 Dec 2018 at 18:42
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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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    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, 4 Nov 2018
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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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    7. 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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      Latest: The Infamous Tank Cover Afsal, 11 Dec 2018
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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: Ich Help RapaNui, 28 Nov 2018
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    2. Fish Discussions

      Discuss anything and everything about your favourite marine fish or ask what fish are suitable for your aquarium.
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      Latest: Emperors Tomo3000, 11 Dec 2018
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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: Help, mushrooms gone white mikeltech, 28 Nov 2018
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    4. Soft Corals

      Leathers, sinularia, ricordea, mushrooms, zoanthids, pin cushions, colt corals, kenya trees etc.
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      Latest: Value of (large) Kenya Trees? GinOri, 31 Jul 2018
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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: Interesting spawning the dubediver, 15 Sep 2018
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    6. SPS Corals

      Small Polyp Stony corals (Hard Coral). Acropora, millepora, stylopora, pocillopora, montipora etc.
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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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    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 yasinomarjee, 20 Nov 2018
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    9. Invertebrates

      Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
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    10. Other Livestock

      Seahorses, bristle worms, nudibranchs, fan worms, tube worms etc.
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      Latest: Bad snails r0ckf1re, 4 Jul 2018
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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: Frenatus spawn pHishman, 10 Nov 2018
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  1. Sponsors Forums

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    1. Sponsor Specials and Livestock Shipments

      Latest specials and livestock shipments from the Sponsors
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      Latest: Live Stock 14 December 2018 Aqaunino, 18 Dec 2018 at 13:34
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    2. Sponsor Info

      New sponsor information and other general info.
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      Latest: Pretoria Livestock shops NamMario, 18 Dec 2018 at 15:46
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    3. Sponsor Request Forum

      Forum for requesting equipment/livestock from sponsors.
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    4. Tunze SA

      Durban
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      Latest: TUNZE - Care Magnets Anita, 9 Dec 2018
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    5. Wild on Pets

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

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

      186 Main Road, Diep River, Cape Town, Western Cape
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      Latest: Cape Towns awesome stock ! nepellew, 7 Nov 2018
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    8. Aquaria

      Durban
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    9. Aquarium Depot

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

      South Africa's only magazine on the keeping and breeding of aquarium and pond fish.
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    11. Majestic Pets Solutions

      226 High Rd, Pomona AH, Kempton Park, same entrance as Birds and Pets for Africa
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    12. Marine & Reef Connection

      Portion 239, North of Farm, Kraaibosch 195, George
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    13. Quality Marines

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      Latest: Nutramar Foods Coming Soon to SA bluefronted, 18 Dec 2018 at 13:26
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    14. Latest: ATM Colony Marine Aquatics, 31 May 2018
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    15. Easy Reef Supplies

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    16. Live Aquatics

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      Latest: Infernos are in :) Live Aquatics, 18 Dec 2018 at 15:21
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    17. Evolution Labs

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    18. Aquatic Equipment

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      Latest: Neptune Apex EL AQEQ, 11 Dec 2018
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    19. Reefing Solutions

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    1. All For Sale and Wanted Forums

      Click here to go to the For Sale, Swop, Wanted forums.
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    1. Forum Suggestions, Feedback and Announcements

      Suggestions, problems, help with forum functions etc.
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    2. Forum Usage

      All the info you need to help you use the forum.
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    3. RSS Feeds

      A forum that automatically pulls interesting RSS feeds from other websites around the world.
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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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    2. Fresh Water Tanks Discussion

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