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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    2. Beginner Discussions

      Discussions about beginning this hobby and how to setup a marine tank.
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      Latest: Serial killer in the tank... Reef-O, 21 May 2017 at 13:10
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    3. General Discussions and Advice

      General discussion and advice forum about reefkeeping and marine tanks.
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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.
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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: Brain coral martinhal, 18 May 2017 at 21:39
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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: No power since yesterday. zayd, 15 May 2017
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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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    10. 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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      Latest: 2016 Neptune Apex Jacques Taljard, 15 May 2017
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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: Can anybody ID these fish? jacohall, 22 May 2017 at 20:52
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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: Ph meter - advice 4age, 23 May 2017 at 10:35
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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: Bryopsis treatment Dexter, 19 May 2017 at 14:36
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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: Interested in starting a little 150l Ferret, 22 May 2017 at 22:44
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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 Wizard$, 11 May 2017
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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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      Latest: Best Looking FOWLR Tanks NJH, 17 May 2017
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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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      Latest: What to do after a tank crash 459b, 28 Mar 2017
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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: The JNS Skimmer clan Ridwaan, 20 May 2017 at 09:06
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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: Best placement for wavemakers Ridwaan, 22 May 2017 at 17:38
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    3. Lighting

      Metal Halide, T5 fluorescents, LED's, moonlights. Light up their life.
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      Latest: Royal Exclusiv in SA Ridwaan, 19 May 2017 at 03:22
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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: Expiry dates jairus1, 23 May 2017 at 05:32
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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: bulk calcium question leslie hempel, 2 Apr 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: My First Reef Tank Journey - WIP Gif_Hasie, 24 May 2017 at 07:25
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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: Cupramine assistance crash_override, 11 May 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: Stocking advice Damien, 19 May 2017 at 10:28
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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: Show us Yellow Zoas Nella, 24 May 2017 at 05:28
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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: When two corals collide NJH, 26 Apr 2017
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    6. SPS Corals

      Small Polyp Stony corals (Hard Coral). Acropora, millepora, stylopora, pocillopora, montipora etc.
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      Latest: New SPS cube - advice apreciated JS, 6 Apr 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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    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: Sick Anenome DeanKoupe, 11 May 2017
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    9. Invertebrates

      Clams, Shrimps, Starfish, Hermit Crabs, Urchins, Snails etc.
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      Latest: Stomatella snail breakout RiaanP, 17 Apr 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: BYT breeding RiaanP, 5 May 2017
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    1. Latest: Reefkeeping OCD NJH, 18 May 2017 at 16:40
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