A proper intro

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  1. squire

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    Hi guys, I should have done a better intro earlier, but i guess better late than never.... so here goes ....

    Helloooooooooooooooooooooo everyone.

    I am in Mpumalanga, in a little town called Burgersfort, which literally is in the middle of nowhere.

    I'm new to this hobby, although been wanting to get into it for years. Being uncertain as to what to do, I had someone build me my first tank, dimensions 1.8m x 800mm x 650 mm. I am not sure about the rest of the specs (still waiting for the invoice), but I do know that I have a 1000L/h chiller, and a skimmer, not sure which make, something pro. As for lighting, i think (not sure through) I am running 3 x 150 MH, 4 white T5's and 4 blue T5's. The lights are on a timer, goes on and off at different times of the day.

    I know it sounds lame not to know the specs of your own tank, the only excuse I can make is that of an innocent mistake on my side of not knowing better, but at least I hope I am learning each day.

    I have between 60kg and 75kg of live rock, coupled with 2 xenias, a handful of small mushrooms and a brown finger leather.

    The lifestock that I have currently are, 1 x yellow tang, 1 x regal tang, 1 x banana wrasse, 1 x cleaner wrasse, 1 x eibli, 2 x clowns, 1 x yellow fin black coral beauty, 1 x rock beauty, 5 x chromis, 1 x strawberry gramma, 2 x blue starfish, 1 x coral bandit, 1 x camel shrimp and 2 x cleaner shrimps.

    I will be posting photos in the next couple of days, if anyone is interested, but right now the tank doesn't look too hot, I am struggling to contain and get rid off green hair algae.

    Anyways, just wanted to intro myself, and I hope to get to know some of you a lot better going forward.

    Cheers ....
     
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  3. crispin

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    hey squire, welcome to masa its great to have you join:)

    lovely sized set up, especially the width of that tank it should give you great aquascaping option:)

    you have quite a LS list, has this tank been running a while?

    GHA is a real pain to get rid of once it get a foot hold but there are a number of things you can do, so dont worry too much about it right now:)

    looking forward to the pics, especially as that will help us help you a little better to get rid of that GHA. Please try take some pics of the sump area and skimmer too, that will help alot:)

    do you have any test kits, and do you test regularly?

    welcome and happy postings:)
     
  4. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  5. clinton stanford

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    welcome!:thumbup: nice size tank,sounds great.hope to see some pics soon;)
     
  6. Viper

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    Welcome to MASA ! Lekka nice width tank !
     
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  8. flipwhip

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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
  9. seank

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    You kidding right???? You should know by now that we are addicted to pics:razz:

    By the way, welcome to Masa Squire. I know your town very well. Built roads there
     
  10. jacquesb

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Squire! Great to have you on-board!
     
  11. Boegie

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    Welcome
     
  12. Ghaydeen

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    Welcome mate...
     
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    Nice size starting tank. Howz some photo's :please:
     
  16. crispin

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    squire, now if you find potholes you can complain directly to seanK :):p
     
  17. seank

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    Hey, that was many moons ago, and the road is still shanana:p
     
  18. KevinR

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    Welcome to masa
     
  19. crispin

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    will mek be able to drive on it without getting stuck??? :p
     
  20. squire

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    the potholes have reached the stage where satellite tracking cannot pick up the vehicles that goes in there
     
  21. Kunhardt

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    Looking forward to the pics! :)
     
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