Another newbie!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by wayne83, 25 Nov 2009.

  1. wayne83

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    Hey guys and gals

    Wayne here, i am the new and improved version of Michaelb, & Dean76. (youngest brother)

    Also just started out with my first tank... Very exciting stuff! Have started small (damn Budget) but eager to learn all i can...
     
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    welcome to masa
     
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    Hey Wayne,:welcome7:to MASA! Read lots and ask as many questions as you can!
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA Wayne! Great to have you on-board! Please let us what you have in mind w.r.t a 1st marine tank.

    Also - please have a read through the great URL about "Starting Marines" in my signature.

    Many happy days here on MASA! Good luck! And enjoy!
     
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    Welcome Wayne
     
  8. crispin

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    hello wayne, welcome to masa:)

    this is indeed a great place to learn about marines so ask all the questions you like and we will do all we can to help and assist :)

    you say youve started out with your first tank, wanna share a few details with us? How long has it been running, how are the water parameters and what size is it? its always great fun to learn about marines and each tank you do is slightly easier than the one before:)

    welcome to masa and happy postings:)
     
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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
  10. FransSny

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    Welcome wayne..youve definately come to the right place. As crispin said share some of your thoughts, ideas etc around your system

    BTW: Quite dangerouse to have a family member on the forum :whistling:
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Wayne, glad you joined as well. You need to read and learn a lot in the beginning, hell most of us are still learning despite doing marines for a few years already :p
    Ask if you need help and be patient, bad things happen quickly in this hobby :(
     
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  13. wayne83

    wayne83 Thread Starter

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    Thanx ppl.... started a nano cube, just got the water and some live rock in at the moment. been running 2 days now. Have got a test kit so will do some testing tomorrow. will let ya know what my readings are....

    How often should i test in the first few weeks, every 3 - 4 days???


    Thanx for the warm welcomes!
     
  14. Dean76

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    Hi Boet, glad to see you joined the site. I have been getting some GREAT help here and sure that you will find the same.

    A Great Welcome to You.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    thats only if the member is vis though!:P:razz:
     
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    WSelcome to MASA...
     
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    Welcome to masa:thumbup:
     
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  20. wayne83

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    hey all, thanx again 4 the warm welcomes...

    managed to do some tests today... here the results:
    PH - 8.2
    ALK - 8
    Nitrite - 0.02mg/l
    Nitrate - 1 mg/l
    Ammonia - bout 0.04mg/l

    any thoughts?
     
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    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA.

    Yes, I have thoughts. Tell us about your live stock. Water parameter are useless without knowing something about your bio load.
    Keep the alkalinity 10, you will have less problems with unwanted algae. Check alkalinity on a weekly basis in the beginning.
    Keep a close eye on ammonia and nitrite. If that drops, your nitrate should go up and later down.
    How to raise KH?

    Read my post: kh - Additives and Chemicals

    And remember, there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers!
     
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