Back from the Dead

Discussion in 'New Members' started by AfricaOffroad, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad

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    So what do you need to know about me?

    Back into marine fish after a 10 year break.
    Sold my last tank after a divorce and was sick and tired of moving my set up around.
    Built a house 2 years ago and made provision for a nice 1000L room divider between kitchen and lounge. Have just started the tank build.
    What got me going again, was diving in a local rockpool the other day when I saw a juvenile golden headed jaw fish. Wanted to catch it but had nowhere to put it, and none of my current mates have marine set ups:(. In all my previous years of catching, I've never ever seen one in our local shore waters !

    Will be building everything myself. My last self build was a 10ftx2ftx2ft set up with a wet/dry sump system.
    I'll probably try and catch 50% of my fish myself. Will stick with a mainly fish set up. Lets hope I haven't lost my old catching techniques - still have all my nets and gear.

    On the latter subject, what I rate as my best catch ever was a full grown Bispinosis (not Multispinus) off North Pier, DBN. Looks like they have stuffed that hunting ground up of late with the new pier. I remember how we used to go off there at night with torches, made catching big butterflies very easy. The harbour police weren't too impressed:nono:.

    In the days I kept fish there was no internet. Damn, cant believe the amount of information available now. Used to read books and belong to the local Durban Marine club that used to meet at South Beach in the lifesavers offices. Amazing how many "fish that got away" stories we came up with after a few (okay lot) beers. They used to publish a monthly mini magazine, kind of a photostat version.

    Dont think I'll spend as much time on the hobby as I used to. Now I have to work for a living, (which does provider the benefit of a more healthy cheque book) plus have another time consuming hobby riding offroad bikes (hence the user name)

    Anyway, that's a brief intro, look forward to learning a lot from you guys and gals.
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  3. Nemos Janitor

    Nemos Janitor

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    WELCOME

    IMOsell the bike things and get some SCUBA You can then meet the sharks face to face.

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  4. Nsteyn

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    Welcome - looking forward to some DIY builds :D hope you are good at posting pics.. we like pics...

    Do you have any of your previous setup?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA :)
     
  6. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad Thread Starter

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    Nope, will start from scratch from an equipment point of view. Didn't have anything fancy back then, so no great loss. Technology has moved on such a lot since there, its quite overwhelming figuring out the best component set up. On the fishkeeping side hopefully my previous experience will mean I dont make as many mistakes as last time.

    For now, I've got a great big hole in the wall between the kitchen and dining room. Final tank dimensions will be 195cmX70cmX70cm.

    Pics will be forthcoming
     
  7. Hill

    Hill

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    Thats an awesome sized tank. Can't wait for the progress.

    masahello by the way.
     
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    Welcome....
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  10. mnd123

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    Welcome back to the dark side!
     
  11. Annoying

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    Welcome to MASA!
     
  12. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined. Yip, proof that once bitten, always hooked ;)
    Good luck with the build and keep us updated :wave2:
     
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    welcometomasa!!!!!!!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to masa and back to reefing!
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    Welcome dude
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to MASA
     
  18. Anemone

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    Welcome to MASA! Wow a 10 year break! I hope you find things easier now with all the information and the new technology available.
     
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    :welcome6: Enjoy the build and keep us up-dated.
     
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