Begining my tank

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  1. duanead

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    Hi Guys so I have a 2 metre by 500 tank and depth is 600.I have everything ready to start just need to buy live rock and salt water.

    I have seen at some shop they use a enamel paint at bake of tank for a background its really nice light blue does anyone know the name of it??
     
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    :welcometomasa2:

    Please read up on how to start a marine tank in the begginers section.
    Im not to sure on what the name of the paint is but someone will tell you soon.
    O and we love pics!!!!! So show us some pics on your setup.
     
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    Welcome!!

    Some use spray paint, those in cans and others use velvaglo something like that from plascon or any other oil base paint.
     
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    It takes a couple of cans though haha.. Welcome hey. You can also use a vinyl for the back. Give us a run down of what you have so far
     
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    Welcome to MASA. The link the guys are talking about is in my signature - starting a marine tank - please read as there is a lot of info for newbies ;)
     
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    what type of filtration to run

    Thanks guys

    One more thing I have a:

    -tank 2000by 500 and depth is 600
    -sump
    -Skimz sm161 skimmer
    -Hailea 6550 pump
    -2 sunsun wavemakers
    -Jager 300 w heater
    -40kg of coral sand


    Im confused and I know many people such as myself starting wants to know if to go the dsb way or not and is bio balls good or bad? but I really want to make sure before I start anything

    Thank you any help will be appreciated
     
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    Hey there. I used a Plascon color called Midnight Blue (Polvin Transp 1L PK=25.75 PE=74.25 PQ=2.50 PV=27.75) which looks amazing since I painted the back of my tank :thumbup:
     
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