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  1. Shaun369

    Shaun369

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    Hi All

    I have recently moved down to La Mercy and am very interested in starting a marine aquarium. My uncle was just down here and got me really excited about it and recommended this site.

    Basically, I have never done this before and would like some assistance and advice with regards to getting a second hand setup at a good price. I live on the beach so have easy access to water for changes.
     
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  3. crispin

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    welcome to masa, great to have you join before you get a tank as that way we can help you lots on what to get to make it applicable to waht you want to achieve:)

    where is La mercy out of intrest?

    what size tank do you have space for?
     
  4. Shaun369

    Shaun369 Thread Starter

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    Hi Crispin

    La Mercy is on the North Coast next to Umdloti, about 10 kms north of Umhlanga.

    I was thinking about getting something around 1 metre in length to start, I thought that it would be a good size to manage and learn from. Then see how we go from there
     
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    welcometomasa
     
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    Welcome buddy, The more questions you can challenge us with, the better!!!!!:thumbup:

    Sounds like ur really just starting out, Go for a big a tank as manageable!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:

    Here is a "intro" List of Links I like posting for Beginners as it's sometimes a mission learning a Forum Lay-out and then not getting all the "basic info"...not sure how much will apply to you as I'm sure you have some experience in Marines..especially with an Uncle in the Hobby...hopefully some will be of use to you...:blush:

    Newbie INFO..
    Starting With Marines - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Starting a Marine tank - What to buy first - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Starting a Marine Tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    New to Marines- Please listen!!!!!!!!!! - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Most Important..."THE CYCLE"...
    Marine Aquarium Cycle - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Livestock...
    Your First Marine Invertebrates - Choosing a Clean up crew - CUC - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Easy Soft Corals For Your Reef Tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Your First Hard Corals: LPS Hard Corals - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Water Parameters
    Ideal Water Parameters - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    What to test for and why - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    DIY...
    BASIC Sump Design - Illustrated - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Types of Overflows, an Illustrated Guide - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Here is the Link for the For Sale Section...just have to warn you...hardly any "tanks" going is Durban...:(
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/forumdisplay.php?f=73
    @Shaun369 As far as I know...this is the only one that could still be for Sale...might be wrong...If I had the cash, that Baby would be parked in my Entrance Hall by now...:blush:
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=38463&page=2
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA
     
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