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  1. hazelbag

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    Hi guys, I'm new here but have been browsing for some time now. I want to start a marine tank but have no idea where to start.

    I currently have a 4ft tank with all tropical goodies but I want to go to salt water.

    Will it be wise to sell my current tank and get a 150l or so nano tank?

    What do I need, can someone give me advise on the items needed and assitance with the setup and so on?

    Thanks
     
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    Depends on your DIY skills.

    Some guys do convert 4ft tanks into marine, getting them drilled and adding a sump. But that depends if your tank is curved glass or not.

    Sometimes its just better to rather get a tank already setup with an overflow. Look in the for sale section. Maybe there are something for you
     
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    It a curved tank, and diy not my strong point. Do you need a sumps for a marine tank?
     
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    How is the tanks from aqauria? I saw they had a 120l tank complete, wich seems good enough for me du to limited space.
     
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    mostly yes.

    skimmer, heater, and filtration.

    Can have them all in the tank or hanging on the back of the tank, but they are ugly.
     
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    So as per my above post, how are those tanks?
     
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    contact @Aquaria-SA

    he will give you all the information you need on these tanks
     
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    Thanks @ hiema what fish will be suitable for a 150l tank?
     
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    Hi Hazelbag.

    I see you are in Kempton park.

    I stay in Kempton as well.

    If you want to you can come over to my place and have a look at what you would need and how it works.

    Cheers
     
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    @auora that will be great, I moved out of kempton but I will be going there this weekend, maybe I can pop by?
     
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    No problem.

    pm me and i will send you details.
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA. I would suggest reading the 'sticky' threads. That should give you some good info before you start searching for anything else.. :welcometomasa1:
     
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    So it looks like I will be going with the tank from aquaria (120L).

    What fish will I be able to keep and what corals?

    Is there anyone around the boksburg area with a tank and maybe some advice?
     
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    Hi my offer to come a view tank still stands.

    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks, I dont stay in kempton any more but I will definitely be coming thanks, I need to go there this weekend so possibly thus saterday
     
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    Wecome buddy
     
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    Is it possible to keep a copperband buuterfly in a 120L tank?
     
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    I would not. unless it is accepting flakes.

    Even if it does take frozen foods, on such a small tank feeding frozens everyday will put a lot of burden on your filtration system. So how good is your filtration system?
     
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    Well I havent got a tank yet, I can get a complete system from aquaria or a partial setup that still needs a few stuff and an led unit. Which will be best to go for?
     
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