Decided to keep marines, read here - 2013 Edition

Discussion in 'New Members' started by dallasg, 23 Mar 2013.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Placing a piece of the ocean in your living room is a huge responsibility, and commitment. Before you make a decision on whether you are able to supply the time and money to this hobby you need to research. You must be dedicated to supplying the best possible conditions for your livestock. Your research will inform you as to how you should run your system. From low budget, minimal maintenance, to high tech, maximum maintenance. Adjust your system to create an enjoyable hobby.

    Remember the 5 Freedoms
    1. Freedom from hunger
    2. Freedom from discomfort
    3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
    4. Freedom from fear and distress
    5. Freedom to express normal behaviour

    While some will describe this as being a difficult hobby, in truth, with planning, patience and some research it is real simple and most rewarding hobby!

    Hope all new members that read this, stay and join in, hook up with local reefers and clubs and enjoy!


    Ps. Don't believe all internet advice as gospel but rather as a guide to getting on the path, always look at people's tanks and use those as visual aids in applying and believing in advice
     
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  3. EFJ

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    And also remember it's a hobby that you should enjoy, if starts becoming a job then it's not enjoyable anymore. Keep it simple and it will be rewarding make it too complicated and it may become a problem. I use PaulB system as a guide line.:thumbup:
     
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    At the two oceans we also discussed this in detail, one of our main points for keeping the animals in captivity;
    They represent ambassadors of their species
    This i guess can only be applied if Dallag's 5 freedoms are applied correctly
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey Dallas, off topic (too lazy to go to pm). Any news on payroll....
     
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