First Marine Tank

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  1. Kebab131

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    Hi All. My name is Yosef.

    I have had many fresh water tanks over the past 16 years but have finally taken the first step to purchase a marine tank (a dream I have always had).

    I have recently purchased a secondhand 4 foot tank with live rock, 2 clown fish, an angel fish and a hermit crab.

    I have decided to start the tank from scratch. I am having the entire tank and rocks cleaned, putting in new sand and letting the tank run from scratch to mature.

    I am extremely excited but at the same time overwhelmed.

    I will be browsing the forums and purchasing books to get up to speed but would also appreciate any tips and advice.

    Once my tank is up and running, I will post pics!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome! It's a great hobby, when you restart where are you going to keep the livestock?
     
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    The guy that did the move for me and that is setting up my tank, is keeping the livestock for me.

     
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    :welcometomasa2: and good luck!
     
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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    Welcome to an addiction!!!.........you will love it
     
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    So I realised I haven't posted any pics.... I am going to post a few now taken over the last few months
     
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    Welcome you reefer you...
     
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    This is how the guy that I bought my tank from had it set up :

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    Arrived at my house:

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    Setup and waiting to be cycled:

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    First fish:

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    First corals:

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    New lights (T5) and a few additions

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    New LED lights

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    Nice progress.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Slmz. Maxspect wide angle reflectors will spread your lighting to cover more of the tank. those are maxspect razors on your tank right?
     
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    Hey @Seedat ye its a maxspect razor. Where do I getbthe wide angle reflectors??
     
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    Also was also running lights at about 40% in that pic. Slowly increasing every few days.
     
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    Jungle aquatics have the lense upgrades
     
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    Thanks. Do you know how much they go for?
     
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