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Discussion in 'Nano Tanks' started by RiaanDP, 15 Jul 2016.

  1. RiaanDP

    RiaanDP

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    Hello Everyone

    This is my setup and very first aquarium.

    Decided to go Marine as I like challenges.

    Currently no lifestock, but would like to start off with some hermit crabs and later on start with one fish take it from there.

    Aquarium is 60x30x30cm.

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  3. RossK

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    Welcome to MASA :thumbup:.
    There's a lot of valuable info on this site, use the search function at the top of the page for what ever you need...
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
     
  5. MacSakkie

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    Welcome RiaanDP!! You'll find a lot of other Riaan's here so you should feel at home!!
     
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  6. RiaanDP

    RiaanDP Thread Starter

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    Thanks Everyone

    Feeling right at home already :)

    This is what makes our lives easier and sometimes difficult as well. Internet you can find almost all your answers and a lot of different opinions and from that opinions you can try out things and see what works out for you.

    I saw there are quite a few Riaan`s here, luckily we do not stand all together somewhere having a braai or drink or it might be strange when you speak to a bunch of Riaan`s and nobody can understand which one you are having a braai :)

    Enjoy your Friday and rest of the weekend :)

    I`ll be in touch
     
  7. RiaanDP

    RiaanDP Thread Starter

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    Upgrade time:

    1. Added some new live rock. Had to take out rock with no growth, too little space. About 7.5kg of rock.
    2. Also had a pump upgrade.
    3. Added some filter sand.

    Now the cycle should really begin to run nicely. :)

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    What size tank is that bud
     
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    RiaanDP Thread Starter

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    Hi there

    Tank is 60x30x30cm
     
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    Hi bud so 60L
     
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    RiaanDP Thread Starter

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    Yebo, my first aquarium and basically a learning model.

    In the future when I have more knowledge and experience and $ I wanna get a big one.

    We have to start somewhere :)
     
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    Howdy RiaanDP. Well, its a neat little tank. the scaping is awesome, less is more..... The gogga is gonna bite sooner than you expect. If i knew back then what i know now i wouldve started with a 300L with 100L sump. Its nifty and awesome, what i do recommend is if you find a special of some sort on secondhand or new equipment then buy it, so when you do decide on upgrading it wont cost you an arm and a leg.

    Im gonna teach my kids all about reef keeping that way they wont have any money left for drugs or alcohol.
     
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    @ShLiMi333 +1 Bud, Couldn't agree with you more.
    My daughter has the marine setup, not me. And it's taught her to look at the sea (and nature) in a totally different way. She thinks sustainability these days, which is a knock-on from sustaining the critters in her tank. We only 'borrow' this planet from our kids...
     
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    True true, went to watch finding dory with the wife. (kid is to young, only 3yrs old) and since owning a reef tank i noticed a ton of stuff on the movie i wish i could have in my tank and the detailing is bloody awesome. In the movie they transported a crate full of regal tangs and it was sooooooooooo pretty, i want a tank full of them lol.
     
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    Thanks Everyone

    Yeah, it all started when friends of mine got their tanks.

    Reef and Marine and looking at the little guys they got into my heart and made a decision to get my own.

    Keeps me busy and enjoying it.

    I also wanted to start off with a big one, but due to renting a home it cannot work for me at this stage.

    Planning on getting something way bigger, either secondhand or special one day when I have my own place.

    I actually also learned a lesson to shop around for Live Rock.

    The small one in this tank was more expensive than the 2x bigger rock combined.

    Always shop around, that's what I learned or look out for bargains.
     
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    Once this bug bites, it becomes a permanent addiction...
     
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    Hahaha, seems like it
     
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    Hello and welcome @RiaanDP

    Where are you based?
    Do you have a skimmer running on this tank?
     
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    Hi Riaan, thanks

    Little Falls, Roodepoort

    Not yet, but will be one of the things I will be looking at getting soon.
     
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    Cornelj1 ''expect the unexpected''

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    Welcome RiaanDP! What substrate are you using? Looks like the small white stones used for freshwater systems? It already looks clogged up with junk.
     
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