G'day from Australia

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Austar, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. Austar

    Austar

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    Hi guys

    Just saying hello. I used to live in Cape Town, but moved to Melbourne in Australia 2 years ago.

    I haven't really had time to get into the online aquarium community again, but I did set up a new tank as soon as I got here. It's doing well quite well and I'm finally starting to feel that I am getting the hang of this hobby.

    Also, I'm really impressed with this forum, it's a lot better than the site that I used to look at when I lived in SA. Well done.

    cheers
     
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  3. Tom

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    Welcome Austar! :)
     
  4. Alfie

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    Welcome to MASA
     
  5. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcometomasa SA premier marine site Austar

    Good to have a expat around, oh and pics of the tank is obligatory :D:D

    So do you guys miss Ouma rusks, Kit Kat and Castle. Damn I must say you do have Vegemite:):)
     
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    Kanga says i must be nice to the new members.... so HELLLLLLLLO! welcome! have a fantastic stay!
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hey Austar welcome to MASA.
     
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    welcometomasa
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Welcome Austar! All the way from AUSIE land! Impressive ;-)

    Well - as Kanga has said - PLEASE POST PICTURES of EVERYTHING you have marine related? ;-)
     
  11. Bob the (reef)builder

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    Welcome Austar back to a little part of SA.

    Hope you find a great online home with MASA.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, what do you think of the Aussie reef scene?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome back Austar. :) Great to have you on board.

    So what's it like in Australia, how's the weather? But most importantly, how the reefing goodies over there? :D
     
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    welcome
     
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    Welcome Aussie Star Fish
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
     
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    howsit man welcome to the friendliest source of informatin around
     
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    Welcome...
     
  19. DragonReef

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    D'day Mate :)

    I think I remember your setup - 2m display with a bank of about 9 or so 3 foot tanks as various fuges / sumps etc ?

    Anyway welcome home :D
     
  20. Austar

    Austar Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'll post a few pics of my setup, just need to take some new ones.

    The Australian reefing scene is a lot like SA's and then also not. Equipment is expensive because it's imported and the hobby is small here, but corals and fish are much cheaper than in SA (corals are all local from either the GBR or Western Australia).

    As for missing Ouma rusks, Kit Kats or whatnot. We buy it from the SA shops and most deli's have biltong, droe wors etc. The supermarkets all stock Mrs Ball's chutney and appletiser. There's not much that we really miss, except family of course.

    Dragonreef - you may be thinking of the right guy. My tank was a 6 footer, but I did have a bank of 4 footers as fuges and sumps in the garage. It was a great idea that never really got off the ground.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mhh biltong and all up there, nice. Or is it down there:lol:

    Nice we getting some pics
     
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