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  1. Bossi

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    Hi guys?

    My name is Bossi and i have been obsessed with all piscatorial matters of all kind since i can remember!

    I have and had many a fresh water setup and will hopefully pretty soon have a marine setup ready to stock. But i am really scared of this new interest of starting a marine setup and i have heard so many stories of it. Too expensive, diffucult, lots of work and mainatance etc etc.

    So now im doing the research and what a great website i have stumbled across!(marine aqauriums SA)

    So you might just hear so much from me in the near future that you would probably say "AG NEE, NIE ALWEER HY NIE"! :lol:

    Cool guys chat as soon as i have read through most of this forum and have a better idea of what this marines thing is all about.

    Laters Bossi
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Welcome to masa!!! Unfortuneley those stories are true, BUT, the satisfaction you get of the tank is 10 times more then any other hobby;).
     
  4. chops

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    :thumbup:hi and welcome johanboshoff this is a great hobby
     
  5. crispin

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    hello bossie, welcome to masa and to the long fun facinating journey into marine aquaculture:)

    there are loads of horror stories out there about marines being impossible and expensive and and and and, but generally they are told by people whom cant make a success of it, in here you will find all the joys and intrest people have whom get it right:)

    the best thing you can do when starting out is to plan, read, learn and ask. It cant be stressed enough how much there is to learn, even if youve managed to keep guppies breeding for 25 years. Marines really are on another level and with the intencity and complication comes an incredible level of facination and satisfaction. Yes you need to work hard, but its great fun too :)

    after a while you will hit "information overload", we all do. But dont worry things all start making sence after a while and if you dont understand something ask MASA. Ask anything you like about marines there really is no such thing as a trivial or stupid question here.

    welcome and happy postings:)
     
  6. mnd123

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    Bossi, welcome, if I can do it you can chap :) you are at the right place, and Crispy above, is a great mentor - stick with us, we will make you famous ;)

    Look forward to hearing more of your adventure.

    Marc
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
  10. Pete

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    Welcome to MASA
     
  11. FransSny

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    Welcome to Masa bossi...as our far away friend crispin said..planning is everything, and yes you WILL hit info overload, but no worries, we are actually a buch of nice people on MASA....a bit obsessed but nice.

    Youve come to the right place, happy posting :thumbup:
     
  12. Annoying

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    WHAT, obsessed, who??? , us??? :lol:
     
  13. Tony

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    Welcome to MASA. I have personally found marine tanks easier than freshwater
     
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    WELKOM by MASA, Bossie :biggrin:

    As the above posts have confirmed, keeping a long-term successful marine setup is more complicated than keeping freshwater, and it IS a lot more expensive, but it is also much more satisfying. Doing research before you start is a good beginning, and will contribute greatly to your mastering or the "dark art" :thumbup:. Feel free to post as many questions as you like - and remember, there are no stupid questions, every one you ask will also end up helping someone else further down the line.

    Oh, FINDING them is not difficult :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

    Hennie
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome buddy..
     
  16. Bossi

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    Obsessed??!!!!!

    I know all about obsession mate, i fish at least once a day in the ocean, and this marine thing is my new one after o got a bit bored of freshwater and i wanna keep marine cause i catch and release them everyday. hehehe (just a pity there is not alot of fish down here in Cape town to collect and keep in a aquarium like the durban boys have) Does people still do that or is it allowed as a matter of interest?

    Thanks all you guys for your support. Ill start peppering you guys with questions soon!!!

    Regards Bossi
     
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    welcome
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Bossi - read and learn as much as you can. Ask our advice before buying something that might be outdated or unnesseccary in the beginning.

    Check out the link in my signature ;)
     
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    Hey Bossi
    Welcome mate. I was a devoted fresh water aquarist until February this year when i ventured into the marine side of the hobby.
    All I can say is that when the bite gets you, you will wish you started this a long time ago.
    Good luck buddy!!!
    Dan
     
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    welcome boet. enjoy the ride!
     
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