Hallo - completely new to marine

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  1. Marine007

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    I've not yet ventured into the salty waters of fishkeeping.

    I have a koi pond and a tropical aquarium, but I my heart's desire is to establish a succesfull marine tank.

    I am earmarking my bonus for this year to setting up a tank next year, and I would really appreciate advice.

    I have more than 2 meter space to place the tank and I was thinking of a tank roughly 2m x 0.75m x 1m. About 1500 liter. (It can be larger if needed). Does these dimensions make sense? Any recommendations on from who to buy (or have the tank constructed by)?

    Are there any pro's who do marine installations as a service, and also marine maintenance? (I live in the Northern Suburbs in Cape Town). I travel often and it would be great if I have back-up and advice available.

    Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.:yeahdude:
     
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  3. Dlaria

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    Welcome! :D
     
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    I find the bigger the tank, the better. You'll find beautiful fish that need lots of swimming space, and you will want more and more corals. :)
     
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    welcome dude. Your tank is too deep. At most you should go 600 deep as deeper than that you have a problem with light penetration so you will have to really up the lights and you also need long monkey arms to work in the tank. Shallow but wide tanks are the best
     
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    Thanks - never thought about the "monkey arms" requirement. Was trying to maximise the volume of the tank. I have a more than 2m of wall space available and its a high wall - so height is not an issue.

    What is the "ideal" dimensions for a 1500 liter and 2000 liter tank?
     
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    Welcome to saltwater mate. You're going to need that whole bonus to get started. Have fun and ask if you need any advice. :)
     
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    Welcome bud ... Enjoy your stay here with our crazy MASA family .... Remember to ask ask and ask some more before taking your next step into this amazing hobby .... Tremayn is spot on about depth ... You would need crazy lights to penetrate deeper tanks and also the costs of the glass will go up as the deeper the tank, the thicker the glass ....
     
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    Some valuable info in the link below on starting a marine tank - a great read ;)
     
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