Hello cape town!

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  1. ChristopherM

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    Haha, hi folks - after keeping heavily planted tanks for almost 2 decades, I've thrown in the towel and it's time for me to do a marine tank! Scared as phuck, but that's why I'm here, to learn from ya'll =)

    I'm 32, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town. I own a digital marketing agency and I love all things fish and computer!
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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    Welcome
     
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    @TaahirS - My reading list is longer than Oscar's sentence ;)
     
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    Lol:lol:
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :)
    That rings a bell, ChrisM from iMod?
     
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    Eish...an Oscar reference...hmmmm ok, Hello!
     
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    hello and welcome ChristopherM

    Will you attempt to convert one of your older freshwater systems in marine, or start a new tank from scratch?
     
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    Welcome to MASA, enjoy the ride!
     
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    @viper357 Yes good Sir, that's me! Hope that's a good thing :D
    @Brendan6 Sorry, I had to.
    @RiaanP I've got a Juwel Lido 120 which is in wonderful condition, so I bought a skimmer and need to fit it this weekend. I'm going to try this approach first and if I can get into it, then who knows, I might get a nice 300litre with sump and all. Baby steps both emotionally and budget wise ;)
    @LCornelius Cheers mate! Dig your car!
     
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    That is the best peace of advice, you actually gave yourself.

    I've seen it a plenty of times. Guys getting bit by this marine bug. Going overboard in their setups early on. More corals, bigger system, bigger better equipment. Must have them all... NOW.

    Until partner strips their moer. Or the realization of how much spend in such a short time can be possible, Credit card maxed. Or whatever.

    Just to quit this hobby within 6 months from starting.

    After all, you did not learn how to drive a car, before you could crawl.
     
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    @RiaanP Absolutely, and I've learnt with my planted tanks and although that isn't cheap, it has nothing on marine tanks. I've had some proper planted tanks though, ADA style, so I've spent R600 on a bag of substrate, but the plants are cheap compared to coral and the fish too. I'm going to move slowly with a fairly low tech set up and if in 6 months time I'm still rocking out with the nano, well then I might buy a 300litre sumped mofo ;)
     
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    A very very welcome to the forum - never be afraid to ask a "dumb" question, cause there is no such thing. Everyone was a noob one time or another...

    Stick to your own advice, taking baby steps is best
     
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    Welcome, from your friendly neighbourhood aquarium
     
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