Hello from a complete newb!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Ruwaidm, 17 Dec 2015.

  1. Ruwaidm

    Ruwaidm

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    howzit guys

    Hope everyone's well.

    Was advised to join the forum by a family member who is also a member on here. Must say, the site is awesome and I have been reading for the last couple of hours trying to find my feet with starting off my tank

    Yesterday I purchased a second hand tank from a cousin of mine. The tank is a 120L tank and comes with the pumps, filters, skimmer and two wave makers.

    Came across alot of info on marine/salt water tanks. I will be starting off the tank as freshwater and the things to my knowledge that I still have to buy are lighting, substrate and decor. If there is anything else major that is needed, please let me know eg heaters?

    I will add few a pictures later but right now its just an empty tank on the cabinet lol. Hopefully soon I will be able to update my progress as I go along.

    I look forward to learning from this awesome site and chatting/meeting members. again, i'm a complete newbie so please excuse my ignorance in advance for any silly questions in the future!

    Thanks guys!

    Ruwaid
     
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    Hello and welcome. What fish do you intend on keeping.
     
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    You can't leave the ST Forum thinking you are going to get away from the spammers.
    Cause we are here as well.
     
  5. Ruwaidm

    Ruwaidm Thread Starter

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    HAHAHA howzit guys! Good to see some familiar names :cheers2:
    @RF...honestly im not sure yet bru but thinking about getting some Cichlids, barbs, plecos etc even an eel.
     
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    Hi Ruwaid and welcome!

    If you've already got all the bits needed to go salt water, why are you keen on fresh? I used to keep freshwater fish, but just found the beauty of the marine fish too much to resist...
     
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    Hi Ruwaid. I use to have a Cichlid tanks and eventually decided to go marine. Hounestly I wouldn't go back. Like DrewZa said if you have everything why not do it. My tank has been running for now just over 3 months and doing great. Not that much more hard work and a little extra research I would do marine. :)
     
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    I had tropical aquariums in the past and though my tank is not running yet marines are a lot more exciting.
     
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    Defenatly:thumbup1:
     
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    What I like about it is the biology and all the little creatures and critters like the CUC.
     
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    Ruwaidm Thread Starter

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    howzit guys

    I also love a marine tank more and there is much more beauty I feel in salt water fish and it was MY first option but one of the reasons is that my SO especially likes the whole planted aquarium and prefers freshwater lol.

    But nothing is set in stone yet and we will definitely be satrting up the tank come this new year so we still have some time to decide.

    Thanks again guys!!
     
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    Take her to your lfs and show her the coral tanks... #SoldForGold ;-)
     
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    @DrewZA HAHAH yeah bud...thats actually my plan early next year.
     
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