Hello from Egypt

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  1. Osama M

    Osama M

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    Hi Guys

    I'm new to this hobby
    Hope to interact with you


    My name is Osama
    I live in Cairo , Egypt
    I have freshwater tanks now
    and breed few kinds of freshwater fish
    but i haven't got any experience about marine tanks

    Please advise me about the articles i should read it



    please excuse my bad English
     
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  3. Tony

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    Welcome Osama to MASA. There is a lot of information on the web site about starting marine tanks which you should read in the beginners section. Tell us want you want to keep, the size of tank you want and we will gladly help you along. Your English is perfect
     
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    Welcome! hope you have a great stay
     
  5. Osama M

    Osama M Thread Starter

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    Thnx Tony for this worm welcome

    I'm thinking about setup a small tank ( may be nano ) not bigger than 100 liters
    so i can buy the equipment for it
    specially the lights ( electricity and bulbs not cheap ) also i was wondering about using natural sun light

    I was wondering about using natural seawater (from the red sea ) ( 4 hours between were i live and the red sea )
    and getting fresh live rock from the red sea also ( not cured )

    and thinking about making a small sump if it will help

    about live stock may be some clowns and anemones

    just my thoughts
     
  6. coral diver

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    Hello Osama try his website you might get a better understanding of the salt water experience

    www.wetwebmedia.com

    it will give you a more detailed information
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Osama,
    Welcome to MASA, your idea of using NSW (natural sea water) is great, but make sure you collect well away from esturies, sewer outfalls and popular beaches, also check the legality of collecting anything from the sea, in certain parts of the world it is illegal to collect live rock or fish, so you'll need to contact your local gov't department.

    Many reefers do use natural sunlight as an addition to electric light, perhaps post a topic and ask for other's thoughts on how to best achieve this.

    Good luck.
     
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    A nano for an anemone would have to have a lot of light. The four hour trip from the Red Sea would kill a lot of the life in the water so the water would have to be allowed to mature and allow the life to die off before you can use it. You can def inately get rock from the sea and keep it under water which will prevent the die off usually experienced with live rock being dry shipped. A sump always helps and is a better form of filtration. You just have to cycle the tank well to keep an anemone. You can definately use natural sunlight but you will have to figure out how to keep the tank cool as it can get hot as a result
     
  9. Osama M

    Osama M Thread Starter

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    thnx Junz for your welcome

    i will check it out coral diver thnx

    Hi Mike
    important information aboutcollecting things from the sea
    thnx for your help

    So tony is there any thing i can do to prevent killing the life in the sea water
    how about using a air pump or power head
    i will post a topic and ask for other's thoughts ( mike suggestion )
    i used a fan to keep my freshwater tanks cool in hot days
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Osama great to have you on board, agree with all advice given above especially the natural sunlight issue, great for corals etc but keeping the water under 28deg might be an issue.
     
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    Welcome to Masa!Cant wait to see your live rock pictures, you lucky you have 4 hour access!
     
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    Welcome Osama.

    You are lucky to live so close to the Red Sea.

    Some of the best Marine fish live only in this sea.

    Good luck with your setup.
     
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    thnx guys for your welcome
    i wish it was simple to go and get what ever i want

    I asked my cousin about it ( he works in Ras Muhammad National Park ) he said its illegal ( 3 years at least if busted taking live rock not water )

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    i know some one can get it for me
    and my friend buy some few days ago
    i will try to get a pictures from him
    it was really beautiful and have a lot of living stuff on it ( look like a small flowers and may be mushroom and purple algae and more )

     
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    Osama welcome to MASA
     
  15. coral diver

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    Yes Osama its illegal to remove any living organism or animal from a preserve area even for us diver we must get a permit before we do a dive.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Osama :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Look on the bright side.Some diver should have a permit.And you wont pay shipping costs like we do....and I`m sure you can choose whatever you like :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA
    Really are you from Egypt?
     
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    welcometomasa

    Great to have you on board! looking forward to the pictures and remember take it slow and ask if in doubt before you do anything! Enjoy a fantastic hobby!
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Osama! Great to have you on-board!

    Awesome that you want to start a marine tank!

    It's GREAT that you have at least joined us - before you started!

    PLEASE read the other "New Members" threads, as well as our other "Members tanks and setups".

    PLEASE identify a tank which you want to make your goal. We will then try and assist you in the BEST possible way, to ensure that you can obtain and achieve your goal!

    Also - please note:
    - it takes a HUGE amount of PATIENCE to be successful at keeping marines
    - you need to READ as much as possible, to succesfully keep marines
    - there is NO such thing, as a STUPID question! Please ask as many questions as it takes to make you the BEST reefkeeper you can be!
     
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