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  1. elrohiras

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    Hi all, great forums - loads of interesting reads. Signed up a while ago but here goes first post...

    Been fish keeping for a couple of years (more if I include that tropical back in high school) but am incredibly keen to get my first reef tank going and this seems to be a great place for good advice!

    cheers
    Elro
     
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    masahello

    Good luck with your first adventures into marines! Hope it provides you with endless hours of entertainment!
     
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    Ok so I took the plunge today, after reading a lot and speaking to various lfs guys - I decided to go for a custom build that will allow for upgrades and add ons later.

    I have ordered a 4 foot with sump around 300l.

    Very exited to get started.

    Brace yourself MASA lots of questions incoming ;)
     
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    Welcome and goodluck!
     
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  9. elrohiras

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    Well it's been a while, but I was pretty fussy about the cabinetry - but eventually took delivery and I am started!
    My tank
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    In place and levelled
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    Plumbing done and leak testing
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    Then water treated, salt added live rock and sand.
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    Was a little worried about the glass flex
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    I believe it's normal though, now waiting for it to clear to fine tune some of that live rock placement.

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    Looks very neat! How many mm is the glass?
     
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    10mm
     
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    very nice , a bit of a bow on the front panel ...
    how long and high is the tank ?
     
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    It's 60cm high 120cm wide
     
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    Total system incl sump is 340l
     
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    Water tested all looks good, added a little more live rock. Noticed a few copepods skitting around and can see burrowing action in the sand (a good sign I believe?)
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    May add a little more sand, I keep getting holes blown out - doesn't seem to matter how I change the power heads..

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    Very nice!

    Can i ask where you had this made, please?
     
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    Exotic aquariums in Boksburg. Chat to Steven - very helpful.
     
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    Hey all new question. I seem to be using around 50/60 ppm Ca and Kh drops from 10+ to around 6.2 every week.

    I have been dosing with RedSea Reef Foundation ABC+ and tropic marine triple buffer to keep these up.

    These though are a bit expensive and I am not sure they are the best.. BRS TV YouTubes talk about calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate as dosing to get these levels right.

    What are the folks of MASA using for daily / weekly to dose Kh & Ca?
     
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    The lazy 2 part seachem fusion 1&2
     
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    Bicarb soda for kh and seachem advance calcium powder for Ca.
     
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