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    hey im completely new to marine aquariums! Dont have a marine tank yet, but im hoping to convert my 450L freshwater tank to marine in Januarie. Im here to learn everything i need to before i attempt to set up a marine tank. Hope i can learn alot from you peeps here.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ryno form TASA?

    Welcome to MASA!:welcometomasa2:
     
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    Welcome

    Tank details and we can help with the conversion
     
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    Yes Ryno from TASA. tank is 120x45x80deep. 14mm glass. Dont have any equipment for it yet as its a freshwater tank at the moment. Saving up to get everything by january. Will probably look for 2nd habd hardware as my wallet is thin. Have a 54w quad t5 unit also. But think it isnt good enough will probably get a MH over time. My problem is skimmer chiller ect. I dont really know what i need. Reading the noob threads now.
     
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    Well I started the hard way and bought a 220lt Sun Sun fresh water tank and made it work as a marine tank. I am using a cannister filter as a sump just to make things more interesting.

    I must admit it was tough and in the first 6 months I lost count how many times I wanted to throw in the towel but here I still am and November this year will be two years my tank has been running for.

    If anything I would not suggest what you are planning which does not make sense as I eventually made it work for me. The problem is with my tank is it is easily affected by all kinds of small things. I truly feel a marine tank is first choice with a sump but if you can make a marine tank out of a fresh water tank then go for it sir.

    Only advice I can give you is take things extra slowly. Instead of doing the nitrogen cycle for 3 months, do it for 4 possibly. Dont add too many fish, etc.

    Otherwise welcome to the site where everyone is always welcome :thumbup:
     
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    Thanx :) i want to do it the right way. So i will take any advice. Will probably go with sump
     
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    Hey RYNO, my planted tank friend, how are you, Welcome to MASA, im glad to hear you going marine, lovely stuff. good luck dude.
     
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    Thanx but hey its still going to take a while only in the new year. But i need to learn as mucch as i can before i can even try to begin :) moving in december so the tank wil be empty by then. Tank is already drilled so plus point for me there.
     
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    A very warm WELCOME to MASA, Ryno! Hope you enjoy our company!
     
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    Good to have you onboard, marines is a dream,imagine a little piece of the ocean in your very own home... But can also get overly addictive :lol: ...but if you start off properly with much needed advice... You can maintain it as a hobby :p
     
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    Thanx hey, thats why i joined and why im waiting till next year before i attempt a marine setup. I dont want to have a disaster haha
     
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    Hi Ryno, welcome to MASA.
    Glad to see another Potch person :)
     
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    thanx. but still a long way fromsetting up axmarine tank. only in january
     
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    The long wait only gives you more time to prepare for your setup, to read and plan :)
     
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    okay sooo.... im going to upload a pic of the tank im going to use in a bit. getting 2 MH units suspended over the tank. now i was wondering. will an Ehein profesional 2228 canister be okay for this tank or should i rather try and go with a sump? also what skimmer ect would be good enough for the tank?
     
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