Hello marine people

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Gerhard DP, 17 Nov 2010.

  1. Gerhard DP

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    Hi

    I am actually from the FW side of things and some of you might know me.

    Looking to change one of my FW nanos into a pico so came for some advice etc.

    Been keeping FW tanks for some time and looking for something a little different.

    KNow the small tanks are big challenges but willing to give it a try with some good research and of course some help from you guys.

    Regards
    Gerhard
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Welcome to MASA Gerhard, glad you joined us. Seeing that you're new to salt water, please read the link in my signature on starting a marine tank - some great info for beginners ;)
     
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    Welcome :) .. Just bare in mind that things work much differently to FW so approach it as if you didnt keep fish before :) .. Please put up pictures of the proposed set up.. we love pics :p
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    Hello and welcome.
    Take into account that almost everything you know about FW fish keeping must go out the window. Different world, new rules to play by.

    If you say Pico, about what liters are you talking about?
    Just remember that smaller tanks are more difficult to keep stable compared to bigger tanks. In my opinion, tanks in the range of 250L to 400L are nice beginner setups. A lot more forgiving in regards to mistakes than smaller tanks. Above 500L is a lot more expensive to setup and run.

    But then again, I learned about water parameters on a 90L system. Learning curve is just steeper. Important thing on small tanks. Water changes. Do them every week. Its crucial.
     
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  12. Dewald@Dorry

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    Welcome to MASA!! Athough it is considered more difficult to keep smaller tanks I like to think that it can be easy if you stick to maintenance.

    If you choose you salt brand correctly, meaning that after you have mixed the salt, brought it to the correct temperature, airated and 24hour mixing, you must then test the water parameters. If all is in check and where it should be, then you have a decent salt brand!

    Due to the tank being small means that you will be able to perform more frequent water changes without it costing you a fortune.

    Basically if you perform a 10% water change every third day, the tank should do well!! I have seen many successfull Pico tanks using this method. If you choose the incorrect salt brand things can go a bit downward..:p

    It is always a huge challange to put together proper filtration systems for such small tanks, so the best remedy at the end of the day is frequent water changes keeps the doctor away!!:)

    Just my 2c...
     
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