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  1. Roryf

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    Hi all,

    I am thinking of starting a fish only tank in the new year.I spearfish quite a bit so hopefully I will be able to get some good fish.
    I look forward to learning lots here.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Roryf :m03:

    Just a comment : Besides for the legal/regulatory aspects of collecting fish in the wild, please ensure that you fully understand how to care for different species and that your tank will allow sufficient room for them to flourish.

    Other than that, please carefully review the wealth of information on the site and feel free to ask for advice. ;)
     
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    Hello and Welcome Roryf

    Before collecting, check the space requirements for the fish you got in mind. What size tank do you have in mind?
     
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    I was thinking of having a shoal of Moorish Idols in the tank.....:m12:

    I kept marine fish for a few years a while back.I do know a fair amount about fish that are compatible and also know enough that I wont overload the system.

    I just have not kept up with the tank/filtration technology.
     
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    :lol:

    Rory, what size tank are you considering ?
     
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    Still a bit undecided but possibly one of these two sizes

    1m x 0.5m x 0.5m

    1.2m x 0.6m x 0.6m
     
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    Sounds good.

    My 50c input : Bigger water volumes do tend to lead to greater stability, but the counterbalance is obviously increased costs. Having said that though, as long as you are diligent and observant enough a small tank can also be exceptionally rewarding.
     
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    Welcome and good luck my personal opinion on tank is go for the biggest that your space and pocket allows regards Rick
     
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    You want to start with fish that is considered for "advanced" reefers?
    Some guys do have some luck keeping them going. But unfortunately a lot of these fish do die in our systems.

    Problem with most of our local tangs are that they do grow rather big and are aggressive.

    I will rather go for the bigger 1.2m tank. But then even it will be too small for grown out tangs.
     
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