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Discussion in 'New Members' started by davecoetzee, 16 Jan 2009.

  1. davecoetzee

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    Hi all,

    I am David, I made the cardinal sin of posting before introducing myself....

    :(:(

    And not being a noob to forums i cannot even plead ignorance :razz:

    Anyway i have been keeping fish for many, many years. I have never really been happy with the tropical warm bath water setup. I moved over to Marine about six months ago, i am running a converted 3ft'er at the moment, but my minister of finance has said that a 6ft or 2m marine tank is most ok with her, so we are looking.

    Ok one note here, even though i have moved away from the bathwater scene, i do totally adore my koi and they are still top of the list for me, although marine is so close second that it might as well be a tie.

    :yeahdude::yeahdude:
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    welcome!

    cool, thats great... look forward to the setup series
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator

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    Hell Dave we forgive you:1:

    Well of course not being new to forums you will know must forums junkies are pic freaks, so when do we see some:)

    Oh and most welcome to MASA
     
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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA, Dave! Great that you have found us! Glad that you joined us!
     
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    Hello davecoetzee, welcome aboard. Enjoy your visits.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    welcome welcome
     
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    welcome
     
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    Hey Dave welcome to MASA, glad you joined us.
     
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    :welcometomasa2:

    We Love Pics ? - I love engine room pics in particular
     
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    Hey dave,welcome to marine world.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    :lol: Welcome to the forum Dave.
     
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    davecoetzee

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    ok a few pics of my converted setup, from like august or something. cut the side panel of a stock 3ft down and built an overflow box. Got twin 32mm down pipes with durso's.
    You all lnow how?
    SDC10019.jpg
    SDC10024.jpg

    some other pics, sump etc.

    SDC10020.jpg
    SDC10021.jpg
     
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    Agree; you are forgiven. :)Welcome Dave. Now bring on the pics and lets see where you at.
     
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    davecoetzee

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    not the prettiest DIY ever, was converting old FW tanks and bits and bobs to see if i could do this marine thing first. a trial run so to speak.
    SDC10039.jpg

    SDC10040.jpg

    SDC10042.jpg

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    SDC10043.jpg
     
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    davecoetzee

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    the above was during freshwater testing.

    ANDhere is my end result.

    SDC10728.jpg

    SDC10707.jpg





    LOL, sorry, i haven't uploaded the other pics, started a new job etc in sep and all that just never happened, i will find them and upload to photobucket.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Looking good, have you drilled any holes into those durso lids?
     
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    davecoetzee

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    yup, they are like silent whispers.

    lol....

    REEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLY quite
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator

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    Brilliant, then looking decent so far.

    Only other concern is that the panes on the DSB might be a bit high, i.e. is there enough space to take the water that backsiphons in case of a (highly unlikely in this country) power failure.

    :1:
     

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