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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.

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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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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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Hey Dave welcome to MASA, glad you joined us.
 
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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?
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some other pics, sump etc.

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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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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.
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the above was during freshwater testing.

ANDhere is my end result.

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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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Looking good, have you drilled any holes into those durso lids?
 

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yup, they are like silent whispers.

lol....

REEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLY quite
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.

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