help with first SW tank

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  1. Sakie

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    Hi so i want to start a sw tank but dont know if my list of stuff is correct

    I saw some stuff online and wat to buy it to start my tank ...please have a look and tell me if i need any thing else

    Thanx

    its a 280 liter tank and it was used for salt watrer....so this is the stuff

    AquaH20 ACF-600 External Canister Filter
    * Aqua H20 ASP-2000 Pump
    * Regent 8500 Air Pump
    * Weipro SA-2013 Venturi Driven Protein Skimmer
    * Via Aqua Powerhead
    * Intellignet Automatic Fish feeder
    * 2 x Cooling Fans
    * Water Cleaning Suction Device
    * Floating Fish Hatchery
    * Fluorescent Light System with aluminium
    reflectors
    * 2 x Temp control Aqua Heaters (1x 150w & 1x
    300w)
    * Glass cleaning Mechanism

    so all of this is 2nd hand i will be getting the tank and all the
    Above mentioned stuff …..is it the right stuff to start with ?

    I will be paying R2000 for all this stuff is it worth it ?
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome...

    from the items you have listed it would seem that this tank was more aimed to a freshwater system than marine, i would personally suggest you hold off on a purchase for a little while untill you better understand what it is that you are looking for..

    if you have questions please post no matter how basic you think they are..

    we are ere to help so please make use of us?
     
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    HI Sakie

    This looks like a start, but have you had a look at these items? or found out if they in good nick? be very careful when you buy second had stuff! don’t get me wrong, some second had things are good, but just be careful.

    Also believe me when I say, when you buy second hand system then you find things you don’t like about it and you start changing things, then the cost will go into the Thousands, when you could of saved in the long run by getting a tank made for you and what you want.

    I don’t know the Weipro SA-2013 Venturi Driven Protein Skimmer, what is its rate?

    Just my 2c.

    Oh and Welcome to MASA

    welcometomasa
     
  5. Sakie

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    Kay so what do you suggest adding to that list?

    Or can you compose a list of stuff needed for a beginner?

    Thanx for the reply’s
     
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