Hi All from a new member

Discussion in 'New Members' started by grantn, 21 Mar 2010.

  1. grantn

    grantn

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    Hi All

    I have just joined the forum with the hope of learning about marine aquariums, I am a keen scuba diver (PADI divemaster) and really love reef fish. We have recently bought a new house and I have a perfect spot to install a tank as a hobby and for show.............so thats a little about me and why I have joined.

    I really hope to learn about this interesting hobby and use this knowledge to teach my son about reef fish.

    Grant
     
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  3. Nsteyn

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    you will learn a lot - I am NAUI BTW :p
     
  4. crispin

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    hello grant and welcome to MASA :)

    there are a number of guys on here that enjoy diving so i am sure you'll have lots to chat about there, but theres and whole family of reefers that enjoy helping each other with their tanks so you're in the right place:)

    tell us a little about that space at home, the size (length width and height) of tank that you want to put in there and we can help you with the planning. Just a nore, spend a while researching and getting an understanding of tanks and systems, especially the sump and ask the forum anything yopu arent quite sure of. there are some very good tank builders and DIY guys here and we can help you avoide mistakes that could lead to great frustrations later.

    Also things in marines get expensive if you dont buy appropriate equipment, so before spending hard earned cash ask us and we will help where we can:)

    welcome and happy postings:)
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  6. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
  7. mnd123

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    welcome Grant
     
  8. nakoma

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    hi nice to see new members hope you get your tank sorted soon :thumbup:
     
  9. FransSny

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    Welcome grant
     
  10. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Grant! Great to have you on-board! I too am a SCUBA diver (started with NAUI OW1, then went on to PADI Advanced and PADI Rescue)....

    Please take note that there's 2 HUGE "things" that can ensure that you become a successful reefkeeper:
    1) a HUGE amount of patience (remember: ONLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN FAST IN MARINES)
    2) a really decent amount of knowledge - this will ensure that you do the right things at the right time, and in the right combination.....

    Good luck with your journey into marines keeping. It's an addictive hobby! Enjoy!
     
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    Welcome
     
  12. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Grantn, glad you joined us. As a newbie, go through the link below - starting a marine tank - some great info for you. Then, you go see the crew at Idol marine, they in Midrand somewhere :p
    Check out the sponsors in our sponsors forums ;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
     
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