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  1. Nathan1987

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    Hi All

    i trust all is well, i am new to the world of marine specialists:), i hope to learn a stack from you all, all advise provided will be much appreciated:).:thumbup:
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Welcome Nathan

    Glad to see another CT guy join, here is LOTS to learn...feel free to ask as many questions as you would like.

    Have you got a system already , or still planning
     
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    Welcome to MASA Nathan! Please tell us what you have and/or what you wish to keep.
     
  5. Nathan1987

    Nathan1987 Thread Starter

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    Hi FransSny


    Nope dont have a setup but would like to have a small setup, i went and viewed a setup last night but it was to big.

    i was looking at a small Boyu tank with full setup but was browsing around for price diffs. any suggestions?
     
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  7. jacquesb

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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA, Nathan! Great to have you on-board!

    Just take care, that with a small tank, you would require to be extremely diligent with water changes and other maintenance.
     
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    The Boyu tanks are great for starters but it does have limitations, here is a pic of my wife's one The Almost Non Reefers little setup - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Currently you should get good deals on them now as the suppliers have dropped their prices "slightly".

    Custom built tanks allow more room for playing around to achieve your final goals , also in my opinion a cheaper option
     
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    Welcome to MASA Nathan :thumbup:
     
  10. Nathan1987

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    Hi

    Thats actually what i am looking for, because honestly i don't want to start of big, i would like to start of small and then go big as soon as i am very knowledgable to the Marine tanks and fish.

    around how much does the setup cost for the tank like your wifes?
     
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    Send me a mail to frans@dorrypets.co.za & I can give you some options, just bear in mind as Jacques mentioned, small tanks do require a lot more maintenance (that one looks good because the wife does favours for the LFS owner ;))

    but having said that, lots of guys are coming right with very low tech setups...you just need to watch it much more carefully than large systems,
     
  12. Nathan1987

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    Ok cool i sent you a mail now.:)
     
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    Welcome on Masa.

    My advice would be to start with a 1,2m tank. FransSny knows where to get a stand, cabinet and canopy for a 1,2m tank for really good value. The tank itself is not expensive, if you would start with 45cm height. Get a used skimmer and 3 or 4 T5 lights and you got a good system to start.
     
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    Very welcome. Check Pasela tonight at 21:00 - a few minutes on how to setup a marine tank.
     
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    Thanks Boegie

    will do that.
     
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    hello nathan and welcome to masa:)
     
  17. Nathan1987

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    Hi Sara

    i think you right with that try things untill you find the right one, but i first will do a bit of research then i will start the testing.
     
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    :lol: Crispin, he called you SARA :lol:

    That is just part of the quote he has in his signature as SARA posted it some time ago and he uses it.

    On a more serious note, welcome to MASA, glad you joined. There's a good read in my signature for you on starting a marine tank - trust me, you'll be glad you read it ;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
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    Boegie - the "persons" giving the "advice", are MASA sponsors, BUT are YET to prove to me personally, that they know their stuff. That article on Pasella was a wee bit "off topic" (personal thoughts). As one NEVER adds livestock to a nano after 2 weeks of cycling - EVEN IF you add bacteria to try and hasten the cycle....

    I am expecting QUITE an influx of people trying to start marine tanks after watching that article - just to fail miserably.....

    That is what forums like MASA is for......
     
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