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  1. bfreeman

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    Hi guys,

    Glad to finally find a nice local forum that concerns fish:) Anyway thats out the way, now i have decided to put together a tank that i had stashed away in the garage, Here are the specs of what i am using, and would like to know what you guys think. Please bear in mind ALL equipment is BRAND NEW...thats right, i purchased it over the weekend. The only old thing is the tank itself, so here goes,

    Tank = 2 foot (slightly deeper than a standard 2 foot tank)
    capacity = Probably about 80L
    Heater = 100L elite submersible
    Air = A standard air pump (75L) and air stone.
    Decorations:) = 1 x long fake plant, 1 x 1/2 KG drift wood, 1 x large rock, fine sand, 2 x small fake plants.
    Position = against wall in lounge (not near sun light)
    Light = standard 15W white tube (More than bright enough)
    Lid = Standard plastic lid you see for sale in most shops.
    Pump = Fluval 205

    Here are the interior specs i have custom designed the fluval to have (Take note the Fluval 205 has 4 trays on the interior),

    Bottom tray = Carbon
    Lower middle = Carbon
    Upper middle = ammonia remover
    Upper tray = biological media that came standard with pump.

    Please note pump flows from bottom to top. Is this a good setup inside the pump, or should i set the order differantly within the pump?

    I will be putting in 2 parrot fish once i get paid:) I have also purchased some chemicals from natures petland, forgot what it's called as im not at home, which you use when setting up new tanks to automatically balance all the bacteria etc etc etc.

    So, now my specs are out the way lets here how the setup will perform........ all opinions are more than welcome, as i want my babies to be happy:)
     
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  3. robertkukla

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    Welcome to MASA, well we hope you will one day change to a marine setup
     
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    welcometomasa:bigthumbup:
     
  5. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
    Hopefully after browsing a bit youll decide to get into marines.
    Try this site: http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/ ,you might give you better freshwater advice there.
     
  6. HenkHugo

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    Welcome :D
     
  7. bfreeman

    bfreeman Thread Starter

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    bugger, is this site only for marine setups?
     
  8. clinton stanford

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    click on forums and right at the bottom there is a fresh water tank discussion thread;)
    throw the bath water out and convert to marines man:tt2:
     
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    :thumbup: welcome
     
  10. bfreeman

    bfreeman Thread Starter

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    Lol, Dude i attempted that a while back. Had a marine tank. Lasted all of 2 weeks, until my brother decided to throw stuff into the tank that he found in the rock pool (i live right by the beach). The next morning i woke up to a tank fill of water that looked like milk. I wont be doing that in a hurry again :(
     
  11. Suhayl

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    You soo lucky to be next to the beach. You can save allot than on your setup as you can suuply of free water, sand, critters, fish, maybe coral too. I say go for a full marine setup and let the guys on masa guide you along the way.
     
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    :welcometomasa2:Hi and
     
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    WELCOME TO MASA.... As The Name says: MARINE AQUARIUMS SOUTH AFRICA...

    But there's a whole bunch of guys here that keep both... And yeah, throw out the bath water and go MARINE man...;)
     
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