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  1. traut

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    new to the web and newish to the hobby, busy prepping for my tank so will really appreciate ANY advice.

    Will post pics of tank as soon as its installed!
     
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  3. Gesiggie

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    Hi Traut,
    Welcome to MASA.

    To get off to a good start with your tank... start reading. :blush: There is a wealth of information on this site, and the bonus is all the info you can get by asking questions.

    Plenty of experience going around, don't let it go to waste! ASK!

    Happy reefing.:thumbup:
     
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    welcome dude!
     
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    Hello Traut

    Welcome.

    Better to ask a lot of questions before the time. Could save you a lot of money.
    But you are at the right place. Google around on MASA and see what you can learn.
     
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    :welcometomasa2: to MASA..
     
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    Welcome to MASA, great to have you on board, looking forward to those pics.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
     
  9. traut

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    Phase 1

    Hey all!

    Thanks for the support... much appreciated!

    Phase 1 complete, got tank home.
    Now for Phase 2, I need to add the important bits like correct substrate, lighting and plumbing.
    As soon as I figure out how to upload a pic I'll post phase 1 lol.

    Thanks again
     
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    :thumbup:Welcome!
     
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    Welcome bud....
     
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    Some light reading....:p
    Starting a Marine tank - What to buy first - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Starting a Marine Tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    New to Marines- Please listen!!!!!!!!!! - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Filters and Filter Media...
    Filters and Filter Media for Saltwater Aquariums - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Deep Sand Beds (DSB) - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Cycling you'r Tank...
    Marine Aquarium Cycle - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    When you'r Tank has "cycled" and you'r ready for the "Clean-up Crew"...
    Your First Marine Invertebrates - Choosing a Clean up crew - CUC - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Then Beginners Coral...2nd Link requires a little more "experience", but still "beginners"..so to speak...
    Easy Soft Corals For Your Reef Tank - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    Your First Hard Corals: LPS Hard Corals - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Open a Album and then you upload that way...no resizing...then when you want to post a pic, you copy and paste from Album...

    When you'r in your profile...right side...click on Album and create one...any size will be uploaded...


    Hope this helps...
     
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    Welcome to MASA, hope you enjoy it here with us

    Link in my signature on posting pics ;)
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA!:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome.

    Please post as much info as you can for us to assist.
    Very important, before you buy something, do the research and ask for advice if you not sure whether you should lay out the capital.

    Its actually quite advantageous being a newbie, as you get to learn from everybody else's mistakes, and trust me there have been many mistakes and lessons learnt here.

    In the initial stages, don't focus on the inhabitants you want to keep, but rather focus on your ability to keep them.

    Post pics before you start to install, simply because many mistakes which prove detrimental in the long run are made even before the first drop of water hits glass...
    Oh yes, AND becos we love pics
     
  16. traut

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    Smiley face

    thanks again guys for the advice!

    @irie ivan will b sure to post plenty pics!

    @belindamotion u just saved me hours of google!
     
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    missed this too:p so welcome to masa. why not tell us a little about the empty glass box you have at home, what size is it, what shape, do you have a cabinet around it, what do you hope to achieve with the tank? etc etc
     
  18. traut

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    the tank is a M90 apparently (not too bothered on the name of tank lol)

    got it from phuture lab. its a 90lx60wx45h comes to about 250litres plus 60litre sump in one door of cabinet. thinking of either putting a quarantine tank or RO tank in other door... any advice here greatly appreciated.

    still figuring out where to put tank cos when its filled i aint moving it, I rather like where it is now cos it fully visible from my lounge and my kitchen (more viewing pleasure).;)

    plan on having a reef aquarium (fish, live rock and coral) tried before but too costly.

    got 9kgs of arag-alive in deal but looks waaaaay too little as the bag is laying in tank and doesnt nearly look like it will be enough... not sure if i need to get more now cos i dont want to add these kinda things on a later stage... again some advice here will be valuable.

    guys feedback and advice will be awesome!

    cheers enjoy the weekend
     
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    You'r very welcome...the Forum can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning...especially if you'r not sure how it works...nice size Tank...
    [​IMG]
    ...If you feel the "sand" might be too little, then get another smaller bag... and then put in the Tank and if you feel it's too little, get more and add....but yes....add now, not later....:)...I think the same applies to Arag-Alive..not sure now as they already contains a "broad spectrum of natural marine bacteria"... I still learn something new every day...hehee
     
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