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Discussion in 'New Members' started by PopGun, 8 Jan 2012.

  1. PopGun

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    Hoping to learn a lot here,
    I have had fresh water tanks for 5years now. Ready to move onto more complex things now.
    My current tank is almost 2meters long. Around 500liters. 9 parrots, 1 shovel nose cat fish.
    Ill post pictures tomorrow of the gangsters
     
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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...great Info for you on MASA..can you tell us a bit more so we can steer you in the right direction...Tank size in mind...? Have you worked out the "engine room" already or are you starting from scratch and gaining knowledge as you learn...?
     
  4. RiaanP

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    Hello and Welcome

    MASA do have a fresh water sister site
    Tropical Aquariums South Africa

    unless you want to get rid of the gangsters and move into the marine territory.
     
  5. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA!:thumbup:


    Speed reading again Riaan, don't worry we all do it:lol:
    I think this is what he means by more complex things.

     
  6. Nico Kortenbout

    Nico Kortenbout

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    Hi there and Welcome!! I too have both freshwater and marine systems!! I could not choose, so I had to keep both. However, the marine system has become the dominant system over the years!! Masa is a great place to peruse and learn and get advice. Wishing you all the best!!
     
  7. seank

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    How do you find the Parrots behavior underwater, I cannot get mine to survive, they keep on drowning :p

    Jokes aside, welcome to MASA. Hope you have a wonderful stay
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  9. Annoying

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
  11. PopGun

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    Im guessing the engine room is the sump or protein skimmer?

    Im very new to this type of fish keeping. My uncle has a marine tank and I was asking him why there is an overflow, why do you use RO water and why the heater was in the sump and not the tank.

    Totally different to a fresh water tank if you ask me

    Im looking at a pretty big tank next, I want to try get a square made up, say about 2m by 2m, height being anything over 0.750m.
    Any ideas on who can help me out making the thing?
    From there I can only assume, I need a sump (rather large one), lighting and a pretty monster protein skimmer. Then the patience will have to kick in.
    Or, the other route is to turn my current tank into a marine tank. Ill miss the parrots though.

    Here's a picture of the tank about 6 months ago, I lost the arrowana to a parasite.

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    Welcome to MASA! :thumbup:
     
  13. RiaanP

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    I'm running a converted fresh water tank. For the tank itself it is easy, just drill it, fit a bulkhead and built the overflow. That's the easy part. The cabinet next, most likely with centre vertical wooden support pane. That will be in the way. So that must come out, cabinet rebuilt or rather replaced with stronger steel support with cladding.... so the fun start.
     
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