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  1. Ally05

    Ally05

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    Thinking of converting to marine. Had freshwater aquariums in my school days and now been running my 570l tank the last 2 years but thinking of going marine next year so need to do my research.
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome. Show us a pic of your current tank. :)
     
  4. Ally05

    Ally05 Thread Starter

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    This pic is bit old but the last full shot i got of it. i recently suffered a big loss and now running it as a low tech planted tank. i have had dwarf Neon gourami and pair discus bread in my tank.

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  5. Craigjmiles

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    Welcome, very nice. I did the same. Got frustrated with the fish/plants and hardscape available here.

    Converted and havent looked back! Been 8months now!
    Everyone says marines is so much more expensive and time consuming but when you running a proper freshwater tank with plants, co2 etc it's possibly more work with the amount of trimming!

    Enjoy!
     
  6. Dizi

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    welcometomasa

    we luv pictures on the forum
     
  7. oliver

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    Welcome ,very nice planted tank you got.
     
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    Welcome, I did the same and I must say marine is much more rewarding. Just awsome realy.
     
  9. Christo

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    Looky Here..... Welcome Bud
    Told you ages ago to change to
    Marine.

    Enjoy the research
     
  10. Ally05

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    Hay all. Thanks for the Welcome. So how much of an adjustment is it to go from tropical to marine?
    I got some useful things i can still use.

    This is my current tropical setup
    Tank 2L x 0.5w x 0.65h plumbed through base in the corners with 1inch bunkheads
    Eheim canister filter 1700l/h
    Jobao P40 wavemaker not really in use.
    2 300w Eheim heaters
    Reef Angel controller (cant believe the price these days, more than double)
    9kg CO2 system
    3 80w dual balast t5
    Jabao 4 pump dosing pump
    15w UV
    Thats about it.

    Whether i to change or not still going to change to a sump, got a feeling i will have to increase my bunkhead size.
    Will convert my current diy t5 to hybrid, something like on the BRS video. the current frame is falling apart, it was a test prototype but never got redone.
    I only have the space under the tank for my hardware so that is a limiting factor. The workable height in the cabinet is 700mm.
    I need to set up an auto top up system.

    Any tips from the "converted" would be appropriated.

    @Christo ya ya i know.
     
  11. Dizi

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    Skimmer definitely a must
     
  12. Spyhunter

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    Welcome - i like the discus - but they a tad boring - so do the conversion!
     
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