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  1. jack

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    Hey there i just bought me a new boyu TL-550.

    I do keep some fresh water fish like discus, gelden deacons and so on. I got a little bored with the same old and decided to buy me a marine tank, but know absolutely nothing about salt water fish so ive got a friend working at a LPS that's going to help me put it up.

    I have seen allot of nice tanks and understand it takes time for a tank to show nicely.
    Thing is i just found out i am going overseas for a while(will be back before xmas) and i want to let the tank run so it can mature, that when i come back i can just add fish and so on. If anyone could help me out by telling me or even coming to my house and showing me what kind of corral and live rocks to buy and where to buy them at the best price, or(i dont know if its the same with saltwater coral as with fresh water plants) you have a snip off i can buy to grow myself.

    As i said i have never done this and really need some help and advise please.

    I will have someone that will come and do water changes from time to time and feed what ever needs to b fed as my fresh water fish still need to be looked after.

    Please anyone who knows the hobby well and is willing to help, i live in stellenbosch near opskop, any help will b much appreciated.

    Thank you
    Jacques:1:

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  3. KeeganP

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    welcometomasa

    Welcome dude, you've come to the right place...
     
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    Welcome to MASA all you need to do is read read read and read on this form
     
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    Welcome. You could leave it to cycle however you will need a responsible person to keep topping up with RO water to keep the SG stable
     
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    Welcome to MASA!;)
     
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    masahello

    Read through the links on Tobes signature if you can, this is some very helpfull info!

    Read as much as you can, and dont be shy, the guys here are always willing to help!
     
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    :welcome7: You've come to the right place....

    The acronym for Local shop is LFS and the bits you speak of are called frags...

    I know what it feels like.. I didnt know what they were nor what a DSB was never mind sps, lps, etc...

    So read, read again, then read again... visit the LFS's but keep your wallet at home...:thumbup:
     
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    great tip so this way you wont impluse buy :thumbup:
     
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    when I go to the LFS I'm like ooooh:drool5: .. Hard not to start buying everything
     
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