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  1. nicky

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    hi, my name is nicky and I would really like to get myself a boyu tank.. I would like to start out small and take it from there. Is the 37l a good place to start and am I making the right choice in tank does anyone have one for sale (i am in the Pretoria region)??
     
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    It's not a good idea try getting parts for them if a pump or something pack up had to do a mod on my Boyu tl450 to replace the pump about a year ago and gave it to @the fish two months ago and yesterday we had to modify a pump again because no one have stock.And because the pump is used to run your filter and protein skimmer it also runs the water past your heater it's pretty dam important.

    Secondly the bigger you go the more stable your system will be.I will rather buy a normal 60 L Daro tank let them build a CTC on it for you and let them build you a sump filter.
     
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    If you want to start small..........
     
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    I started with a boyu and i regretted it. They are way overpriced ( i bought a second hand 1000litre tank for the same price as my boyu.) . Also the lights are bad so you can only keep a select few corals. Check out the for sale thread and see what you can get for your budget. Welcome and good luck!
     
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    I have a tank standing at my parents in law in pta waverley. Its a 300l tank, with a sump in a wooden cabinet, it comes with 4xT5 light unit and an extra ballast if you want to add more light (4 should be fine for most corals). You can have it for R800... I'm not able to take pics because I stay in joburg. But if you in the area, let me know if you want to have a look, and I can aarnge a meeting for you.

    Neil
     
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    Welcome. As a starter look for something around 200-400L as its still cheap to maintain. Consider the above tank then you can ask us questions
     
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    thats why i waited and waited till i gt a next to new one for half price :lol: i surely wont pay full price
     
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    @NeilSmit just give me a few minutes to decide on that setup
     
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