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  1. vzyla

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    Hi everyone

    I live in Secunda in Mpumalanga. Started with a Nano reef a year ago, upgraded to a FO Predator tank December and just bought a 5ft tank for a reef setuf.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Vzyla, great to have you here:thumbup:

    Firstly we would love pics of the current tanks :D
    Then what have you got in mind for the Reef setup in terms of lighting, skimming, filtration, flow etc and we would love pics of that as well even if it is only and empty tank :D:D

    Once again welcome and I hope you enjoy the forum:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA Vzyla, sounds like you got the bug quite bad:thumbup:
     
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    welcometomasa :party:
     
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    A very WARM welcome to MASA, Vzyla! I am so glad that you found us! Please share more info by uploading some pics for us to oogle at ;-) That's the only way we can really share your experiences.
     
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    Thank for the warm welcome everyone!

    I have never actually taken photos of any of the tanks. Will try. I wiil try uploading photos of the new setup!

    Did you hear about the Expo 4&5 March?Has anyone visited something like this in the past?
    Ive put my Credit card on standby for this occasion.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, pics are almost a must on this site:) gr8 to have you along.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    welcome:) always nice to see people going up and up:)

    pics please (hell i sound like a pic hungry mod, spending too much time here!)
     
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    Kanga, so far i am planning the following:
    Skimmer = ts2
    Filtration = sump with live rock and "bucket DSB" (Still wondering about this one)
    Lights = want to start with 4 80Watt T5's
    When it comes to flow, i still have a lot of questions.
     
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    Welcome vzyla.

    You got the right type of equipment on your list.

    Flow - you need powerheads, I have had no problems with my Seio M1100. I run 4 on my 550L tank. Great flow, and no Cyno Bacteria.
     
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    Welcome Vzyla :)
     
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    Thanks Warr
    Would 3 be enough for a 300l? What about the flow through the sump?

    Also where i stay if you ask a dealer for a T5 Balast they tell you "sure, we sell them a lot", he then dissapear and comes back with a T8 or something. Any other way of explaining to them what i'm looking for?:whistling:
     
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    Great Skimmer:thumbup:
    Just a DSB would be great too:)
    Lights sound good start with 2 x 10 000k and 2 x actinic, there are some nice cheap units out at the moment I will try and find the name

    Flow- Warr is right the Seio's are great bang for the buck 3 x M1100 would be fine in 300L I think that would be 13200L p/h if I remember correctly. Might even be a bit much depending on your substrate. Fine substrate could be blown about.
     
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    Bucket tank glass all would work, glass would be my choice though
     
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    I agree, then i also kill 2 flies with one stroke. That is that everything is together and more organized.
     
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    As for the ballasts go to a lighting or eletrical wholesaler, it where the LFS would be buying it in any event
     
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    Skimmer for new setup
     
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    OK, please shout if i did the photo thing wrong, If not the rest will follow.
     
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