Howzit from Kiwi Land

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Volkster, 23 Mar 2012.

  1. Volkster

    Volkster

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    Firstly I'll start off by saying I miss SA!

    Great to see so many Reefers involved in here :thumbup:

    A little about me: I've been in New Zealand (Auckland) for 12 years and started up "reefing" about 5 years ago. My wife is from Cape Town and we now have 2 little rugrats (boys) 2 1/2 & 1...and both born here in NZ. Will bring them up as Bokka fans :yeahdude:

    I'm from Durban, Warner Beach (go the Sharks) and grew up in Ixopo till I left shore for NZ in 2000...NZ has become home but I so miss SA, the culture, wild-life and the WEATHER :blush:


    Now back to the hobby: I started off with a small 200l tank which I had for a little over to years -
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    I upgraded a year ago to a 650L :thumbup: and with a little DIY LED rig:

    Specs:
    Display Tank: 150cm(L) x 70cm(W) x 55cm(H)
    Front glass is Starfire, sides are UltraClear (better and clearer than starfire :)) rear is tinted.
    Sump: 102cm(L) x 52cm(W) x 38cm(H)
    Estimate Tank Volume: ~650 Litre (170G)
    Gear:
    Skimmer: Deltec AP701
    Flow Pumps: 2 x Vortech MP40WES & WaveySea Plus
    Lighting: DIY LED Fixture
    Return Pump: Poseidon PS4 External Pump (VERY quiet)
    Top-Off: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155
    ZEOvit Reactor
    KZ CO2 Calcium Reactor S
    Aqua Logic Temperature Controller

    Here she is

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    Video:



    Hope to get to know you all soon...
     
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  3. RFSwanepoel

    RFSwanepoel

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    Welcome to MASA

    Someone please nominate this guy for a TOTM...
     
  4. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Hello there Volkster

    Nice upgrade...
     
  5. Express Reef

    Express Reef

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    :thumbup:

    welcometomasa
     
  6. blackghostknife

    blackghostknife

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    Welcome Volkster

    Really good looking Tank!!!

    Could you post some Pics on the engine room? (your Sump) :thumbup:
     
  7. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lovley, welcome and awsome system....
     
  9. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome! and great build and video
     
  10. Irma

    Irma

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    Welcome! Love the scaping!
    I grew up in Auckland. I do remember quite a bit. We stayed in Mount Roskill Rd. My dad worked for Air New Zealand as a carpenter but all our family stayed here in South Africa so we moved here.
     
  11. erratiC

    erratiC

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    Welcome @Volkster, good to have you here.

    Beautiful tank there... and yes, pics of your sump would be nice :)

    welcometomasa
     
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  12. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt

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    Welcome to MASA...nice system got loads of potential there for an awesome system! :)
     
  13. Keanan

    Keanan 2time

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    Hi and welcome to MASA.
    You have a beautiful tank there.
     
  14. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Welcome & fantatsic looking set up you got there - dig the LED lights
     
  15. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    :welcome6:

    Awesome tank you got there - well done ;)
     
  16. zayd

    zayd

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    Welcome. That's an awesome setup.
     
  17. Nism0

    Nism0

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    Welcome!! Thats a very good looking tank for a newbie :tt2:

    The weather here has been great lately....as usual...just saying. :whistling:
     
  18. Volkster

    Volkster Thread Starter

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    Thanks fot the Welcomes :thumbup: and the koodoes on the tank :blush:

    I'll start a thread soon and will post my tanks journal to date with lotsa build pics on the LED Fixture :yeahdude:
     
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