Husband and Wife team new to marine

Discussion in 'New Members' started by gail_ricky, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. gail_ricky

    gail_ricky

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    Hi all

    My husband and I have just started planning our very very first marine tank. We are so excited and have been reading all the links that I can find ont he website and everything else. we bought a book by Micheal Paletta and wow what an amazing book. it has everything from setup tips to fish behaviour etc etc.

    We are looking at buying a secound hand tank from a friend that he has been keeping koi in for the post little while. The size of the tank is 1.5m X600 x600 that was originally designed to be a marine. I am wondering if there is any kind of negative risk from using a secound hand tank?

    I am so excited and can't wait to start being able to run my tank and then the end goal of course in 6 months time to put in my little fishies! :)
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    :welcometomasa2: to MASA - cool a team effort! Then again here at MASA we all part of a marine mad family! Ask as many questions as your'll like - remember there are no stupid questions - Also you will learn this hobby requires alot of patience - Only bad things happen quickly in marines - Now for your first question - as long as the tank is in good condition - no leaks - there should be no problem in getting that size tank!
     
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    Welcome aboard guys :)
     
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    HEYA, WELCOME HERE! ENJOY!:wave2:
     
  7. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Gail and Ricky.

    About the second hand tank, check with the current owner if he has ever used any copper based medications in the tank as copper can theoretically leach out of the silicone and be lethal to invertebrates. Sometimes you can see that the silicone has turned a light blue colour if copper medication has been used.

    Rory
     
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    Hi there and welcome , the tank you wanna buy is a excellent size,take it slow and give your water time to mature
     
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    Welcome!

    I know you guys are gonna love the hobby, about the second hand tank it's a great size and as previously said ther should be no contaminants of copper and so on. My only regret with second hand tanks is that they are almost always scratched and when you wanna relax and see your beautiful fishies then all you see is scratches (maybe it's just me:whistling:, I have a scratchnophobia:thumbup:). If you can get it at a good price go for it!!!
     
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    Hello and welcome to MASA. Have loads of fun as we all do
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
  13. gail_ricky

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    thanks for the great welcome and the advice on the tank. It is looking great we went ot see it this evening. we are collecting on thursday ngiht and then well have to start the equipment buying process, jsut waiting on quotes from three LFS.

    I read the thread on anenomes :( must say made me very sad i cant wait to have a Nemo.... but we will wait until the tank is perfect and I have researched the needs etc for anenomes as throughly as i can.

    We are going to be looking at reserving some live rock at the LFS tomorrow, I was wondering if anyone can offer advise on what to look for and how to know that it is good quality? I got told that i shoudl buy the ones that have the most green and blue on them?

    I am loving this so much and cant wait to be able to start our tank running and watch it evolve.. will take pics soon as it is looking like naything.
     
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    TO MASA!!!!
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Gail and Ricky! Great to have you on-board!

    Good luck with your first marine tank! It is REALLY an awesome hobby to have! VERY ADDICTIVE!

    Please have a read through the "Starting Marine Aquariums" thread in my signature!

    Also - please ask many questions BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING ELSE, that you can learn a LOT more. Knowledge and a HUGE AMOUNT of PATIENCE differentiates people who are successful in keeping marines - and those who give up traumatized!

    ALSO - PLEASE come and ask our opinions BEFORE you purchase ANYTHING at ANY Local Fish Store (LFS/Petshop). We can save you a LOT of money, as well as a LOT of heart-ache!

    Good luck! Enjoy - you are now at the RIGHT place! We accept all fellow reef-keepers and marine aquarists as family!
     
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    Welcome to MASA, hope u enjoy your stay with us.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!

    Ask, no matter how stupid the question seems!
     
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