I am LOVING marines

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  1. crispin

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    Yeah i am finding marines incredibly rewarding, mind blowingly complicated and eye wateringly expensive

    BUT THANK GOD FOR BATH WATER! makes me feel i can look after something and KNOW whats going on!:)
     
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    Hehe, it is a bloody struggle to start with but it does get easier as you go on (well, a little easier anyway):)
     
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    so easy u just leave the tank in the garage and breed dogs????


    hehe sorry below the belt, but couldnt resist, do u think i will have my second tank up before you get yours going again???

    wanna have a race?
     
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    I'm close to finishing it, but as i just got made redundant it might be tricky, but if i can get a job by the end of May i'm in, the redundancy pay will be enough to finish, so fingers crossed chaps.
     
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    man UK sounds tough at the moment...want niel harris also made redundant...

    i am driving my dads stuffed 4x4 at the mo. i know its stuffed....i am the one who took it through northern mozambique with a chainsaw to make bridges.

    but that saves me r2500 or so a month on HP to a bank....that finances my build...so i happily swear at taxis and use the bull bar:)
     
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    There are plenty of jobs about, but i want to find the right one.


    sounds like you 4 x 4 will be "well used" by the time you get rid of it:)
     
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    weeman you better believe it....but here they dont do road rage with golf clubs so i am behaving at the mo.

    what is it that you do anyway?
     
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    have i missed 40 photos of your tanks being redone or are you holding out on us????????
     
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    Drink beer and talk shit on this site:lol::lol:
     
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    Nope nothing built yet, but i need to put a new roof on part of the house, all the kit just need putting together, i have;-

    6 x 2 x 2 tank
    5 x 2 x 18 sump
    Deltec AP850 skimmer
    about 80kgs of live rock
    3 x tunze 6080's
    2 x tunze 6060's
    Deltec FR509

    a shed load of odds and sods, i just need the roof and a frame which will cost less that £1,000 easy peasy.:)
     
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    he is redundant alfie, has time on his hands AND THE COUCH IS DRY:) so he set up a wireless system at home, posts from his laptop with 4 puppies running loose round his feet.
     
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    great to know its comming together.....if i go to italy in july its via UK....and yes I will hunt you down:)
     
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    Have you been spying on me?:razz:
     
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    How does someone afford 80KG's Live rock off the starting bat? Its like R135 per KG. That = R10800!!!
     
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    Wee-Man I don't know what those Tunze's look like. Cant find them in my catalogue either. Are they streams?
     
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    i know you are spying on me, but it's 7 pups not 4;)

    you had better - i have friends in Italy if you don't:nono: Capiche?:nopity:


    i live near Gatwick, but could make Heathrow just let me know when;)
     
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    storm i have 130kg odd, but got it second hand from a break down tank, you can get it for R50-R80 if you hunt around.

    but yes i spend R5000 off the bat on LR alone. I basically see my skimmer and LR and the primary methods of filtration.....dont want to skimp on either!:)
     
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    Good Grief i can put that down on a deposit for a car. bleh. Ild expect maby 15KG Max for most starter people like me :) 80KG is like my years salary...
     
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    Build your base with egg crate and due your rock work around that.
     
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    No i didn't buy that all in one go, i have been filling the sump, running the skimmer and reactor to mature the rock.

    They are streams, hang on i will see if i can get a pic, or link
     

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