I want to be a Reefer

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  1. yusufp

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    Good day

    I have kept some freshwater fish a few years back and always had an eye on a reef setup. I do know that freshwater and marine is worlds apart

    I have come across a great deal for a beginner tank, and would like some advice please
    the tank is as follows:
    Harware
    - 1m long holding 250 l
    with sump.
    - 2 x t5s (replace with leds eventually)
    - bio beads, filter media, deep sand bed, live rock
    - overflow box
    - protien skimmer
    - Return pump
    - wave maker
    - 2 x heaters
    - thermometer
    - +- 30 kg of live rock in the display and sump.
    - lots of live sand

    Livestock
    - 2 x clown fish
    - 1 × snowflake eel (Plan to sell and replace with other fish after a few months)
    - 2 types of pollops doing very well
    - 2 x mushrooms
    - 2 x soft coral

    it is a mature tank 4 years old, with live rock, sand and deep sand bed in sump.

    The tank is approximately 30 to 40 min drive from my place.

    Can you please assist with the setup and beginner tips especially moving the tank and other information that you think is necessary. \\My other concern is load shedding, thank god it has not happened yet but what do you do in that case? run an battery operated airpump?

    all assistance is appreciated
     
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    yusufp

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    Another thing that came to mind is water. We currently use a borehole and i dont think i should use that water. Instead need RO water, wheres the best place to get RO water in the Rosebank area?
     
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    Hi

    Welcome to the world of marine aquariums!

    I have been in the hobby for 10 years now.

    I have learned one important lesson: Marine aquariums is not about keeping fish or corals .

    It is about keeping water ! You need to find a way to" keep" water in the most convenient sustainable way possible.

    It is therefore the best to invest in your own R.O system to enable you to " make " your own water .

    Good luck !
     
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    Hi and welcome. I agree with herman2016, I've been in the hobby for 9 years and having good water your fish and corals will thrive. Dosing and good hardware will help keep good quality water.
    Good luck with your tank and don't be shy to ask for help
     
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    To be a reefer...one needs a wrasse
     
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    Didn't even had too look at the name, when I saw this post! Knew it was "Wrasse Man"
     
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    yusufp

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    Thanks everyone.

    Do you think if i should gonfor the 250l or an 80l i was offered. I know with aquariums the bigger and more stable
     
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    Id go 250. More space for the fish
     

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