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  1. Mugabe

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    Hey guys.

    Im from East London. Ive just set up my new 1.2 tank and a friend refereed me here. He said you are a helpful bunch and just browsing the forums I can see what an incredible wealth of knowledge is held here. Its a gem of site. I hope in time to make some useful contribution along the way.

    Peace :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA Mugabe .... your first name wouldn't be Robert ..... Enjoy your stay here and plz tell us more specs on your setup .... Oh and we are picture hogs .... so load em up
     
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    Oh no... first Zimbabwe now MASA... God hates me
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Welcome to Masa. Please read the link in my signature on starting a marine tank, great info and a nice read.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    MUGABE? mmm i think i may know you or do i? :) Welcome hope you enjoy the site..
     
  12. clinton stanford

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    hey hey nice to see you on MASA!;) welcome dude!
    i saw your tank pics on Facebook,its looking great!:)
     
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    Welcome - always wanted to shoot Mugabe, looks like now is my chance.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thought it was you cowboy.. resistance is futile !!! do you still need band security? im keen :)
     
  15. Mugabe

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    haha howzit chaps, Im not related to uncle bob or here to steal your land. I promise! :)

    Les & Clint!! So this is where you guys lurk when you not fiddling in your tanks! Happy to see some more local boys here.

    Here are some pics (cellphone pics, not the best quality & ) of my set up as it looked on Sunday after filling. Its a 2nd hand tank. I have stripped down the old silicone and resealed it. TWICE! I modified the old wet dry sump to make space for a DSB. I had a tank about 5 years ago, I cant believe how the hobby has changed. I like it though. There have been some great improvements. There is nothing worse than taking something beautiful out the oceon to have it die in a tank. Breaks my heart. So Im all for preservation and responsible hobbying.

    I still have to do the rockscaping, pumps and lighting ect (I had just filled the water so excuse the mess around the sumps ect) but Im getting there. Any crits or advice will be greatly appreciated.

    The tank size is 1200m x 500 x 500
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    nice dude! are you going to keep corals? or just fish?
     
  17. Mugabe

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    Both. I love the reef set up.

    I was told that I cant get Sandstone from reef or use local live rock. I have to buy everything from the pet shops! Is this true?
     
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    pm me your number.;)
     
  19. leslie hempel

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    Dyl

    if you are patient you could collect rock locally to use as base rock (as long as its for your own use and not for resale) the better place i find to get it is at nahoon corner and i weather this to become base rock..

    i then buy some LR or go collect one or 2 pieces from the Kei to seed my dead rock..

    adding supplements such as magnesuim , calcuim and a buffer will help make sure that corraline can uitalise these and grow quickly..

    be sure to put rock with coraline on into the tank as it needs to be introduced it will not grow on its own..

    im sure i can hook you up with a xenia frag or 2 so give ne a shout when you ready...

    the biorock route is more expensive but probably better in terms of saving time..

    im here to help if you need it bud...
     
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    Honest gabe why dont you rotate that skimmer around 180 so the pump is near the outlet from your overflow so as to pull stuff out as it comes down. Putting it the other side isnt as efficient..
     
  21. Mugabe

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    Thanks Les. U da man.

    Good idea ninja, shot ill give that a try.
     
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