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    mornewil Morne

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    Hi guys. Hope i can get some assistance. Im starting my 1st marine tank soon. And require all the help i can get. Thanks
     
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    Welcome to MASA. tell us what you have planned and what you want to keep
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
    Sure youll gt all the help you need here.
    THere some excellent articles under the beginners section.
    What size/sort of tank are you planning?
     
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    Welcome man! Where is retreat?
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA

    In Cape Town.
     
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    Ok. So i got few components & still busy getting hardware to get up & running.

    1500x800x700 tank
    1200x450x450 sump
    Reeftek TS2 skimmer
    2x Sunsun duo powerheads
    Return pump & heater

    So i want to start with LR & fish only until i get the hang of it & expand further with corrals at a later stage.

    So ya all help i can get. Very new to marines. Did some research but not so much.
    So all the advice i can get would be appreciated.
     
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    Big tank, small skimmer.....
     
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    Welcome to MASA.....:thumbup:
    Don't worry there is an overload of information here...
     
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    Ya i was told its a 750L skimmer & would suffice.
    Would u beg to differ? pls i dont know much bout these things.
     
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    Well the golden rule of thumb is to get a skimmer with a rating twice the size of your tank... But if u dont stock it too heavily u can get away with it ;)
     
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    ok cool then. ya that is my plan just to start off slowly & expand in future once i become a pro lol
     
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    Welcome to the broke side... :biggrin:
     
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    lol. ya the most expensive hobby i ever got into. Anyway...

    So i got some 28W T5 fittings at work. How much of these fittings will cover my tank?
    Any suggestions pls
     
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    Welcome to MASA, before you go any further, I suggest you read the link below on starting a marine tank. Lots of info on how to cycle a tank, nitrogen cycle, lights, etc
     
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    Lots of work to be done

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    Guys I need some advice on lighting. Just starting off with live rock & fish for now maybe some soft corals aswell
     
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