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  1. Marc Pillay

    Marc Pillay

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    Hi Everyone

    I'm setting up a new Aquarium. Will appreciate all the tips and help I can get as I'm new to the hobby.
     
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  3. brentnorm

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    Welcome to MASA. Hope you enjoy it here. What are you planning on setting up? Tank size etc.
     
  4. Marc Pillay

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    Marc

    Thanks
    Tank size is 300 liter
    I would like to setup a reef tank.
     
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    wats the dimentions,what do you have and what do you still need,do you have any pics to show
     
  6. Marc Pillay

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    The tank is a triangle. 740mm x 740mm x 1050mm. Height is 700mm.
     
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    So its a corner tank those can look really good!
    ps. Welcome to MASA
     
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  9. DubKorps

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    dude, wen you see the word title ontop of a reply post, dnt put "MR" its actualy a title for your reply :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Can u tell me how to load pics ?
     
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    Welcome to the reefing world. Just a precautionary note, patience is key to any successful reef tanks. So do take time to do as much research possible, for the sake of the reef inhabitants as well as your own wallet...

    I post picks through Photobucket...
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:

    You can upload via Image Uploader(bottom R of reply box)...but then you might have to resize.....
    or open a Album...no need to resize....click on you'r you'r Username...top R of screen and create Album...green square is what you click to load pic's...

    When you say you are new to the Hobby...how new is new...? ask and we'll steer you in the right direction...
     
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    :welcomewave: to MASA!

    Some tips that I picked up while stalking the forums is:
    1. If you are feeding frozen food to fish, first rinse it out in RO water. This will prevent the watery gunk that the food is frozen in from going into your tank, it contains phosphates which will cause Green Hair Algae (GHA) to grow like crazy.

    2. Never feed frozen food, always make sure that it is thawed out.

    3. No nennies in a new tank.

    4. Don't place live rock on the substrate. Make sure that there is as few LR on the substrate as possible.

    Good luck! Looking forward to seeing pics of the tank!
     
  14. Marc Pillay

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    I only managed to get my salinity levels right today after about 5 visits to the pet store so will appreciate all the help I can get. Don't know when to put in live rock. Don't know what testers to get. Thanks
     
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    Welcome

    Salinity can be corrected by either topping up with RO or NSW / mixed salt. So if it is high use RO and if low use NSW / mixed salt.

    Test kits: alk and cal are key.

    Let your tank cycle for a min of 6 weeks, but longer is better IMO. You can cycle faster by adding certain products but I did not do that so cannot comment. My cycle was 3 months.

    Cycle with LR, no lights.

    Most importantly qt everything that goes into the main DT. Qt for a month. This will hopefully save you loads of money and sleepless nights not having to worry about your fishes health, pests that destroy your coral or aiptasia that will make you see red every time you see a new one.

    Do what you can to take it slow, it's a great hobby but realize that you are in it for the long run then you will sit back and move slowly.

    Oh and another thing, if you want to have a relatively easy system to maintain then you need to be very selective with your stock selection. A 300 lt system is not going to cope with 18 fish. I recommend looking into fish that don't grow big, and limit the number you add. Some fish live a very long time in captivity so plan carefully.

    If you get a skimmer, get the best fit for your tank with a rating of 450 to 600 lts.

    Best option would be to find a local reefer who has been in the hobby a long time to help you.

    Ok that's all I got this morning.
     
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    hi and welcome to MASA. hope you enjoy your stay here with us:thumbup:
     
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    welcome to Masa MR Pillay a wordd from me be please go buy
    So Live Rock tomorrow as this is important to start an cycle a new tank
    Its The main filtration, for your 300 LTank u shold get about 30 kg
    LR asap .......PutLive rock in an let in cycle an start testing about every
    Week Be patient dont rush pm me if u need any advise
    Good Luck
     
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    welcome dude. You need to start reading the beginner threads on cycling a tank. What equipment do you have? You have to take it very slow as its likely you will need to make changes to your system unless you had good advice from the start and unfortunately not many pet shops know what they are doing when it comes to marine tanks.
     
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    yeah dude yo see that everywhere. On gumtree I was like who is selling a MR? haha
     
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