My 1.2m slice of the ocean.

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    Hi Guys and Girls.

    Quick back round before the pics start coming.

    I have been on MASA for around 4 years now ever since moving to JHB from KZN.

    My family had always kept fish tanks for ad long as I can recall.
    And I have been the first to take the brave decision to get into marine aquariums after stumbling on this forum.


    I had a 60cm cube that I had for around a year which I sold In December and regretted it ever since,

    With that said, I'm am now in the process of setting up the tank I always wanted, A 1.2m X 60cm X 60cm.
     
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    Sanding down some rust of the stand, get it repainted.
     
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    cool.bud now waiting for more pics
    where's pics of the aquariam
    all the best
    I am.in Durban u need any advice i am there for u bud
     
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    Thanks Mandarin. Appreciate that.
     
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    What paint are you planning on using to paint the frame?
     
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    Hammer rite should do it , don't you think
     
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    @mandrin hammer rite would do perfectly. The problem is that it will still pick up rust but only after longer time than what a normal paint job would. The most effective is to galvanise but that also eventually succumbs to salt water.
     
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    The stand was primered and painted when I bought it. It just had a bit of rust at the bottom that I painted with normal aerosol black from Game. I tried to get hammer rite but no luck.
     
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    Try builders warehouse.

    Do it right now and save hassles in the future
     
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    Thanks yusufp

    Will try them.
     
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    Painted the back glass black.
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    A current full tank pic.
     
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    Looks good
     
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    Thanks for the advise guys.
    I managed to get my hands on Hammer rite.

    So started painting the stand.Here a pic so far. 20160624_215444.jpg
    Will take the tank of the stand and complete the painting tomorrow.
     
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    Nice
     
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    A list of my equipment so far.

    1.Reef Octopus NW 150
    2.Auto Aqua ATU and a reef octopus ATU
    3. 2x 6000l Sicce flow puns with the wave controller.
    4. 2x Jager 300w heaters
    5. Sicce 2400l return pump.
    6. Bubble Magus filter sock and holder.
    7. Automatic feeder.
    8.Refactometer.
    9.TDS meter.
    10. AD RO unit.

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    Hi guys,
    Quick question, is it better to cycle the tank with or without substrate.

    Thanks
     
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    Cycle is about establishing a bacteria colony. With a place they can "host" on, like inside your live rock and your substrate.
     
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    Thanks Riaan

    Any ideas on what you would think the best substrate to get.
     

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