my first marine tank

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  1. shane dewar

    shane dewar

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    hi every1 i finally convinced my dad to let me set up a 250litre marine tank, its been running for about a month and a half and i used natural sea water to fill it up.currently i have a dolphin canister filter and a 15gallon sump for filtration as well as a jebo skimmer rated for 300litres. my question is does anybody know a good dealer of marine fish in durban because every pet shop i go to are either way to expensive or dont sell marine fish

    thanks.
    i will try to post some pics of the tank soon
     
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  3. Annoying

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    Hey Shane and welcome to MASA! Can't wait for the pics, a canister filter can cause problems in the future with algae and stuff but it can be done as long as you clean the canister at least once a week. Great to see another high school kid on the forum:yeahdude:, getting lonely here with all the old guys:tt2:;)
     
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    shane dewar

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    im trying to upload pics but it keeps telling me the dimensions are to large is their any way to make them smaller
     
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    need to resize your photo's. What software do you have on your PC.
    Also, its better to first crop the pictures, then to resize it. It must be under 225kb in size.

    And Welcome here. (from one of the older guys :))
     
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    shane dewar

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    i think i managed to fix it:

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    Welcome to MASA, hope you enjoy it here with us. Resize using microsoft office picture manager.
     
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    First picture is a sergeant major damsel. Very aggressive.

    I like the rock anemones. Nice
     
  10. erle_vaughan

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    Hey Shane!!!

    Glad you joined MASA.
    The guys on here will gladly help you out with any advice you need.

    I have three convict tangs that you can have next time i empty my tank, which i should do before i go back to work.

    HAHAA he inherited it from me to help him get started.

    Later bud!
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
    What filtration do you have in your sump?
    I that all locally collected rock?
     
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    Nice one, also like the rock anemones.
     
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    Welcome Shane... Like the Blacktail!!! Are you in Toti?
     
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    ummmm there is an oke down the road from you in illovo that does just marine fish... maybe on friday after school i'll take you to some places in Durban as well.
     
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    masahello local is lekker:biggrin:
     
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    Lol, now i think we have 4 Shane's here:dft005: this could get complicated
     
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    Welcome! What lighting do you have? You should consider getting more LR and definately more coral, try and make the tank as "under the sea" as possible and it will help the overall look of the tank and maybe make the fish more comfortable...my opinion...still a noob, i am!
     
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