New and hoping to learn lots!

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  1. Facey

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    Just wanna say hi to all! :wave2:
    I am sooo excited I came across this site!

    Hope to learn more on Freshwater tanks....

    WARNING:
    I have got my tank for 3 years now, started with baby parrots, silver dollars, catfish, pintail sharks, eal, Plec and two kissing gouramis. Never had one problem!

    They grew, got so big and became like kids in my house. I bought a valcanic rock at a shop (so tempted to tell where - as the dude had such a bad attitude when I told him) cause my two Parrots where making a nest. Two weeks later my 2 Parrots, Plec and One Pintail Shark died. I was devastated! I took out the rock as that was the only difference in my tank for three years. I went back being very nice about it and got the worst response after I told him just to stop selling these rocks before more heartache!

    Then I thought maybe it wasn't the rock. I took the rock and put it in my pond yesterday ... and today all my goldfish is dead!

    I don't understand it as I had it in Boiling water etc.... I will be getting rid of this Stupid Volcanic rock! Now nothing is the same, the water get dirty quicker and the No3 test high the whole time and it looks like there is something growing on the glass! How can I get everything back to normal?

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  3. vatso

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    Hi Facey welcome

    you might notice the title says marine - the site is dedicated to salt water things - there is a sister bath water site not sure the address
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  5. xtreme

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    hahaha vatso

    Yes marine here, and by the way parrots can not breed they are sterile
    The bath water site I think is freshwateraquariumsa not sure.
     
  6. Facey

    Facey Thread Starter

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    Sorry man ... blond moment there! Only realised it after I registered (Oh and thanx for making me feel welcome) :) I will definitely refer my Marine friends here!

    Also not all Parrots are sterile.. But most males yes! They do breed but it is rare!

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    Hi there Welcome to MASA .... Maybe you should leave these bathwater fish and come over to the dark .... The sister site you looking fo is TASA - Tropical Aquariums of South Africa ... But dont stay there ...... Come over back here....
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome bro, come stay by us.. we have beer and chicks here...
     
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  10. Facey

    Facey Thread Starter

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    Found TASA thanks!

    I don't drink beer and... I am a Chick so....I'll think about it! :)

    May I ask why bathwater?
     
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    Once you go salt water you will understand the whole bath water thing.
     
  12. xtreme

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    lol Facey
    you don't bath in saltwater?
     
  13. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    um we have wine and cheese :)

    bathwater = freshwater..
     
  14. Facey

    Facey Thread Starter

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    Ok ok ... I just do the whole bubble bath thing - which will instantly kill my fish, but I get it!

    Cheese and wine sounds good! I must say I do get a better response this side!
    Probable more expensive to get a saltwater tank going!!!
     
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    Facey we a fun bunch of farts :) There is nothing like saltwater - how many people do you know who dive in dams to look at the fish & weeds?

    :)
     
  16. Facey

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    We do it all the time... specially here in Gauteng! :lol:
    No I must tell you I never pass a marine tank without staring! It is amazing!
     
  17. PeterL

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    welcome to MASA, you know, there is a bit of a misconception that marines need to be expensive. Sure, it costs more than bathwater, but so much more rewarding...in saying that, there is no stopping you starting out with a smaller tank and later on when you have learned a great deal about how marine life 'works', you can advance to suit your own finances and desires in marines. Why think of spending R10K which is off putting to a new comer to the hobby when you can assemble a smaller reef aquarium in a managable budget?? I say R10K because it is every new comers first idea of how expensive it is, it isn't as costly s first thought...Anything is achievable with the aid of all of us on MASA...
     
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    welcome to MASA!:thumbup:
     
  19. Boegie

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    Welcome and hope you convert.
     
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