New girl on the block.

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  1. Raccoon

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    Hello all, I'm new to the hobby and forums. I'm starting a marine tank with close and careful guidance from my boyfriend. I have a Juwel vision which I am going to be converting into a butterfly and angel fish only tank. He will be keeping corals and I will keep the fish!
    I am going to be using a hang on skimmer and a canister filter for charcoal and phosphate removal.
    As my user name suggests I love raccoon butterfly's and I will be collecting my Pakistan butterfly tomorrow :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA! Don't be shy to post a few pics :thumbup:
     
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    :welcometomasa2: another woman joining:slayer:
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Do you have a few pics to show?
     
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    Welcome. Good to see another fish lover. Butterflies > corals.
     
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    :welcome: nice to see another person who lives up the hill join the forum ;)
     
  12. Raccoon

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    Thanks guys. I am really excited about this new hobby and just can't stop staring at the tank. I do have a few photos I would like to post to show you all what I'm planning on doing - just have to figure out how to do it, and where to post them :022:

    I finally got my Pakistan Butterflyfish today, so Im smiling from ear to ear. He is by far the most beautiful specimen I have ever wanted.
    I also sold my fresh water fish today, and have drained the Juwel tank that will be converted to marine and will eventually be the new home for all my butterflyfish.

    If anyone has any hints or tips they would like to share with me, I would really appreciate it
     
  13. Wesd

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    where are you keeping the flies in the mean time? As for posting pics start yourself a tank thread and post the pics there, all you have to do to upload the pics is click the paper clip (on the reply box at the bottom of the thread) and it will give the option to browse and upload, once they have uploaded close that window and click the paper clip again and attach the pics (hope this makes sense and helps) :)
     
  14. Lord_Blackadder

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    Where did you get the pakistani? I've been looking for one for about 6 months and the LFS haven't been importing any flies (or at least the good species).
     
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  16. Raccoon

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    @Lord_Blackadder - I bought my Pakistan butterflyfish from Something Exotic (ex Dragonfire) in Hillcrest. On Saturday they still had another two larger one's left. Go and have a look, they are beautiful species.
    @Wesd - Thanks for the help. I have taken a pic using the iPad, which doesn't do it any justice, hopefully it loads. I will take some nice pics and upload via the pc on a new thread

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    its a pleasure :) fantastic little speciman, hope it does well :thumbups:
     
  18. Raccoon

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    I have just posted some pics with subject "Raccoons Butterfly tank" - These pics are mainly of my fish, and more pics of my tank will follow - I just need to get some gravel first :)
     
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    very nice looking fish racoon girl i also love the black clowns and specialy the one with the orange face.. What other live stock do you have
     
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    @ Fraser w - In my butterfly fish tank I have 2 raccoon's, 1 vagabond (other one is currently in the sump, which I have been battling to get out), and a Pakistan. I still want to get a few other fish, eg an emperor :)
    In my daughter's cube ( which is where my Butterflies were, there is a regal tang, a convict surgeon, 2 damsels, and a brown surgeon and of course the Australian Percula's (not sure of spelling)
     
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