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  1. aggies

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    Hi Guys

    I have always been a admirer of marine tanks and decided a few weeks back to start getting into it. started doing plenty research and reading infact that is still happening as i know nothing about keeping a marine tank:( so HELP will be much appreciated;).

    I obtained a tank over the weekend :):):) the dimensions are 2mX60X60. thought it would be better to just go big rather than wanting to upgrade at a later stage. at this point in time i just have the tank,sump, skimmer, pump, and uplifting pump.

    Will keep posting the progress of the tank.

    Question: How do i add pics to the thread?
     
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  3. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hello Aggie! A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA! Great to have your on-board! Thanks for joining MASA!
    Please tell us what you experience is w.r.t marines!

    Please read as much as you can! Please ask as many questions as possible!

    Good luck with your journey into marines!
     
  4. chikaboo

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    Hi aggies welcome to MASA - what part of the world are you from? Ask as many questions as possible we all here to help one another:) what size sump and what skimmer do you have? also the uplift (return) pump is rated at? What do you plan on keeping - fish only / corals / invertabrates ? Pictures are done with the "quick upload" at the bottom of this message box but you need to resize them first if too big - Anyway enjoy your stay and remember there are no stupid questions so dont feel shy!
     
  5. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome and enjoy
     
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    welcometomasa
     
  8. Thinus

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    Welcome and Enjoy :thumbup:
     
  9. Tony

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    Welcome Aggies to our family
     
  10. silver phanton

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm new to this website, I have kept lots of freshwater and my last setup was a marine tank (10 years ago college days)

    336L running only an undergravel filter with sea sand and stock from the Ispingo rock pools. Only regular water changes and no other treatement or filteration - Ran for a year till the glass broke.

    I am now living in gauteng and building a new tank.

    Please can some tell me were I can get about 2L of mud and som sand to seed my DSB
     
  11. aggies

    aggies Thread Starter

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    @ jacquesb - i have no marine experience but had a huge malawi collection until the tank burst:(, got rid of all the fish and equipment left over.


    @ chikaboo - i'm from Cape Town,
    my sump just a bit smaller than the tank,
    the specs of the skimmer and uplift pump will check and let u
    know as I dont know it off hand
    planning on keeping a bit of everything ie fish,corals,invertabrates

    pics uploaded

    Thanks all for the warm welcome :thumbup::thumbup:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. lanzo

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    WELCOME TO MASA

    your tank looks nice so far

    ask as many questions;)
     
  13. Warr7207

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    Welcome dude

    That is a nice tank and I see you have some decent hardware.

    You can have a really awesome reef with that tank
     
  14. crispin

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    hey aggies, welcome to the facinating world of marines tanks :) its great that your bath water tank burst (in the nicest possible way) now you can put some pretty fish in there :)

    a 2m tank is a great size, very versatile and open to lots of possibilities. You will have many many changes as you go along, but believe me the more you plan and know what you want to achieve the easier it will be to get there :)

    welcome to masa it really is a great place to learn:)
     
  15. crispin

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    Hello there Silver, i see you are also new and hijacking threads already :) hehe just teasing.

    but why not start a thread under your own name in the new members area so we can welcome you properly :)

    things have changed lots since undergravel and water changes, so we have the ability to keep the water cleaner and keep a greater variety of corrals. It would be great to share in your tank build as you go along :)
     
  16. Tobes

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    Welcome to MASA Aggies, hope you enjoy your stay with us. Nice size tank you got there. Do some planning on what you want to keep as this will determine the lights and flow needed for the tank. Read through my signature for some great beginner info.
    Good luck with your project and enjoy it ;)
     
  17. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
  18. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA aggies :)
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! That's got the making of an AWESOME TANK, Aggies!
     
  20. keyaam

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    Welcome aggies
     
  21. Lowflyer

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    Welcome, this has potential of note, good luck
     
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