New MASA Member

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  1. TheresaC

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    Hi there,

    I am the lucky owner of a brand new marine aquarium. I waited more than a month for my custom built cube - 150 litre and about 30 litre sump.

    This is all new to me but I am patient and very enthusiastic about having my own little marine reef.

    I have found a lot of very usefull tips on MASA so far. Thanks for the help everybody. It's nice to join you.

    See attached pictures of my aquarium.

    :thumbup:

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    RiaanP Moderator

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    Hello and welcome Theresa.
     
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    Hi Theresa, Welcome to MASA!
    Glad to have another female join :thumbup:
    How about a picture of your engine room aka sump?
    Do you have any ideas of what you want to keep?
     
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    Welcome!
    Nice tank you got there... Should make a stunning marine tank!
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
    What is your plans with the tank? ie: corals and fish.
     
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    Welcome, tank looks nice :)
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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  13. TheresaC

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    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks for the warm welcomes received...

    Here is may aquarium one day later as well as a picture of the sump.

    Currently it has 10kg's live rock as well as 9 kg's base rock. This morning when I woke up it was crystal clear - seems the skimmer is doing it's job...

    Chat to you later...

    :yeahdude:

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  14. TheresaC

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    Everything going according to plan... So far...

    I added in total 10 kg Live rock and 9 kg base rock. I think it looks good...
    Tested my salinity today - itis a perfect 1.025... Got it right the first time at least.

    Now we wait patiently before adding live stock. Can't wait!!!:thumbup:

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    Just check that you can run your magnet cleaner t the rocks. Especially on the right, that rock looks close to the glass.
     
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    Thanks R... Will do that tonight...;)
     
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    Update on my Progress...

    Hi Everybody

    I am so happy with the progress on my aquarium. With the help of the guys @ Idol Marine I am up and running and slowly but surely getting there... I decided on a NP Reactor with bio balls instead of bio blocks or a deep sand bed. It makes sense as I want to add SPS once everything settles. I haven't had any major problems since starting, my Nitrates have been at 25 since I started and no matter how many water changes I do it's still won't go down - even with the NP reactor running smoothly.

    I have to say thanks to my brother, Philip Cloete for helping me. He has surely given me good advice since the day I started. At least he's been in the game a lot longer than I have.


    Here are some pics I took last night. The LPS's are growing so fast, except for the open brains - I have to be more patient with them. Fish are eating and they are happy.

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    masahellosystem looks beautiful.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, it looks great.:thumbup:
     
  21. TheresaC

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    More pics...

    Two more pics...

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