New member Ajay

Discussion in 'New Members' started by AjayH, 24 Nov 2009.

  1. AjayH

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    Good morning, im Ajay and interested in setting up a marine aquarium after owning a few tropical setups, just not sure where to start since it seems that it is expensive at the begining, is there a budget setup to start with or do you suggest that i save up and get a good set up.

    Also what would i need as a starting point.

    thanx
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
  4. FransSny

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    Welcome Ajay

    There is a LOT of info in the beginners section. But to put it short and sweet your equipment requirements will depend on your ultimate goal. What i mean is what do you want to keep in the long run (this will change over time)

    Basically you would need a tank (bigger IS better here), a skimmer, a sump with at least 3 chambers, some pumps for creating internal flow in the tank and a return pump from the sump to the tank. O yes and lighting (this would also depend on your setup)

    Tell us your ideas and we can help !
     
  5. crispin

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    hello Ajay,
    welcome to masa its great to hear that you wnat to start out on a amrine journey. Marines arent as expensive or difficult as so many people think, if you buy smart and take your time to learn what it is that you are doing then things are actually quite easy:)

    with regards to tank size, bigger is often better. larger water vollumes are easier to mainatine due to the stability they offer and its often best to learn on those tanks, but you can often get good seciond hand tanks on masa so have a look at the classifieds section for a bargain or two:)

    welcome to masa and happy postings:)
     
  6. chikaboo

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    Hi Ajay - Welcome to MASA and enjoy your stay here our big family and where abouts in this big universe are you? First of all do you have any idea's for your new journey into marines like tank size? We then can start to help you put some of our idea's to make this one the most rewarding thing you have done in life! Be warned though this hobby is very addictive but the pleasures are beyond your wildest dreams to have a little piece of ocean in your home!Also one of the golden rules is PATIENCE - have plenty of this and you wont be sorry
     
  7. mnd123

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    Welcome Ajay
     
  8. AjayH

    AjayH Thread Starter

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    Thanx for all your help and advice, i have been through the classifieds, not to much for sale in the jhb area, i was thinking of buying a complete second hand setup just to learn and then buy something thats going to be with me for a long time.
     
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    Good luck with this amazingly rewarding hobby and welcome to MASA!
     
  10. crispin

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    i asked that question on my very first post....heres a good read through...

    A new tank to start or an established system - New Members
     
  11. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
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    A very warm welcome to MASA, Ajay! Great to have you on-board!
     
  13. clinton stanford

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    :thumbup:welcome to MASA Ajay!!:thumbup:
     
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    the keyword to any newbie is PATIENCE , u are in gud hands here ajay , listen to guys on the forum and u'l go a long way and ul save precious $$$$
     
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    Welcome. I am sure that you will learn as much as I have from this forum
     
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    Hello Ajay

    My opinion, the perfect size tank for a new to marines person to start off with is around 500L display tank

    Reason
    • A lot more stable water parameters in a bigger system than in small (Nano) systems. There for a lot more forgiving while you are still learning the ropes.
    • Above 500L the equiptment just becomes to expensive, like those mathematical curves we hated at school.
    • Water changes for 500L is 2 drums, that you can carry one time. Bigger tanks, have to do everything double.
    • Enough space inside tank for mostly all fish types.
    Smaller at 200 to 250L is also OK, but you have to be more aware of water parameter changes. A lot more strict husbandry schedule.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA Ajay :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
  20. Annoying

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    Welcome to masa, The best would be to take it slow buy a thing when you can afford it and over time you will have everything you need...
     
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