New member looking to start what looks like awesome hobby

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  1. hentie

    hentie

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    Hi All,

    Joined a couple of minutes ago.

    Been reading up on what looks like an awesome hobby/addiction?

    Need some advice before I go and buy my first tank.

    I live in Joburg - where do you guys suggest I go to to buy my first tank (wanting to buy a plug and play setup - not one for DIY)?

    I am looking at a medium size tank, approx. 230L.

    Not sure if I can name fish stores on the site, visited one in Centurion today and they seemed knowledgeable.

    Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. Dexter

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    I am not sure were in jhb you stay but most petshops sell all in one setups. Look on this forum in the for sale section, im sure there a few tanks that will interist you.
     
  4. madmatt

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    I have a 102L all in one nano for sale.
     
  5. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to masa.

    Depends what you want, the Redsea systems look great, but are crazy expensive. There are also a few other options like innovative marine.
     
  6. hentie

    hentie Thread Starter

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    Thanks madmatt, looking for something bigger than nano, otherwise will have to upgrade later, unfortunately not unlimited funds!
     
  7. hentie

    hentie Thread Starter

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    Hi Taahir,

    Yes, saw some of those advertised for approx. R30k, bit much for my budget.

    You know of good LFS in Gauteng?
     
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    Hi bud

    Look at my sale thread have a rsm250 complete

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  9. Toolboysa

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    Something like Red Sea Max 130/250 can be a great start, as they are all in one systems, but they have been around for so long that people have found millions of ways to modify them

    So you can go from standard plug n play to a DIY upgrade quite easily
     
  10. hentie

    hentie Thread Starter

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    Thanks for allthe advice guys!

    Looking to start my aquarium from scratch yusufp, just not build it
     
  11. EFJ

    EFJ MASA Contributor

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    masahello

    Click on the forum tab on the top. Then it will take you to all the sections where you will find the Sponsors (LFS) and the For Sale section. Brows through there as there is some nice set-ups up for sale.
     
  12. martinhal

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    Welkom to the hobby.

    Personally a tank between 250 to 400 l is a good starting point.
     
  13. Leighlan.com

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    Welcome under the sea!! lol very addictive hobby ths but you going to love it.

    My advise seek a nice running system for sale youll get serious value for money.
     
  14. hentie

    hentie Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Been doing some research, please let me know what you think of below specs (also what I might be missing or what might not be necessary):

    Tank - 90x50x50
    Sump - 90x40x40
    Skimmer - Reef Octo NW 110
    Return pump - Sicce Syncra
    Odessa T5 light unit
    Flow pump - Sicce stream

    I know that above is only the hardware - sand rock etc I will get later

    Was hoping for your opinion on hardware

    Thanks
     
  15. Dizi

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    You might also consider
    Powerheads
    Test kits
    Ro/Di unit
    Salt
    Heaters
    Lights
     
  16. EFJ

    EFJ MASA Contributor

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    As per @Dizi list RO/Di unit will be a good buy and obviously heaters, test kits etc.
     
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