New member,time to up my game.....

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  1. Falcon

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    Hey guys how you all doing...i'm from vereeniging.

    Got my tank for over two years now

    but i think i did not have enough knowledge at the time and most of my stuff seems to die so i thought i'd start here as i've seen alot of good help here with regards to reefing in south africa..will update my tank specs soon...probably tommorow lol when i have my log book in hand as right now i'm at work..
     
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  3. jacquesb

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    Howzit Falcon! A very WARM welcome to MASA (I think I already welcomed you, but no probs ;-)

    Yeah - please supply us with some pictures and more information on your tank....
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome
     
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    Galo Galo :wave2:
     
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    Nice to have you on board :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA Falcon :)
     
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    Hi Falcon, welcome to MASA
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    hi and welcome falcon
     
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    Falcon

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    some pics from september. 2006
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    thanks for the warm welcome guys....will post more tomorrow
     
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  12. Lowflyer

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    Howzit Falcon. Welcome to MASA. You've come to the right place.

    :huh:That's a lot of Caulerpa you had back then hey, I can just imagine how much there must be now
     
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    Hey Falcon
    Didnt think anyone was doing marines that side of the world, very close to my hometown...
     
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    Welcome to MASA Falcon. You've come to the right place if it's knowledge your after:) these guys have been through it all
     
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    Very nice Falcon! I can imagine that your phosphates and nitrates was quite high then (the cyano bacteria and the great growth of the soft-corals and caulerpa).....
    What skimmer do you use now? Also - how often and what do you feed?
     
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    welcometomasa falcon, tank is looking good bud:thumbup:
     
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    Welcom to the education channel falcon MASA
     
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    Welcome Falcon:) Hope you have a great time here and that we can help you slow down your loss rate. Nice to see some shots of your tank, wanna give us the specs on size and equipment, see if there are any ideas the forum has on what you maybe able to do different or better:)

    very nice to have new guys on here I hope you have a wonderful time.
     
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    Falcon

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    lol yeah but it's not how you think...you'll see from the pics i post later today/tomorrow.

    thanks again to everyone for the warm welcome!!!!;)
     
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    Falcon

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    actually there's quite alot of marines around this area.I would say this is partly because of the brilliantly helpful fish shop called DIE VISDAM(close to riveira hotel).he keeps decent stock and is decently priced compare to like say exotic aquariums in boksburg.

    where's your hometown bro?
     
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    Falcon

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    At the time my tank was still new and i only had a side sump built into the tank but no place for a decent skimmer so i had some junk jebo or something lol.


    i was attempting to control the no3 and phos with my in tank refugium aka caulerpa(did'nt work too well however).

    early 2007 i added a proper sump with a via-aqua sk300 skimmer and a refugium with a dsb and very good caulerpa growth....nitrates and phos quickly dropped to zero within a month!
     

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