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  1. Pietkas

    Pietkas

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    Hi all

    My nameis Pieter,

    I was intuduced to this site by a few of my mates and hope I can learn a lot from it aswell.
    I live in the best part of the world wich is Margate KZN.
    I love this hobby and got new insparation from seeing some new aquariums.

    Thanks guys
    Pieter
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Pietkas, glad you joined. Do you have an existing tank?
    Please read the link in my signature for some great info ;)
    Don't be shy to ask and keep us updated :wave2:
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!:thumbup:
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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  8. Anemone

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  9. riyadhessa

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  10. brentv

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    Cool Piet,
    I'm glad you joined!!! ...... NOW LETS GO DIVING!!!!!!;)
     
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  12. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Pieter! Great to have you on-board, mate!

    It's great that you have Brent there - to share in your aquatic success!

    Now - PLEASE post some decent pics of your tank - I don't have anything decent unfortunately ;)

    Enjoy MASA (and the diving), mate!

    I miss the warm tropical water!
     
  13. brentv

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    Yeah Jacques...he has a great tank... the thing has leather corals and elephant ears in a breeding frenzy:lol::lol:
     
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    welcome pieter great to have you join:)

    id love to see a few shots of that tank, sounds great from brent description )

    welcome and happy postings
     
  15. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Didn't we visit him, Brent?
     
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    Welcome Pieter
     
  17. brentv

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    No Jacques, you thinking of Jay.. don't worry, I'll get the bugger to join too soon!;)
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
  19. Pietkas

    Pietkas Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    Finally have some time to sit down and discuss my tank.
    I've been into marines for about 9 years and must say I ready
    to pack it up this year.

    But after seeing a couple of guys tanks again I must say im hooked
    again.

    Some detail on my tank:

    Its 2m long 800 wide and 600 high
    I have 3 x 150w Metal Hylites and 4 by marine blue tubes
    In my sump i've got live rock and a deep sandbed
    I also run a Calcium Reactor and im busy changing my protien
    skimmer to a Bubble Blaster 3000 at the moment.
    I also have a water chiller on my tank to keep the water cool.

    Hope you like my pic's.

    Best regards
    Pieter


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  20. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!

    Awesome pics of your tank, i love the finishes around the stand and top.
     
  21. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW Pieter! Looking absolutely amazing! Geez! Those soft-corals of yours are HUGE!

    That said - it seems that you are struggling a "wee bit" with some cyano bacteria!

    What water flow do you have in your tank? Also - do you measure your water parameters?

    If so - can you please post the test-results here?

    What do you use/do to do water changes? Do you use NSW? Or do you mix up synthetic salt and RO water?

    Have you ever used tap-water in your tank?

    And what do you use to top-up and replaced the evaporated water?
     
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