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  1. CJT

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    Hi Guys

    I am new here.
    I have been wanting to start a Marine aqurium for years now and have decided to start.
    I still need to get the tank etc so I will be starting from scratch.
    I have been reading up on Maeine aquarims for a while now just so I can see what I am getting mself into.
    I must admit its a hell of alot harder than people think.
     
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  3. Dane

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    Welcome CJT! :)

    Glad to have you on the forums, and even more glad to see you have the right approach! Reading up and thoroughly researching your every move will reward you greatly in this hobby. Do it right, and do it right the first time! :)

    Congrats on joining arguably the most addictive hobby of all! ;-)
     
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    Yeps - welcome!!!
     
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    Welcome :) .. Its only hard if you do the wrong things.. This hobby has its unique awards.. such as bringing your phosphates down lol :p
     
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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined. There's some more reading for you in my signature on starting a marine tank - enjoy ;)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys.
    @ Tobes thanks I have read the links in your signiture.
     
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    Howdy and welcome to MASA....

    Some say "No Pain, No Gain" In Reefing its similar, but the "gains" are enormous....

    And it's not as hard as it sounds... really... otherwise there's like 4700 insane lunatics on this forum...;):thumbup:
     
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    you're not insane if you test your phosphates and its at 0.003 and you have been trying to get it down from 0.3 for a month:whistling:
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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  15. CJT

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    Hi guys

    Something I just wanted to find out. Does a Marine tank have to be drilled for the filter as all the ones on here have holes drilled for the piping.
    Is this the only way to do it or can you do a Marine tank without drilling the glass etc?
     
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    Its not the only way.

    You can have a "in tank sump" like most Boyu nanos or RSM 130 and 250 tanks.
    Or you can use an external overflow box wich uses a sifon method.

    But all round a drilled tank is better.
     
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  19. CJT

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    Thanks Evo R do you know if there is anywhere I can see examples of this type of set up?
     
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    CJT, in the end you will wish you had your tank drilled and fitted an overflow and sump. So its better to do it now. Do things right the first time and you will have less headaches...
    The overflow boxes are not cheap (aroundR800) and they are not 100% reliable.
     
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    Hi Guys I need advice.
    I swa a tank it has a built partitioning / divider on the one side a built in trickle so you don't connect a canister but rather a power head .
    Is this the right setup you need for the Sump or would this type of tank still need to be drilled.
     
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