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  1. ryana

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    Hi all MASA members

    I'm Ryan (the newbie) from Midrand; Decided to take the plunge and give mini-reef aquariums a bash.
    Why: Because I love everything marine! (da sea, da feeeshies & da coral)
    Having said that, I love all animals & those Rhino poaches are not making me happy right now! :nono:
    Anyway...I've bought my mini-reef aquarium books and am plugging away nicely with some research.
    I'm keen to read some threads and learn from all you Feeeeshy peeps! :thumbup:

    Have a great wknd!
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to MASA!
    which system? pics are always welcome
     
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Ryana, glad you joined us. To start you off with, some great info in my signature on starting a marine tank - enjoy! ;)
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...
     
  6. crispin

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    welcome ryana great to have you join :)

    masa is a great resource to learn about marines, how to do it and how not to do it so if you have any questions run them by us first and we will most likely be able to show you all the common mistakes we have already made :)

    what books are u reading at the moment?

    have you been to any shops and or other reef keepers and seen the sort of setup you might like to get?
     
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    welcome!
     
  8. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA.
     
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    Welcome Ryana. This is the GREATEST hoppy ever. Enjoy
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
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    Welcome! :D
     
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    Hey ryana, welcometomasa
     
  13. ryana

    ryana Thread Starter

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    Hi All

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes and offers of advice...much appreciated. So much to say, read and ask. Still trying to navigate my way around the site.

    Once I 'm up and running I will chat a bit more. ;)
     
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    Welcome..just remember that we love pics on Masa, so Please post some...
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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  16. blackghostknife

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    HI and Welcome, once you get settle in, please give us an indication on what system you looking on getting and the equipment you want to buy, everyone on this site will point you in the right direction and give you everything you need, also insure you read a lot and ask a lot of question before buying anything! :thumbup:

    masahello
     
  17. ryana

    ryana Thread Starter

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    Need some help identifying something pls?

    Hi Guys

    It's been a while since my last post. I finally got my rather small marine tank (3ft) up and running and it is going through the "settling in" phase. Sorry I'm not too familar with the marine lingo yet. It took a while as I was hoping to get it set up correctly. So far so good....

    I bought some cured kenyan live rock to help speed up the process slightly and have found some rather weird and unwanted guests on my rock. I have some small bristle worms, I found what I thought was tiny Aiptasia ( I just too the entire rock out and cleaned it) and then something that looks like tiny shrimp (possibly some sort of lice...knowing my luck but they look pretty harmless)

    I tried to upload a pic (not sure if I did it correctly) but its under my images. I only have 1 image there! I've drawn a black box around the "specimen" I need help identifying.
    It's nestled on/in my rock; looks like a creamy white ball of cotton wool with tiny hairs all over it. It hasnt moved or done anything (yet)
    It looks soft to the touch but I haven't tried touching it yet.
    Does anyone have a clew what this could be and if its good or bad in the tank?

    Thanks
     
  18. Gesiggie

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    Not to sure from the pic. Can you possibly get a clearer img? Did this come with the rock, or did you only happen to notice it now because it grew to a noticeable size?

    The tiny shrimp / lice that you are referring to, would probably be copepods. They are good...
     
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  19. ryana

    ryana Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply! I'll try taking a better pic with my digital camera tonight and upload it.
    To be honest, I dont recall seeing it when I put the rock into the tank but I'm sure it must have been there cause I doubt it could have grown to that size in 4 days.
     
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    If it is still in the same place, it could be a spunge of some sorts, if it moved, well, I guess it would be best to get it identified before anything else goes into the tank... Not nice to realise you have some unwanted critters in the tank, and you cannot get to it due to other livestock that could get damaged in the process...

    But always nice to find a "good" critter! So get that camera snapping.;)
     
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