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  1. pietpallapam

    pietpallapam

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    Hallo all
    I am new to this hobby and would like to up my knowlaledge. I am ready to purchase a tank but want to make sure i buy the correct kit.

    I would appreciare guidance in this

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    Welcome you are in the right place to get all the info you need.have you been to Idol Marine yet if not go thay are in midrand.
    Good luck
     
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    Welcome to the forum...!!

    For personal experience, ALL the info you need, you can get right here..!!!
     
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    Hello and Welcome Piet
     
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    Welcome toMASA.
    Tel us a bit more of whatyou have in mind and we can give you advice.
     
  11. pietpallapam

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    Building a tank

    Thanks everybody.
    The tanksize i am after is about 1500 x 600 x 600.
    Not sure if i should go with polycarbonate or glass ?
    Also should i go with a completd setup like Red Seamax 250 or rarher custombuild
    Could anybody please refer a good tank builder in Pretoria/Johannesburg
     
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    pietpallapam Thread Starter

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    Idol marine

    Thanks Mitchel
    I have just been on their websitd -looks very good. Will go there today if they are open
    My budget is about 30k - think i can get started with that ?
     
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    Idol can build any size tank you want and thay have all the hardwere you need.what also cool at idol thay have fish bux.so you buy hardwere you get i think its 10% back to buy fish.
    30k will get you a good setup,and please dont rush into stocking you tank,ask questions,read as mush info as you can
     
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    You are in Centurion, closest LFS is Dory Pets.
    Look on the sponsors page.
     
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    welcome to masa:)
     
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    Welcome tp Masa. Have u found a tank that catches your eye yet?
     
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  18. pietpallapam

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    Setup wanted

    I am looking to buy a secondhand completd setup. Size of about 1800 x 600 x 600.
    Has to be a top nodge system.
    I am in Centurion
     
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    Hi do you look for a second hand one, check the for sale for sale forum under hard ware or do you want a new tank. Take it slow make sure what you want how match you want to spend. Go also to your local LPS go check a few thing out. Ok you now more or less the size you want 2 what do you want to keep then you will now what lights you need, and if you need all the reactors and stuff. Do you want to keep soft corals, Lps and fish. Fish and sps or all sps, lps, softies and fish.
     
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    pietpallapam Thread Starter

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    Damsel thanks for advise. It just seems to me that i can safe a lot getting a secondhand tank. Will see , asked Dory pets for a quote on a new setup. I dont know what i want to keep , dont even know what all the abbreviations are.
    I like the coral and softies and would like a few fish.
     
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    Softies are great for beginners. I still love softies and only have a few pieces of SPS.
    Second hand tank will save you allot. Second hand skimmers and pumps can bite you in the long run.

    Best of luck!
     
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