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  1. MarkB

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    Hi All
    I am new to the forum and to marine tanks. I have 2 collegues who own tanks and have been bitten with the bug. I have been pointed to the AquaH2O Amazon 60 tank setup (I want a small setup as I dont have much space) Anyone have any experience/resevations with this tank (my colleague bought the Boyu TL550 and he is happy with it, so I have a choice and am in 2 minds) Some suggestions / pros / cons of the 2 systems would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Mark
     
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  3. lanzo

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    WELCOME TO MASA
     
  4. lanzo

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    You came to the right place!
    you will totally enjoy this hobby.
    I don't really know those tanks, some guys like matt/henkhugo will help you out on the nano tanks.

     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
    how may litres is this tank?
     
  6. robski

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    Welcome man..

    I have the BOYU 550 and im happy with it.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA Mark.
     
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    welcome to masa Mark right place to have joined
     
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    welcome Mark :D
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Mark, welcome to MASA. The general rule with marine systems is the bigger the better as the water conditions tend to be stable the bigger the system.
     
  12. MarkB

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    Thanks

    Thanks All.
    Both these tanks are about 140 liters. I only have space for a small system.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    why dont you go for a custom made tank,that way you can have exactly what you want.by the way are these tanks drilled?
     
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    A very warm welcome to MASA, Mark! Seems like us Cape Town reefers are growing in leaps and bounds!!! I don't own a nano, but please take the following into account w.r.t a nano:
    1) it requires a LOT (often) of water changes to keep stable/happy
    2) it is easier/cheaper to light
    3) you cannot keep many fish in a nano
    4) can keep quite a few corals in a nano
    5) you need to be EXTREMELY dilligent with a nano - the smallest problem could escalate and quickly become a HUGE problem
     
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    Welcome to MASA Mark, happy posting and happy learning :)
     
  16. MarkB

    MarkB Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum MarkB :)
     
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    Welcome to the Darkside of the force :)
     
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    You are MORE than welcome Mark! Now - please post some pics, man! ;-)
     
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