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Hi all,

Im a new member, just thought i would pop in and say hi and tell you about my fisy experiance.

Im brand new to the Marine Aquarium side of things.... Have had alot of different setups over the last few years. All have been tropical. Mostly chiclids -Malawis, Amazonian.

I am looking at getting in to the Marine scene with a Nano Cube setup.
But like i said, dont know nothing and i will have to read and learn before purchasing a new tank and starting the long haul to a successful art piece. ;)
 

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Welcome to MASA, read up and ask before you spend your money, good luck and keep us posted.
 

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A very WARM WELCOME to MASA deFlerri! Thanks for joining us! It is great to have you on-board.....

Please have a read through our other "New Members'" forums, also the "Nano tank" forum. Many of your questions should be answered there.

Here's some info to start you off with - and some questions that you should be thinking of getting answers to:
1) everything in marines is about the following things:
= PATIENCE
= water chemical balance and stability (including nutrients, calcium, pH, temperature, etc)
= filtration (what skimmer? - the biggest you can afford - look at "needle wheel/pin-wheel"; sump; DSB (deep sand bed)
= lighting (depends on what you want to keep - fish only - no real lighting dependancy; corals/anemone's - HUGE lighting dependancy)
2) with regards to water volume: the smaller the tank, the more the maintenance (and stricter the maintenance schedule), the smaller the margin for error: the bigger the water volume - the exact opposite - the bigger the margin for error
3) w.r.t tank size: the smaller the tank - the "cheaper" it is to fill with water, to fill with life rock; to fill up with life-stock (less can be kept in a smaller tank, than a bigger tank) - the bigger the tank: the more is costs to water in it - substrate - life-rock - life-stock - the more the filtration costs - the more the water flow pumps costs - the more the lighting costs (if you want to go corals/anemone's)......

Also - just think of what you WANT to keep. And also think of the "stages of development". The longer you keep marines - the more "experienced" you become, and the more you would have learnt...... The more "ideal" the marine reef environment for your life-stock.....

Good luck with your new lifestyle you have chosen (keeping marines is a LIFESTYLE - not only a hobby) - and good luck with the journey you are planning to walk.
 

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Welcome nice to have you on board, having been in fresh water and then moving over serves as an excellent learning curve.
 

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welcome
 
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Welcome to MASA!!!
 

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A very warm Welcome deFlerri, I trust you will enjoy your stay
 
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