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  1. chikaboo

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    Welcome to MASA chikaboo :)
     
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    Welcome to Marine Aquariums of South Africa. Enjoy your stay here...
     
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    Welcome to Masa. Do you have a marine tank running or are you doing homework to get one?
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    Hi Chikaboo, welcome to MASA
     
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    Hi have a tank already running - 2m x 0.6 x 0.6 just started it up from october - had water from ushaka in and introduced first lot of fish in three weeks ago - 1 x threadfin butterfly, 1 x kleineye butterfly, 1 x damsel, 1 x surgeon, 1 x coral banded shrimp (and 1 x picture wrasse but he is missing already) still new to hobby so learning - will appreciate any help can get - thanx
     
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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA Chikaboo! I am VERY glad that you found MASA and joined us!

    Please share some more information of your tank with us. The 2 metre tank sounds awesome!
    What lighting do you have? What water flow (in-tank pumps)?
    What skimmer?

    Please share some pics with us!
     
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    ok still learning remember so took a while to upload image but here goes i think it right[​IMG]
     
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    Very cool scaping, is that all live rock? some bits don't look like it, also what flow do you have? i can't see any pumps
     
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    Welcome

    welcometomasa

    Hope you enjoy your stay with us. I joined about 2 months ago and its been an amazing experience. I can truly say that I am now a MASAholic.

    My system has also gone from strength to strength with all the learnings here. Unfortunatley my wallet is emptying just as fast :yeahdude:
     
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    Great Setup but Why so low off the ground

    If you don't mind me asking why did you choose to place the tank so low. Do you have sump ? - Where isthe engine room?

    Happy Reefing:yeahdude:
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]ok here's more pics i think i getting the hang of this[​IMG]
     
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    Very interesting indeed...... Chikaboo - I presume that this is a "FISH ONLY" system? Are you 100% sure that the low stand will be able to carry the full weight of your tank?
     
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    it is so low coz it is being used to divide to kitchen from the lounge like an undercounter breakfast nook on top of the tank i have granite tops!
     
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    stand is no problem as it was about 3/4m high of the ground and i cut the legs to go undercounter - in fact this tank was bought in 1987 a lady in Hiberdene South Coast by my dad and he kept up this hobby till 1993 then sold the tank to a chinese dude and i managed to buy the tank back from him in 2007 so i dont think the stank will give way as built then and it still stood the test time literally!
     
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    In the first pic i wonder if u see the damsel in the background - he seems to b too restless in the tank - i caught him bout 4 weeks ago and the rest of the fish i bought but they were all intrduced at the same time but he is a gremlin - fighting with the others especially the kleineye in the same pic - now the kleineye seems to losing his colour so 2morrow i have to try and get the damsel out coz i going to durbs this coming weekend - rather he go back to where he came then some predator can stalk him like hoe is terrorising the other fish (just kidding) but i think he has to go - what do u guys think?
     
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    Interesting setup, please give more info on the sump, lighting, filtration etc. I'm no expert but I'm sure someone will tell you not to release the damsel.
     
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    Hi can n e 1 identify this damsel - gaboon thinks i shouldnt get rid of him what do the rest of u guys say? he seems to be causing grief to the other fish! Also i feed these fish once a day can n e 1 offer sum advise on feeding - i am using peeled shrimp/prawn/mussel from our Pick 'n Pay supermarket and a frozen cubed product called marine mix from the pet shop - another problem is my temp is sitting at 27' celcius with no heaters - look like i have to invest in an air con to cool the room the tank is in - i am getting worried as the colours are not right on the fish and they are in the tank for over a month - but i dont know if it is coz of the big bully damsel - salinity is right - check the colour on this little damsel : [​IMG]

    badly behaved damsel :[​IMG]
     
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    Welcome Chikaboo:)
     
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