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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Alwyn Coetsee, 29 Mar 2010.

  1. Alwyn Coetsee

    Alwyn Coetsee

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    I am new to marine fish keeping, has some experiance in tropical fresh water fish keeping. I received a new tank as a present from someone. he told me it is a "brakwater" tank. Only one fish in it - no idea what it is called. I feed this with blood worms.

    My question is; is there a differance between marine and a "brakwater" tank? Can I convert this tank into a marine tank?

    Sorry for the basic questions, but I know nothing about this, and is keen to learn.
     
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    Hello and yes, there is a difference.

    Brakwater or more correctly said salty freshwater. Lagoon type salanity. There are some fishes you an keep. But not the "normal" lifectock available at Pet Shops.

    I would rather convert to true salt. Options are a lot more then.
     
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    Welcome to MASA - glad you joined. If you want more info on keeping a marine tank, read the link below in my signature - some great info ;)
     
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    Welcome Alwyn, big diffs twixt brackish water tanks and full marine, not only in the salinity but in the biodiversity one can keep - IMO stick to a brackish tank, there are loads of cool creatures one can keep

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    Get a Reef tank :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA... you came to the right place. Everyone is very helpful and will answer all your questions.
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Alwyn! Great to have you on-board mate!
     
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    Alwyn Coetsee

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    What filter system?

    Thank you everybody for all your advise and help. Let us start at the beginning. What type of filtration system would you recommend? Is a sump filter adequate?
     
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    Did you read the link in my signature like I mentioned to you earlier? You should find most of the answers there :)
    If still unclear, I'm sure the guys will give there input.
     
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    Thank you, I will study this tonight and verify the contents.
     
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