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  1. jacquesdp

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    hi i am thinking of staring a marine tank how ever i am new to it . so all the help and advise would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  4. PeterWest

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    Hi Jacques

    I am also very new to marine aquariums. Try reading some of the articles on how to start up a marine aquarium on this forum. I found that they helped me a lot.

    Regards
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    A very WARM WELCOME to MASA, Jacques! Great to have you on board!

    Have a read through the URL in my signature, about "Starting a Marine Aquarium".

    Also - please ask as many questions as you need to, to ensure that you can be the best reefkeeper/marine aquarist that you CAN be!
     
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    Lots of reading ahead of you bud....Enjoy!!
     
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    what will i be in for plus mis on cost want to start off small
     
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    Jacques - that is unfortunately difficult to say. It all depends on what type of tank you are looking at getting. You can:
    - DIY build your own tank (+-up to R1000)
    - buy a custom built tank (between +-R300 and R1000)
    - buy a pre-manufactured designer tank (ie. Boyu, JBJ, etc)(between R3500 and R5000)
    (this is all for the tank only)...

    So - the cost all depends on these.

    Then - you have to look at substrate/sand, live rock, synthetic salt and RO water (if you don't live close to the sea), lighting (if your unit does not come with lighting - the Boyu/JBJ units come with built-in lighting), testing kits, filtration (chemical/mechanical), etc....

    I think that some people have said that they were able to start off their tanks with +-R5000 to R6000? But, this takes a while though, because you don't need to spend all of that immediately..... As the tank needs to go through it's cycling process first..... Which takes 6 to 8 weeks...
     
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    Hi and WELCOME!!!!!

    Dont be shy to ask questions.Rather ask 100 stupid questions over and over again before you make ONE stupid move/mistake that WILL cost you dearly!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
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