New to Marine - but very excited!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Candice F, 18 Mar 2013.

  1. Candice F

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    Hello,

    A little bit about me...

    I have been keeping freshwater fish for just under 3 years and although I still love my freshwater fish (Discus in particular), I have been wanting to set up a marine tank for a long time... and the time has finally come :thumbup: I believe it is said to be a 'natural progression' ...

    I'm going to take it slow and once I feel confident, I will then look for a tank or convert one of my freshwater tanks to marine, all depending on what the best option turns out to be, once I have read about other members experiences and advice.

    I look forward to learning a lot from the members on this forum.

    Kind regards,
    Candice
     
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  3. Gesiggie

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    Hi Candice, Welcome to MASA.

    I am sure you will find this hobby much more gratifying than bathwater fishies.... :)

    When unsure, do ask questions, plenty of willing people to help out...

    Enjoy your stay with us and hope to see you starting up soon :)
     
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    Lol, my moms bathwater fish has survived now 4 years with little attention, lol.
    yes no water change in 4 years.

    Welcome to MASA, here you will lean EVERYTHING you need to know.

    Enjoy the ride.

    Remember there are no stupid questions.
     
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    Everything starts here. On masa.

    So lets hear what the tank ideas will be.

    Good luck:thumbup:
     
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    welcome to MASA!!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!!
    Do you have any ideas of what you want to keep. That will determan what lighting and size tank youl need.
     
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    Welcome candice!!! Great to see the ladies also catching up on marines!
    Enjoy the stay & ask lots of questions, it really is the only way to learn!
     
  13. Candice F

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    Thanks very much for the warm welcome everyone! I have been reading the links posted on the thread for newbies and there is soooo much to learn! So far I know I want a reef set up (type of fishes still to be decided on at a later stage). I am in two minds if I should sell the three tanks I have (180lt / 220lt and custom built 468lt with sump) and all my Discus and other fish and go for a Red Sea Max 250, OR, convert one of the tanks I already have (I'm thinking the 468 lt with sump). I will read as many threads as I can to get info, which is going to take a lot of time, so if anyone has some guidance here so long, that would be appreciated :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to Masa. Try and convert ur 468L with sump for now,it would be a bit cheaper already having a tank and sump cos the othe goodies needed in marine hobby gets a bit pricey.
     
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    Thank you @Kevin34PE,

    I was thinking that, but then I would have to sell most of my Discus, and I don't want to do that, so I am now leaning towards keeping the 468lt and sump as my only freshwater tank, selling the other two tanks with fish (BGK, Oscar and Rope Fish) and then getting a decent sized Marine tank, as opposed to having a small freshwater tank and the 468lt as the Marine tank. I have been told that the cheapest part of the whole set up is the tank and sump, so this way I get to have 2 bigger tanks :) (I have limits put on me by my other half, otherwise I would have at least 6 tanks by now I'm sure!) I want to go to some LFS's today and see their setups and get an idea of what I want and see how it is set up etc. I have plenty to learn, so not going to rush into it, I don't want to have to deal with unnecessary issues along the way :)

    Kind regards,
    Candice
     
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    Welcome to MASA Candice!!!!

    This reminds me of me... lol.

    I decided I will keep one freshwater tank even though i started with marine. Well my blue lobster(think it was the reason i was keeping the tank) died, so the tank is going today!!!:biggrin: Don't think i'll ever keep a "normal" tank again.

    look forward to the hobby! Its awesome :yeahdude:
     
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