new to the hobby

Discussion in 'New Members' started by alec, 6 Jul 2012.

  1. alec

    alec

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Hi, I am quite new to the hobby but looking forward to it. I have had tropical fresh water aquariums in the past but I have been very interested in marine for a while now. Just purchased 670 x 700 nano and can't wait to get it up and running.. :yeahdude:
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
  4. CocaColaza

    CocaColaza

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    312
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park (JHB)
    What did I hear more pictures.. that weird i don't see them anywhere?? :D welcome to Masa.
     
  5. alec

    alec Thread Starter

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Will post some pics tomorrow... :)
     
  6. Ayoob

    Ayoob

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Cape Town
    welcometomasa
     
  7. CocaColaza

    CocaColaza

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    312
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park (JHB)
    Good stuff!
     
  8. Jayceew

    Jayceew

    Joined:
    20 May 2011
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Welcome!

    Which Nano is it, and equipment?
     
  9. alec

    alec Thread Starter

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Its not one of those compact ones with the filter etc at the back of the aquarium. The aquarium is +- 180L with a sump, reeftek TS1 protein skimmer... The sump has a chamber for auto top up which is quite nice.. [​IMG] sorry for the bad quality picture..
     
  10. Jayceew

    Jayceew

    Joined:
    20 May 2011
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Nice sump, gives you a bit more space for tech compared to the compact nano's.
     
  11. the fish

    the fish

    Joined:
    23 May 2012
    Posts:
    2,074
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Florida Hills Jhb
    welcome to Masa. hope you enjoy your stay here with us.:thumbup:
    nice sump you got there
     
  12. *Philip*

    *Philip*

    Joined:
    8 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    168
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tableview
    masahello
     
  13. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    welcome!
     
  14. crispin

    crispin

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    12,223
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Lilliehammer, Norway
    welcome to masa, thats a nice looking sump for a nano, should have lots of room for good filtration in there. best of luck with the build
     
  15. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    :welcome7:
     
  16. alec

    alec Thread Starter

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    :D
    I've set it up today. Just have to get RO water and fill the aquarium..
     
  17. Jayceew

    Jayceew

    Joined:
    20 May 2011
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Pretoria East
    Do you have a RO machine or do you buy water?
     
  18. alec

    alec Thread Starter

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Have to buy...
     
  19. ShaunSwindon

    ShaunSwindon

    Joined:
    22 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    523
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Welcome :thumbup:

    My suggestion is buy an RO water system. In the long run it pays itself off ;)
     
  20. alec

    alec Thread Starter

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2012
    Posts:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pretoria
    I will probably buy one at some stage..

    I have a question about the substrate, can I use sand from Sodwana or some beach as substrate? The guy from the place where i bought the aquarium said that it might contain a lot of iron and that I should be careful. :|
     
  21. DubKorps

    DubKorps

    Joined:
    24 Jun 2012
    Posts:
    488
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Sumwer in CT
    welcometomasa

    i see a sump pic,wers the tank??? :lol: ...
     
    Last edited: 8 Jul 2012
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - hobby Forum Date
New member looking to start what looks like awesome hobby New Members 3 Sep 2016
Back in the hobby after a long break New Members 2 Jul 2016
This hobby never let's one go !! Medium Tanks 24 Apr 2015
To the Masters of this forum/hobby General Discussions and Advice 2 Mar 2015
What's your monthly hobby cost? #Addicts General Discussions and Advice 10 Feb 2015
Diseases related to the marine tank hobby General Discussions and Advice 17 Oct 2014
Beware of Fraudsters - Possibly in our hobby :-( General Discussions and Advice 25 Sep 2014