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  1. JNP

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    Hi all, This is a great site. Have decided to change from fresh to salt water. So am totally new to setting up a marine tank. Thinking of strating with a Jebo R338 which use to house freshwater fish. Is this possible??
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Hi, welcome to MASA, how big is the jebo tank?
     
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    welcometomasa

    It is possible to use a fresh watr tank, but you may need to do some minor mods to the plumbing.

    Give us a pic of the tank
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
    I would suppose the Jebo comes with T8 bulbs. Fine for fish,but for corals i would recommend atleast T5's (modifications to the hood).
    How many Litres is the tank?Tank dimensions?
    If possible try and get the tank drilled for an overflow to add on a sump, otherwise get yourself a hang on Overflow box. Check with our sponsors for the Reefoctopus range they work well.
     
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    Hey JNP

    Welcome to MASA. I'm running a jebo R138 (basically same as 338) as a reef tank. You're very limited as to what fish you can put in there. (basically 1 or 2 small clowns/damsels). It also fluctuates a lot temperature and parameter wise. It's not very easy to add a sump or protein skimmer to it as well. Basically in short, it's better to build a tank. If you like the sort of "all in one" look with the rounded glass etc the BOYU TL-450 and TL-550 are pretty good as marine tanks.
     
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    JNP

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    Thanks guys. Excuse the ignorance, but do I need to add a protein skimmer and/or sump to the tank. I read that there is something called a natural system, still trying to figure out how well that works.
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!! :wave2:

    You don't need a skimmer on a smaller tank with a small bio-load (less fish). If you do your 10% water changes every week you'll be fine. Also don't over feed ;)

    Do you homework thoroughly before making your decision, good planning always pays at the end :)
    O ja, and most guys here have a lot of experience - you can take their advice with pleasure ;)
     
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    A very WARM welcome to MASA JNP! Very glad that you joined us! Please have a look around and read as much as you possibly can. Read many of the other threads in our "New Members" forum....

    Also - please ask as many questions as it will take to get you to become a successful reefer!

    Good luck on your journey mate!
     
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    WELCOME JNP!!!
     
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    Welcome man!Good luck!Ask as many questions as there are some clever okes here:)
     
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    Welcome and Enjoy the swim:thumbup: There really is nothing like it.
     
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    JNP

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. The advice is great. I'll try using a natural system for the interim.
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
     
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    welcometomasa dnt know how i missed this but hey:)
     

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