Newbie on the block

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Chappy, 27 Aug 2008.

  1. Chappy

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    Hello All

    I am a newbie to this hobby, and look forward to meeting you all. I am sure i will get all the advice i need to make a success of this fantastic hobby.

    I can't wait to get started...
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome
     
  4. Mike

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    Welcome to MASA Chappy, have you bought anything yet or just starting out?
     
  5. Chappy

    Chappy Thread Starter

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    No i have not bought anything yet. I want to first to as mcuh research as possible before making any impulsive buys. i went down to the LFS and saw all the lovely looking tanks with cabinets all built in, BUT on doing a little more research found out that they are not really all they are craked up to be. ie can upgrade easilt etc.

    I would like to start out FOWLR but with the possibility of getting into reef setup later and dont want to have replace a whole lot of stuff. I would rather pay a little more now. Buy cheap, by twice, isnt that what they always say.
     
  6. lanzo

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    welcome chappy

    yip you got that right, "buy cheap buy twice"

    this hobby will munch your pocket, but don't worry its all worth it at the end
     
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    welcometomasa

    You starting this hobby the right way, well done. Do your homework and you save yourself alot of cash and heartache :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA :)
     
  9. scubaninja

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    welcome to masa! yup, maybe start off reef straight, it will only help your system if it has extra filtration and stuff IMO:)
     
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    WELCOME CHAPPY!!!
     
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    Welcome Chappy! Glad to see you created your 1st thread! AWESOME man! I emailed you this evening. See ya tomorrow evening!
    BTW: If you have the time - read through some of the other threads in the "New Members" section. You will see many of the things I explained to you already. Many questions and answers and explanations.
    Cheers mate! Looking forward in meeting you!
     
  13. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    welcome to masa :p
     
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    Welcome to the forum, nice to see another new tank going up. :)
     
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    Welcome Chappy!!
     
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    welcome chappy:) really nice to see you plan a little before buying. Have a good look at the for sales forum on here, its where i got most of my things to start. But ask before you buy and guys on here can help you to see that its applicable to what you want:)

    and great to know you going to jacques, its a beautiful tank and you in great hands. I know i learnt alot from him. Just dont let him stand infront of the glass, his width covers alot of it! :)
     
  17. Chappy

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    thanks a lot to all of you. This must be about the friendliest forum i have even been on. I must say just from speaking with Jacques i do feel like i am in good hands. I am looking forward to seeing is setup.
     
  18. Chappy

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    Yes i actually had thought of that. Thats exactly why i want to start with the equipement that will allow me to move into reef when ever i feel i am ready.

    I am a very patient person by nature, so perhaps this will reduce the difficulty factor of reef a little. Who knows!.
     
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    Welcome From One Newbie To Another
     
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    your lucky your patient! i have to forcibly remove myself from a shop when i'm about to do impulse buys:):yeahdude:
     
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    i often dont take my credit card in, so i cant spend LOL
     
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