Newbie tank design. Help needed

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  1. Piet

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    Hi all MASA members. For n long time I wanted too owne a marene tank. I started reeding in masa and talking to people that owne marene tanks. But the more I red and talked to reefers , the more nerves I got antil I decided not to go on with the tank.

    However, I could not get the tank out of my head and decided to get my dreem up and running . Originally I wanted to use the tank as an room devider built into n wall. As I am newe to this hobbie and this tank being big, I nowe decided to start with n small tank too lurn my way around n marene tank.

    Firstly I wanted to use n Boyu 550 but I think it will be just to small for enough live stock , and as it needs to be upgraded for beter results I would rather built a tank right the first time. So I read through all the members systems and I like the cubes.
    So I was thinking off a 700 x 700 x 600 cube with three sides or if possible fore sides viewable. I like n kleen look with no wires and pipes or pumps in the tank. I would like to DIY the tank as I am a hands on tipe of gay and have n limited budget.


    What whould your sigestions be in terms off overflow , skimmer , return pumps , flow pumps or power heads , filtration and LED lighting . I would like to have a bit of soft corels , invertribrits and as mutche fisch as possibility.


    Thanks for taking the time to reed this post and shearing your knolige.
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    Hello Piet

    Starting with a Buyo 550 is a good step to take to "test" the waters.
    That would give you more than enough time to read up more and get answers to all your questions.
     
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    Welcome to masa piet.
    An excelent product to start with is nitra-guard bio-cubes. It is a biological nutrient removal product that is EXTREMELY effective at removing nitrates from your water & will save you lots of money later on in your tank as it lasts almost a year! & the great thing is, it will prevent any nuisance algae from taking over your tank!
    Other than that, like riaan memtioned, just let your tank finish its cycle & read up on the livestock you want to keep before you buy it!
     
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    ccwilke Majestic Pets Solutions Sponsor

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    Yip I agree I started with TL450. Welcome
     
  6. Piet

    Piet Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I wil go with the Boyu for now.
     
  7. seank

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    Welcome Piet. Good to learn on smaller tanks, while saving up for the big tank when you have enough experience in the hobby.
    Bloemfontein is seker al lekker koud......
     
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    Welcome to MASA. hope you enjoy your stay here with us. TL450 is a good start
     
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