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  1. wito-zn

    wito-zn

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    Howsit

    I am a total virgin when it comes to salt water tanks so please take it easy on me.

    Thanks
    Steve
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Wito-ZN.... Great to have you on-board!

    Please READ as much as you can. Read through as much in the other "New Members" threads as possible, as well as the threads in the "Members Tanks and Setups"....

    Also - click on the link in my signature - which should give you a LOT of information on starting a marine aquarium.

    Please ask as MANY questions as it takes, for you to become the BEST reefkeeper you CAN be!

    Remember: there's no such thing as a stupid question!

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    1) You require a HUGE AMOUNT OF PATIENCE to keep a successful marine tank
    2) You should NEVER just trust the judgement and advice of your local fish / pet store! Always come here and ask us our opinions FIRST, before buying ANYTHING!

    Enjoy your journey in marines! It is addictive, and it becomes a REAL LIFE STYLE!

    Please let us be your guide step-by-step! This way, you will be ensured of being a true reefkeeper....

    Good luck! And enjoy!
     
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    Welcome To MASA Steve - glad you joined and I see you joined club as well - join us next thursday 28th I'm sure the guys will be more than happy to help you out with all your noobie questions - Like everyone says - there are no STUPID questions (only the ones you dont ask and will put your tank's inmates at risk are the STUPID ones) BTW i love the pic of your avatar - where did you get it?
     
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    wito-zn Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys. I will def ask a hell of alot questions.
    The pic is one of the ones that are on this site when you choose your avatar pics.
    That is the fish that has made me want to go into marine fsh. i am in fresh water at the moment, have been for 2 years now.
     
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    wito-zn Thread Starter

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    What does fasa stand for
     
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    K sorry was wrong it's not fasa its tasa and i have the meaning thanks
     
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    hey steve, welcome to masa its really great that you have joined and that we can help you plan your tank.

    there are some great minds on MASA and the guys and gals just love to help, so fire away with all your questions, from what tank, waht size, to water parematers to live stock. MASA can cover it all for you.


    take what jacques said above as good advice (LFS will often sell you down the river when it comes to marines.....most often out of pure ignorance) so you definatley want to check with us first, it will save you lots of money, lots of heartache (and save me shouting :))


    AGGG a mandarin lover are you? well they are stunning fish, but be awear they need realy mature tanks (thats around 9months to a year) with lots of little pods to eat, so its a while before you can get one :) but great to know you have a goal fish in mind, lets help you create a tank that allows you to keep a pair of them :)
     
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    tasa....full me in will you ??? :)
     
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    is it better to buy a ready made tank or build your own?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Wito-ZN: In the end, it's about the following things:
    1) how good are you at DIY?
    2) sometimes you get really AWESOME deals 2nd hand.... which you cannot refuse. This does sometimes leave some issues, where the tank's do not really fit in the space you have available in your home, though...
    3) Some people like the look of pre-manufactured tanks.... and then they go for these tanks (ie. Branded tanks)
    4) It is sometimes just not the effort worth to try and build yourself, BUT, you do have something specific in your mind, of what you want - and then you can get a tank-building LFS to build you a tank, according to your own specifications.....
     
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    WELCOME TO MASA!!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA Wito-zn - hope you like it here and learn loads. I see most of the guys already got you under their wing, but please ask if you need help with something.

    Read a lot and enjoy the hobby - remember marines is all about patience, so take it slow ;)

    Bye now :wave2:
     
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    Welcome to our happy family
     
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    Wito welcome
     
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