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  1. izellem

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    Hi all

    Just got my TL-550 Boyu tank yesterday. Don't have a clue what I'm doing, but eager to learn.
     
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    Welcome buddy, just get an ok brand salt and RO water, not tap water!:thumbup:

    Some pics would be good :)
     
  4. izellem

    izellem Thread Starter

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    Ok, already made my first mistake - used tap water. Did not even know what RO water was :(

    I washed the gavel, put all of the tap water in, and added the following:
    10 ml chlor away
    10 ml Microlife - S2 (repeated dose this morning)
    10 ml Plant Health Formula
    10 ml Aquatic Remedies - Plant Food

    Started the tank yesterday at 16:00 - water still milky
     
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    :banghead: - should have come to this forum first thing yesterday
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Are you wanting to start a marine tank or a freshwater tank?
    I suggest you stop what you are doing and ask questions first before doing anything, you are going to end up wasting money and killing livestock, the guys here will be more than willing to help you, don't be scared to ask ANY question. :)
     
  7. izellem

    izellem Thread Starter

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    I wanted to start with freshwater and once I got that on the go move to marine. Just read on one of the forums you need at least a 40 gallon tank for marine, so at the moment I just think I'm going to stick with freshwater. Had a discus tank some time ago and managed to keep them alive for 4 years.

    So for now it's freshwater
     
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    izellem Thread Starter

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    From what I have read so far - marine sounds difficult :( and my tank only holds 32 gallons / 128 ltrs

    I don't want to kill anything -so that's why I don't have any fish yet...
     
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    All I have now is the tank with water and 4 small live plants. I can throw out the water and start all over again...

    The reason why I am thinking of sticking to fresh water is because marine sounds difficult and more expensive and because of the size of my tank? I do not want to spend R10k on this hobby. Maybe I should just start a little smaller until I learn enough from you guys.

    Suppose I am in the wrong forum now.. Or do you guys talk about freshwater tanks here as well?
     
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    izellem Thread Starter

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    This is going to sound so silly to you, but I wanted a tank with little "Nemo" fish and some "Dory" fish. I thought my tank was more than big enough, because I asked the store owner if I could switch to marine later when I saw how much the initial setup was going to be.

    Now, I face the following problem - should I just do freshwater as it sounds easier OR drain my new tank - let it dry and just stand and wait until I buy something extra to start my marine tank every month. What would you recommend. From my posts you wil see I am totally confused and a bit "moedeloos".
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA, you killing yourself here trying to make decisions after you start something. My suggestion would be if you haven't kept fish before give the fresh water a bash getting the basics right. While serving your apprenticeship there start to research the marine side. Then decide what you want before you buy anything be it a Nano tank or fish only or the Full Blown reef. Then go buy what you need armed with all the info, saves you plenty of money at the end of the day.
     
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