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  1. nas

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    hey every!
    im new to marine tanks, finding masa very helpful, but stil v confused n struggling to startup,lol
    too scared to do anything without being sure
    wish u guys can help?
     
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    What do you need assistance with?
     
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    nas

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    alot :)

    got me a 640l tank
    looking to buy a 1.2x400 sump to setup dsb
    protein skimmer bought already (haqos os 600)

    ur views on this??
     
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    Here is a link to some important Articles to read
    Beginners
     
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    nas

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    thank u salie... wil be going thru it now
    wil b bothering u guys from time to time lol :)
     
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    Cant go wrong with DSB in a sump, But it does take some time for it to work so seeding it with mature sand should make the process faster.

    Dont have much Knowledge on the skimmer you mention but see that its always rated for double your tank volume.

    I take it you want to start a reef. Also what are your plans on tank? Coral wise
     
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    @nas Not a problem that's what we are here for, we all started from were you are and still learning as we go. Can never know enough that's why this hobby is so amazing. I myself got loads to learn;) So don't be afraid to ask questions
     
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    nas

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    when u say double? plz xplain
    the lfs here aint very helpful n my resources r very limted, bought the skimmer in different town an lfs told me the skimmer is good enough for my tank size, so ammmm yea?
    havent had time to go so far as to decide, but am aiming for reef
    another thing im battling with is that my tank will be between my tv room an dining room, got two return pipes from sump, but vry untidy, looking for chrome waterpipes somewher bt like i said ltx a small place n m very limited, any help or ideas u can offer me with that? ima try an upload images
     
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    :welcome7: Post some pictures of your tank and equipment.
     
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    nas

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    guys, im struggling to uplaod images??? any help??
    gna buy the sump tank today, but only gna start setting up once im done painting etc in the house
    1 more thing is,the skimmers output pipe is in the same chamber that water flows from the overflow,is that ok? cos i seen other skimmers that hav a pipe from the skimmer that allows the output water to flow straight to the sand bed
     
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    nas

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    thanks ayoob
    will b adding pics as i go along

    6948507d30d8ae706.jpg
     
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    A very warm welcome to MASA, Nas! You chose a great way to start, by joining MASA!

    Reading, learning, asking questions, and double-checking everything your LFS says, here on MASA, is the BEST way to start. Even before you actually start your tank!

    You need to have a LOT of patience, as only bad things happen fast, in the marine aquarist world!

    Good luck! And enjoy the ride!
     
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    nas

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    thanks jaques
    1 problem though, my lfs aint very helpful
    registered now for 2 days, and already got soo much help
    MASA is awesome verby
     
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    NO

    Use PVC pipes and connections
    Oh... Hello and welcome

    And where is ltx,north west
     
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    reason im looking for chrome pipes is beacuse tank got 2 return pipes from sump
    an will be seen from dining area, looking for a way to make the pipes look "not ugly" lol

    lol in the north west province, a small town called lichtenburg
     
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    limited resources where i live unfortunately
     
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    Do not use any metal material around a marine tank. Saltwater is corrosive, and will cause some problems.

    What you can do, is either build a cabinet both sides to hide your sump. Or maybe use all black 50mm PVC pipes and fittings. I know Wikkies Pompe do have black 50mm pipe and fittings.
     

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