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  1. Ashveer

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    Newbie from durban, iv always loved the idea of owning my own salt water tank. As a total rookies, I would like to get a small tank just to keep soft coral and maybe two fish. My question is how much would a 2nd hand tank with the right equipment set me back.
    Thanks guys:thumbup:
     
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  3. reef addict

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    Welcome and best of luck.. this hobby will give u moments of joy sadness happiness and sleep less nights. . But its all worth it. The hobby can be expensive. . Check the for sale forum.. you will find some good deals.. some advice. . Is always research before buying.. and ask lots of questions. . The members on the forum will help u answer the questions. . Good luck buddy..
     
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    If that is all you want, softies and 2 fish, I would suggest a Boyu TL550. Lovely tanks, with a strong amount of advice on offer on these tanks. Second hand, you can get the tank for under R1500 with a lot of extra's.
     
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  5. Ashveer

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    Thanks a lot guys. Will keep in touch:thumbup:
     
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    Hey welcome buddy .....this is where it all begins...enjoy
     
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  8. Ashveer

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    Good day guys
    I manage to get my hands on a tropquarium86 (its a 70l tank) two foot , I'm wondering if this tank could pass as a marine tank or am i setting up myself for a huge fall, i have already obtained the following: power head, heater, salt crystal mix, a hydrometer, hang in back filleter, still needed to get around 9kgs of live rock and 5kg live sand. I dont mind building a bigger tank... Thank you for any reply in advance:slayer:
     
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    Hi my tank is up for sale 1.5m setup cleaned out pm me
     
  10. Zandy

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    From my past experience i would recommend to rather get a tank with a sump and which is drilled already. Save you from having to drain and drill at a later stage. I tried this on a 4ft tank with external filtration (sumpless) and had to do it all over again. So rather try and get the tank drilled and get a sump (even if it's just a plastic bucket for now):thumbup:
     
  11. jclaas

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    Any aquarium from small to large will pass as a marine aquarium as long as it has salt water in. As a new reefer you may be reluctant to overfeed your aquarium and if the aquarium has a small volume then it will become a problem far quicker than in an aquarium with a larger volume. Drill your aquarium immediately because you will eventually want a sump connected to it. Before building a sump i recommend learning the nitrogen cycle of a marine aquarium as this may help you with the sequence of filtration within your sump.
     
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    Most guys start off small and then end up going bigger. The majority tanks are 1.2m to 1.5m.
     
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