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  1. Polychaete

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    Hi Guys, very informative forum you have running here. I'm in the process of setting up a native marine aquarium. I live quite close to the ocean so want to keep a few critters and fish. Just waiting for my stand before I fill her up.
     
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    Welcome and good luck with the local tank :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA @Polychaete

    Will you be running a coldwater tank? (You mentioned "native")

    What size tank do you have?

    What are you planning or filtration?

    And for stocking?

    All the best with your setup!
     
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  8. Chris Delport

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    Give us some specs on your tank,good luck with your build and remember to give your budget a call because I have a feeling you two are gonna experience conflict quite soon.
     
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    Tx, will look at the link.

    That tank will look great with the right scaping, being viewable from both sides.

    Just a q on the system: Do you plan to keep the polystyrene under the tank?
    If so, may I suggest you look at closed cell memory foam? (similar to exercise mats) You do get those in black, and it would look a lot more finished than the white that will always catch the eye.
     
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  11. Polychaete

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    Thanks Gesiggie. So the tank is still in it's old location, I'm getting a stand made this week and then I will start filling it up and establishing my little ecosystem. I'm going to keep the white foam, but will most likely put a skirting around the base, I was thinking thick woven rope which will fit in well with the rest of my place. Going for a rustic look.
     
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    Interesting idea for a different finishing look.
    Looking forward to seeing the end results :)
     
  13. Chris Delport

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    What overflow plans do you have?
     
  14. Polychaete

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    Hi Chris, could you please explain your question, I'm not all that familiar with all the tech terms.
     
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    I see you have a canister filter which sucks water out of the tank, an overfolw means you only pump water back to your tank and use gravity to get it back in the sump.

    This means you need water to flow out of your tank freely and there are a lot of methods used successfully by other members, scan the threads for "overflow methods".

    Generally you would drill a hole in the tank either on the side panel or on the bottom panel.(depending the method you use).
    You can even use an overflow box.The advantage of drilling is you can skim the surface because effectively you drop the outlet below the waterline.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation, my friend whom I got the tank from had it running for a couple years, so will ask him what he did. I got the whole setup as a package, but haven't given the setup much attention... stand pending...
     
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