Noob Here help please

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  1. Alsburry

    Alsburry

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    [FONT=&quot]Hi there people

    My name is Alex and I am wanting to start a reef tank setup around March 2014.
    I had a tank build a few years ago with the idea to convert it to a Reef setup somewhere down the road once I new I would not have to move it again.

    I live in Potchefstroom, is there somebody in Potchefstroom who I could come talk to? I will even drive to Johannesburg or Pretoria on a weekend. I really want to do this right from the start.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The tank holds around 200 gallons, it has the overflow holes already cut in and so forth. I am going to be making a bit of a bigger stand for it to be able to fit a larger sump because as I understand more water volume is better. I know I need a few item, protein skimmer and so forth, but to be honest I have no idea how this all goes together, how the sump needs to be build, overflows and the piping connected…..[/FONT]
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    Thanks in advance.
     
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    hi and welcome to MASA. here you'll find answers to all your questions. tell us more about your tank and perhaps post some pictures if you can . do toy have any idea of what you would like to keep. fish only... corals ... mixed..etc
     
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    Hi, I am going to upload a few pics now. I would like to go with the mixed tank.
     
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    My Oscar Jim is in the pic as well. you can see the overflow in the back round, sorry about the bad pictures, I took them with my phone.
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    This is the top of the overflow, I have everything needed for the current fresh water setup routed through the holes cut for the overflow.[​IMG]

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    View from the front, note the child proofing, hehe. Also no substrate in the tank as I had a huge snail infestation. I want to change this stand, I dont like it all that much, also I think by making it a bit better I will be able to fit a large sump.
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    Then I have this crack on the front two corners of the tank. What could have caused this? Can I repair it? The tank does not leak at all.
     
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