Soooo starting my first maine tank in April 2013!

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    Sooo im finaly getting a tank up and runnig as soon as ive moved to PTA! Very excited. Sill hae no idea what im doing but will have to learn as im going. Buying one of the systems from a fellow member.

    Details will follow. Will have to get help from the experts when im setting up the system. Hmm maybe get somebody to help me set it up also. Think it would be the best way to learn and make sure everythin runs fine!
     
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    2,4 m X .600m X .800m

    The tank comes with 3 metal halides and the tank was custom built with extra bracing.

    The tank is built with 10 mm glass and a 32mm base. It also has more than +/- 100kgs liverock.

    I also have agragonite as the gravel.

    It also has a 1,5m sump and metal stand which has custom cupboards.
    2. 2 X resun multi flow pumps

    3. 2 X sun sun flow pumps

    4. all the plumbing

    5. Sump with all the sections

    7. Jebo skimmer
     
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    First off welcome, not sure what jebo skimmer you are getting but I think you must post more details about it.

    Often a skimmer you buy just will not cut it. Might have to look for a 2nd hand alternative that is suitable for a 2.4 m tank.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    That's one big tank to start with. Goodluck! You're in the right place for help. Thought about what type of tank you want?
     
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    hey i dont know what i want to do yet. some easy corals, easy cleaners and then i will see what else i can do when my budget allows. dont want to throw myself in deep waters. tank will only be up and running mid april on the latest. im a freshwater guy, have no experience with marine at all haha not even experience with sumps. but atleast im not a total noob to fishkeeping. will allow the tank to cycle first any way. play around with scaping the live rock. dont want anything to difficult.
     
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    Im very excited about this! Im buying the tank from a fellow member. Its the 2.4m tank in the hardware section. Still need to get an RO unit end of next month.
     
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    Hi RynoParsons nice size tank. Easy things to start with is soft corals. Mushrooms, pin cushions, there are lots more. Also check out members tanks. And ask a lot of questions.
     
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    Thanx. Ive been readinf 99% of the threads for 3months already but still feel clueless haha, as soosln as i set up my own system i will learn more and feel more comfortable. But loads of questions will pop up while im setting up and cycling the tank. Would be great when time comes closer to get people to help me set up. I have 0 experience in sumps and marine so that would help alot.
     
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