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  1. Jog

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    I'm a new member as well as a new hobbiest. Me and my wife started scuba diving in 1991 and by that time only reef-fish were kept in captivty, if you where able to use ocean water. Corals was not known to be kept in a home aquarium. From having been to an aquarium in Singapore in 1994 and have laid my eyes for the first time on live corals out of the ocean, therafter the Two Oceans (CT) and Ushaka (Durban), I was under the impression that it is costing a fortune to keep all the wonderful fish and invertabrates alive. A month ago I took a vehicle for a service in a city nearby and with lots of time to spare, we walked past a petshop on my way to have lunch at the Ocean basket. I was amased to see such a wonderful and healthy tank full of hard and soft corals, and then I was lost until now. But I would like to thank this forum with its Members Sponsors, and Moderators for a top class forum where most of my questions were answered, especially for the newies. Thanks
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA Jog! Great that you have found MASA, and joined us! Awesome man!

    A few pointers on keeping marines:
    - PLEASE take note, that the ABSOLUTE BIGGEST thing in keeping marines, is that you require a HUGE AMOUNT of PATIENCE
    - also - please take into account that NEARLY ALL local pet shops (local fish shops: LFS's), don't have the specialist knowledge that you would require, to be SUCCESSFUL in setting up a marine tank. PLEASE ask here BEFORE you purchase ANYTHING
    - please READ, READ, READ as much as you can - BEFORE you actually START!
    - Please read through our other "New Members" threads, as well as "Members tanks and setups". Please identify some tank or another, that you want to base your goal on - design this "goal".... and then let us assist you, in achieving this goal!

    This is the best I, that I can think of - good luck and enjoy the journey!
    PLEASE ASK AS MUCH QUESTIONS AS YOU CAN - to ensure that you become the BEST marine/reefkeeper that you CAN be...
     
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    Hello Jog ,

    Welcome to MASA !

    :)
     
  6. Jog

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    Thanks, Jaak, Apollo and Jacquesb, I'll try my best, with all the friends I have made so far it will be much easier.
     
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    Hey Jog,

    Please post some pictures of your existing tank & sump.

    In case you haven't noticed ..... we LOOOOOVE to see pics ;)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Jog, hope you enjoy it here with us. Just be careful and take this as a warning. This hobby will cause you endless nights sitting in front of the tank lifeless, miss your favourate programs, your wife will complain (unless you get her very much interested) about neglecting her etc. :whistling:
    This hobby is addictive, but very pleasing and relaxing (except for carrying buckets of water around :p)
    Please don't be shy to ask whatever you need to know, our advice is free - so shoot away!
    Read through my signature - some good info there for beginners ;)

    Enjoy it and share with us what you want to keep or already has :wave2:
     
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    Welcome
     
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    welcometomasa!!!
     
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    :welcometomasa1:

    Have a nice voyage, looking forward to see your pictures.
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Well you were right about one thing... :whistling:

    Welcome to MASA. The advice is free, the equipment and stuff not so much. (some good bargains in the classifieds section though)
     
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    Welcome Jog, it's actually amazing that this hobby can become a reality in our homes. I have had my tank running for only 3 months now and it brings joy to me everytime I come home to see beautiful fish and corals, which I don't have much of, but will have more soon. All the best for your adventure and enjoy.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Jog :)
     
  17. Jog

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    Thanks everyone, you verry kind. Wich program is avalable to resize photo's.
     
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    Hi Jog welcome to MASA - try using Irfan View - quick to download from the net - its free and easy as pie to use! Just load a new pic - resize and save! Oh by the way enjoy your stay with this big fishy family here!
     
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    Apollo here they are, the tank on top is filled with RO water and I used it to mix the salt, (when I open the tap the water run through the ball valve in the sump) and for toppup as well. In the sump my toppup is controled by a ball valve for R80.00
    I would like to put some live rock in the bottom of the overflow.
     
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    Sorry dont see any pics what you using to upload your pics?
     
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    My photos is uploaded but how do I sent them?
     
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