Unexpected New Member

Discussion in 'New Members' started by PhilOos, 2 Sep 2010.

  1. PhilOos

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been keeping tropical fish for about 10 years in a 1,2 m (240 liter) tank. So I went to the local pet shop on Sunday with my wife to by some food. We always browse through the marine section and admire the various specimens etc. I made the mistake to leave my wife for 2 minutes with the shop owner, while I fetched my wallet in the car. On my return I was congratulated for being the proud owner of a new 1,8L x 0.9H x 0.6W marine tank with 2x sumps on a nice wooden cabinet to hide all the equipment.

    I've delayed the delivery of the tank until I can move my tropical tank out of the way. In the mean time I want to learn more about filtration, lighting and all the ins and outs of keeping a reef tank.

    I'll post photos once I receive the goods.

    Regards

    Philip
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Welcome to MASA...happy reading !
     
  4. xtreme

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    Welcome

    So who's tank is it:p yours or your wife
    :thumbup:
     
  5. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Hello and Welcome

    Start reading

    And take things slow....
     
  6. crispin

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    welcome to masa great to hav you join.

    now go give your wife a big hug and say thanks for signing you up to a fantastic hobby and a crash study course in fish keeping:)

    there really are big differences between marine and bathwater fish and while the griundwork of freshwater will be useful for you, please dont take it lightly when we say theres lots to learn. the best part is we (masa) can help you lots and there is masses of great info on this site to help you along. Occasionally people are intimidated to ask a simple question, thinking that its silly to ask, but PLEASE dont be, so often its the simple silly questions that are the most important. Something like 'what is sg and is it important' is vitally important to your system.

    it sounds like you have a nice tank there (around the same size as mine) and the width sounds fantastic for aquascaping. Try give us a list of the equipment you have and lets see what else you might need to get it off the ground. Oh and a few pics will help us help you:)

    good luck on your journey, fire away with the questions and we will help all we can :)
     
  7. Dewald@Dorry

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    Welcome to MASA.!!

    Please make a point to research and plan before you buy anything. You will save yourself alot of cash doing things the correct way from the start!

    But, we are all here to help, so fire away and start asking questions!;)
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awsome to have you aboard, loking forward to learning more about you and your intended system..
     
  9. Nemos Janitor

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    Welcome to MASA. Like your style. So who exactly is going to be looking after this tank? :whistling:

    Now that your wife has plunged you into, and blessed you, marines will be your enjoyment and obsession for a long while. You just need to listen what we say and take it slow. Lots of good advice will come from this forum. Always check back with us what a LFS (local fish shop) is telling you. rem. they want to make sales.

    Looking forward to you enthusiasm when you introduce your first marine live stock after you tank has cycled in mid November. :thumbup:
     
  10. AfricaOffroad

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    Welcome Philip, nice size tank.
    Please post build, set up and stocking pics over the next few months.
     
  11. riyadhessa

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    Welcome...
     
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    Good luck with your new system, and welcome .
     
  13. flipwhip

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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
    Good Luck With Your New Adventure.....
     
  14. gecco

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  15. Boegie

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    Very welcome.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to MASA
     
  18. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    I would just take the tank and leave the 2x sumps, rather get someone to build you a custom sump so that you can fit what you want in there. The sumps that come with most of thses tanks isn`t ideal to say the least. Have a look around the forum and decide what you want in your sump.
     
  19. PhilOos

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    Thanks for the response everyone.

    I must admit, this last couple of days was filled with doubt and anxiety...because I don't really know or comprehend what it takes to maintain a marine tank. But now I know I may go forth and ask...
     
  20. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
  21. MistaOrange

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    Welcome to this amazinig hobby Phil. Like you I kept & bred bathwater (freshwater) fish for many years & was amazed on how different & more hands on marines are but it's worth all the effort. Good Luck & enjoy the otherside to fishkeeping.:thumbup:
     
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