what aquarium system is best for me?

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  1. Franz

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    hi like to compare marine with tropical,
    who can assist?:nono:
     
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    WELCOME
    To MASA Franz.
    There are many friendly reefers willing to advise on this forum. Join in and become part of the family. :slayer:
     
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    Welcome to MASA, ask as many questions as you like
     
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    Welcome to MASA Franz, glad you joined us. Marines are much more interesting than fresh water, also more difficult and much more expensive :( It is more rewarding too :)
    To give you a better understanding, read the link in my signature - Starting a marine tank - this is very important if you want to learn about marines. You will find most of the basics there. Just remember marines is all about patience ;)
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA! Marine is by far the best, I had freshwater for 7 years but once I began with marine I never even thaught about freshwater again...
     
  8. Franz

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    Well, maybe i should tell you in short my position.

    I came across a marine aquarium pet shop, who closed down.
    So i took the opportunity and bought all there tanks and equipment.
    Now i don't intend to open an aquarium pet shop,but i would like to keep one of the big tanks and set it up, between my dining-room and the living room.
    The rest of the tank and the equipment i intend to sell and by live stock.
    So first i want to set up the water and then buy some not so complicated
    fish to start with.
    Looking for advice what to buy to start with?
     
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    What are the dimensions of the tank that you intend keeping?
     
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    Firstly have you decided to go with marine?
    Ask as many questions you want and please,please do research. To start off you will have to decide what you want to keep (Fish only, Fish only with live rock, Reef). Based on that decision whe can help you further on.
     
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    1000 l
     
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    H 710/d 710/l 2000 mm (glas 10mm thick) 1000 l
     
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    My biggest worry is power failior.
    To run a generator the whole day might be quite costly?
    How long can you go without power at a marine tank
     
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    How do i know whether a rock is live or not?
     
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    Thanks great links ,i am studying the content
     
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    Do you have a lot of power outages in that area? A marine tank cannot go long without power as the oxygen will get depleted. I would say anything longer than 4 hrs is starting to get dangerous but then again it depends on the amount of livestock you have.

    Buy decent liverock from the sponsors or from another reefer that is breaking up his tank. Liverock gets imported and might be uncured. That means you will have to cycle your tank for at least 2 months to allow for the die-off to be converted by bacteria. You can only add fish after the ammonia and nitrites are 0 and corals and invertebrates after the nitrates came down to 0-5.

    I hope one of them is the link in my signature - now there is some great info for you to start off with.
    Also go through threads on fitration and see if you can buy books from Anthony Calfo, Julian Sprung, and Delbeek :)
     
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