Windhoek, Namibia : Newbie Reefer.

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  1. Uysster

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    Hi there guys and girls.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as, George.
    I'm living in Windhoek, Namibia. (Born and bred.)

    I'm starting out with a small marine / reef setup in a custom built 66L tank with a custom built 14L sump also custom built.

    As I'm typing the tank has not even been filled with water yet, that's how new I am!

    I read up a lot, watch videos and try to soak up as much info as I possibly can. I'm a strict DIY'er always trying to save a cent or two where possible.

    I'm sure I'll get all the help and advice I possibly need to go further into this hobby.

    I have a fair background with freshwater aquatics and I still have a 60L with 3 species of about 200 plus freshwater shrimp. Can't seem to let go of them yet.

    Unfortunately the whole of Namibia does not stock live rock currently, so I'm in desperate need of a few kg's for myself and a friend. Can anyone refer me to well respected, trustworthy suppliers in either Cape Town or Johannesburg from which I can buy some properly cured live rock and a few hardware items, please?

    Thanks for taking the time in reading my post.
     
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  3. Uysster

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    Live rock.

    Even private individuals who sells live rock are welcome to make offers and negotiate.
     
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    Welcome to the forum...
     
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    Thanks my man!
     
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    Dude nothing wrong with keeping bathwater tanks & keeping freshwater shrimp is a bonus which species do you have?
     
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    In the region of about 200 plus shrimps...
    Red cherries
    Ghost / Glass / Grass

    and a yet to be identified species, all in one community.
     
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    Dude that's awesome red cherries are cool... Have you got pics of them as some people could possibly id the one species...
     
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    Do you think it's fair to post thm on the forum, since it's marine and not freshwater?
     
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    Welcome to MASA! Im sure a few shrimp pics wont hurt.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Will upload later...
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!

    The hobby is very addictive, have fun!
     
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    Ok, so my sump is basically a mess... Way too little room for error.
    So... Scrapping the original 70L tank to use as a sump and...

    Start building the 150L display tank tomorrow!
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    What shrimp is that??
     
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    Thats what I'd like to try and find out.
    Its not red cherry and its not ghost shrimp...?
     
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    So... ek weet ook nie!
     
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    Silicon curing for the newly built display tank.
    Will hold approx 150L.[​IMG]
     
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