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    Reef tank for beginners

    Any one on here have a reef tank and knows where best to look for start up knowledge. Tryed a few forums but they dont seem to chatting and are all sceptics

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    Johnathan try youtube…..UK Reef tank build... or www.liveaquaria.com step by step guide to creating a reef

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne View Post
    Johnathan try youtubeÖ..UK Reef tank build... or www.liveaquaria.com step by step guide to creating a reef
    Cheers anne I'll give it a look now .

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    I've not got a reef tank at the moment,
    but have had them on and off since 1991

    i found Ultimate reef to be a good uk forum

    i closed my last one down in 2011
    here's a video and photo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4GqTxQISY

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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    I've not got a reef tank at the moment,
    but have had them on and off since 1991

    i found Ultimate reef to be a good uk forum

    i closed my last one down in 2011
    her's a video and photo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4GqTxQISY

    Reef tank for beginners-panoramatankshot201010-jpg

    Wow mate that's beautiful truly stunning . That's my dream for a few years time . Wanna try and get to grips with it by starting small 100lt to start with the idea of building a 220 then who knows from there . I'll try that forum mate thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Wow mate that's beautiful truly stunning . That's my dream for a few years time . Wanna try and get to grips with it by starting small 100lt to start with the idea of building a 220 then who knows from there . I'll try that forum mate thanks

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    i've had various size reef tanks over the years, but smaller volumes are harder to control parameters.
    temp, alkalinity,calcium,magnesium ect...

    100 liters is fairly restrictive for fish, but fine to start with.
    Good luck with your new tank, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to send me a pm
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    ultimate reef is a good shout, depends where you are in relation to shops but there are some very good dedicated marine only shops dotted around the country,

    thinking of changing my marine tank to brackish or planted next, as I want to relocate it and decorate
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    ultimate reef is a good shout, depends where you are in relation to shops but there are some very good dedicated marine only shops dotted around the country,

    thinking of changing my marine tank to brackish or planted next, as I want to relocate it and decorate
    Cant get it working on the tapatalk but ultimate reef has been a very informative read . Thanks for the heads up for them . In durham area havent seen a dedicated marine only up here yet there dosent seem to be any fish store that is dedicated to any thing around here even the so called koi places have loads of tropical in

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    bit of a trip but there's a good one at Clifton moor York, ocean corals and reptiles,

    they started marine only and have grown and grown over the last few years, went into reptiles as owner loves them and then with latest move to bigger shop they added freshwater.
    the slow pond build thread

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    Road trip is in order in spring to pinch Fred's fish any way so could be a little stop off

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    you will find on UR that you can post questions and get sensible answers from the majority of users

    you will also see how mad and presumably wealthy some folks are with 10,000+ ltr marine tanks in their homes, sometimes in specially made extensions,
    the slow pond build thread

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    [QUOTE=bowsaw;312044]you will find on UR that you can post questions and get sensible answers from the majority of users . . .

    Ha never heard of on this forum Haha


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    Cheers mate dose seem a very good forum . Ha yeah I've flicked though some pictures and they are crazy like beautiful and breathtaking but crazy haha

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    buy small and grow big for corals and avoid the stupid hype of apparently rare morphs of zoas etc, people went the same as tulip crazy for a while

    oh and some things are very toxic if you mess about with them in the wrong way, so research well, don't be a daily fail story after picking up a Darwin Award for sticking a coral under the hot tap in the sink and making a deadly aerosol
    the slow pond build thread

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    I want corals think they are beautiful but it's a scary thing to try and get my head around koi and filter set ups can be daunting but nothing on a reef set up . Littles legs obviously wants a memo clown and wants the anenome to go with it but they harm other fish and people just need to make sure I put all the research in to this that I can . Told her there is no chance of getting a dory blue tang untill we get a much bigger tank

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    don't bother get a blue tang, they are renowned for bringing itch as they seem to die and bring disease very easily,

    if you get an anemone fish, one needs to be much bigger than the other, get them after the rest of the stock as they are territorial and don't expect them to host in a hurry, I had some for years that preferred the sump guard than a couple of bubble tips in the tank,
    the slow pond build thread

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    Would you suggest a fish only to start and build from there ?

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    [QUOTE=bowsaw;312044]you will find on UR that you can post questions and get sensible answers from the majority of users

    '' Would you suggest fish only to start with and then build from there ''
    Naaaa maybe water first Johnathan...……..is that a sensible answer

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    [QUOTE=anne;312064]
    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    you will find on UR that you can post questions and get sensible answers from the majority of users

    '' Would you suggest fish only to start with and then build from there ''
    Naaaa maybe water first Johnathan...ÖÖ..is that a sensible answer
    Hahaha mint . Enough of that stuff falling here to day feel like a fish

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    LPS and softies are dead easy, I never water change etc just top up.

    the inverts that make up the CUC are often harder to keep than the fish,
    the slow pond build thread

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