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post #1 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from South Africa

Hello TFK. Im a novice fishkeeper from South Africa. Ive been lurking around TFK for about 3 weeks and found the articles and posts on here most resourceful. At the moment i dont have an aqaurium, but im am doing research for a new setup. I have had previous experiences with fishkeeping so not all is new. I believe this website will be of great assistance for my new found passion for fishkeeping. and that it will be a blast here in TFK. :D

Thank you very much
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 04:26 PM
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hello and welcome.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 11:14 PM
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Welcome to TFK, Pikkie. We're glad you decided to join us and leave your lurking ways behind, lol. We'll have fun following your tank setup/build. What type of fish are you considering?

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-02-2010, 12:28 AM
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Welcome to the forum.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-02-2010, 06:47 AM
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Hi Pikkie

We're glad you decided to come on board. Are you thinking of saltwater or freshwater?

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-02-2010, 07:14 AM
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Welcome! I can't wait to hear all about your new build. Tell us more... what are you thinking for tank size, fish, salt or fresh?
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-02-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hi and thanks for the hospitality. lol. Wont lurk around anymore. I believe ill have just as much fun following existing member's setups as youll have following mine.

I am a fan of planted FW setups, but did not have much success with them so far. Thats why im doing some research now. As i want i planted aqaurium, i havent really considered what fish i want to keep, maybe ill opt for a densely planted thank with a school of neons, or a community.

I want to get a 4 Foot setup ( 48"x23.6"x17.71", LxHxW), approximately 65 Gallons. Not exactly sure about what lighting i want to use because ive read about the WPG rule that should be only used as a guideline, and i wont have the budget for too expensive CO2 systems used in hi tech planted aqauriums today. And for filter choice im considering to use a sump, but unsure about the return pump and sump design. But at least i have lots of time to research and figure things out.

I am currently shopping around for a tank. almost look like ill be getting a better deal buying a new tank than a second hand one, but ill be patient, since im only planning to set up in january next year.
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