New member, old aquarist

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  1. Jaco Pretorius

    Jaco Pretorius

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    Hi all

    My name is Jaco and I'm a new member to the forum. I'm not a newbie to aquarium keeping. Started about 22 years ago with fresh water spesializing in Discus and Angels. I gave that up or took a break due to work constraints for about 5 years. I started about 8 years ago but on the marine side of things. I currently have a 800l sps dominted marine tank.

    I have always wanted to go back to discus keeping. I have extra aquariums standing around so why not start now.

    Things have changed so much in freshwater fish keeping that it seems like I have to start from scratch, so I guess I'm a newbie when it comes to fresh water. Lookking forward in learning from the gurus on the site.
     
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  3. Cesar

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    Welcome to the forum!

    The basics never change... besides.. if you successfully kept discus its more than many newbies have done!!
     
  4. Bradley Bunch

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    Hi
    Welcome to TASA, hope you have fun with freshwater


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    Hi @Jaco Pretorius

    Welcome to the forum

    I think the products available have changed/increased, equipment has modernized but at the end of the day, the principles of fish keeping havent changed

    Good luck with the new project and look forward to updated
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    The basics (water chemistry etc) is the same
    You will probably find there has been a lot of progress with equipment.
     
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    Basically everything just got more expensive!!
     
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    @David Kusner ... that is very true but unfortunatly... what hasnt got more expensive?
    I remember buying the Garden and Home magazine for like... R3.00 if not less and you had good reading material from the first to the last page
    Today.. I dont even know anymore...but its probably over R50.00 and its 90% adverts

    However, like a lot of other things, if you shop around and with a bit of DIY you can achieve a lot at fairly reasonable prices
     
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