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  1. Pete

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    Hi all

    Was lucky enought this weekend to be given a 1200m tank with matching stand and hood with sump(complete set up). Did not want to use the substrate so just wanted to know if putting play sand in the display is fine as dont have the $ for aragonite now so here we go five months into the hobby of marine and upgrading already.:yeahdude: :slayer:
     
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    That sounds AWESOME Pete! Looking forward to follow your journey with this tank! Now you must just get a TS1 or TS2 ReefTek skimmer, and then you can have a really decent tank!

    BTW: you can use Reggie's Playsand in your tank's sump, rather than aragonite, if you prefer!

    You can definitely put Reggie's Playsand in the display tank as well, if you prefer.....
     
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    thanks jacquesb reggies here in pretoria did not have so i got some from toys-r-us will this be ok for the display will start posting picks as soon as new camera has arrived as my one was loaned buy some bugger on the beach (you know the loan with the non return pollicy aka theft)
     
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    got two skimmers with the tank but am planning on upgrading them soon as the $$$$ come in.
     
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    Yes - Pete - the sand from Toys-R-Us is perfect! Just remember that you will have to rinse it QUITE a few times!

    OK- so just go slow with the stocking until you can add a skimmer that will be able to really handle the load......
     
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    Thanks jacquesb
     
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    yip playsand will work.what skimmers came with the tank Pete?
     
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    Hi Mekaeel not sure cant see a name on them
     
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    perhaps post a pic,that might help
     
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    The playsand is fine for your tank, but you will have to wash it extensively, even though it says "washed" on the bag.

    Any joy on getting a pic of the skimmers?
     
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