Anyone willing to donate a cup or two of mature sand?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by coralline, 9 Jan 2012.

  1. coralline

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    Hi guys,

    I've just started a fairly large DSB (roughly 150cm X 50cm) and would love to get some mature sand from an established DSB to get it going...

    Is anyone out there able to kindly donate? I'll exchange it with fresh sand;)!
    If the same person has a few pieces of LR they wanna sell, I'll grab that too, also in exchange for fresh sand:razz:, or cash!

    Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Where are you based? You are welcome to come and get a cup or two. I'm in the Fourways area.
     
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    dude hows your tank coming along? Do you hve a thread?
     
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    I'm in Ruimsig.
    If you want a cup or two.
     
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    Thanks so much! I'm in Fourways, so that will be awesome! Maybe PM me your details and I'll call you to arrange a suitable time to pop by.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Thanks very much! Mariusmeyer also offered and he's in the same area, although Rumisig isn't too far from me so I might take you up on your offer since my DSB is pretty big;). Maybe at the weekend? If you don't mind PMing me your details I'll call you to arrange a time suitable to you.

    Much obliged!
     
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    @Tremayn: Hey buddy! Yeah, the tank is now finally coming along - I had it running for about 5 months with 'Saltwater Mollies' in it (stop laughing!) as I was working loads and wasn't willing to start marines properly and irresponsibly... But I have now moved and the 750 liter system is now up and running and ready for some damsels, so I'll start a proper thread [as the Moderators would prefer :p], hopefully this weekend!
     
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    watch out for damsels, they may be tough but are very agro... not a good starter fish
     
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    There is a reason people refer to a damsel as the Devil fish
     
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    @mariusmeyer : Thanks very much for your help and advice. Very kind of you!
    @Quintin : Thank you for the sand, and extra freebies! Really kind of you, and I can't wait to see the new tank when it's done!

    Mods, you can close this thread now. Thank you.
     
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    No probs.
    Hope the bugs, feather dusters and stuff in the sand helps to get you going.
    Frags should grow nicely, they are a metallic green when the polyps pop out.
    If you need help with the moon lights give me a shout.

    As I told you, the new new tank stand is not square so has to go for engineering to have it heated, placed in a jig and fixed.
    But hey, suppose it is all part of the hobby.
    If it was easy, it would be boring.....
     
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