chaetomorpha Needed in Vaal

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  1. Nsteyn

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    Anyone in the Vaal area have some piece of macro algae that you do not need?
    If you do Please, Ill take it off your hands.

    On that - What Lighting does these guys require?


    Tnx!

    Niel
     
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    Hi Niel,

    I might be able to help you out with a bit....
    I have Cheato (not much, but can spare a bit) and some caulipera.

    I've harvested some last week, but I'm sure that I can take out some more....


    I'm using energy safers
     
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    Tnx Raven! but Ill rather wait a while than to do you short...
    But if you are sure I will apreciate it a lot!

    Expect a pm from me :D
     
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    Cool!
    Do you have a DSB running - maybe we can swap some sand...
    My sand bed is running for 3+ years now, so I would like to get a cup of new sand in... :)
     
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    well - while we're at it - ANY one else in the Vaal area interrested to swap some sand?
     
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    Raven, I do have a dsb - its only about 5 weeks running - but I had it seeded from Erenst at Visdam's Display tank as well as a cup of Sand from Cybervic in Kimberley - so maybe there is some goggas in there that would be of value to you...

    Ill bring a cup along it and when I collect the chaeto.

    How do I do it - just lift a cup out? from all the layers or just the top or what would be the best way to do this?
     
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    There will be some goggas after 5 weeks, but I'll get some sand from you a bit later...
    No haste in that!

    I'll give you some of my sand as well - will boost yours a bit more!;)
     
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    How about a cup if you don't mind, my DSB brand new with washed sand, only running for one week.;)
     
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    Sure - just let me know when....

    I'm home 2morrow.
     
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    Tnx a lot to Raven for his assistance!

    Nice to walk into a strangers home, and feel at home :D

    Intresting how this hobby bring people of all walks of life together.
     
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    You can say that again, it feels like i know him for years, thanks for everything Raven. I shared mine with Goby and he was over the moon, keep well my friend.:thumbup:
     
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    wouldn't getting sand from the coast be better?
     
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    It's only a pleasure guys! ;)
    I'm really glad that I could help you!

    I must say, it's nice that more people in the Vaal started with this hobby.
     
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    Hi Dumbo,
    it would have been nice to get "fresh" sand from the coast every now and again!

    But by swapping sand between ourselfs will prevent mono-cultures to thrive. And by swapping sand will give you more diverse creatures...

    So it will be better, but not always possible!
     
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    hi again, i'm busy starting up a reef tank. yesterday my brother brought two checkers bags of sea sand from shelly beach, for DSB. but once my tank is cycling i will be fetching a large amount in containers with water to minamize
    die off.
     
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    Howzit guys,
    I have some cheato available again (not much, about two hands) - if any of you are interrested please let me know...
    Going to harvest this weekend.
     
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    when my tank starts cycling may i have some then. please
     
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    Sure!;)

    Just give me a shout a week or so before you need.
     
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    will do
    thanks
     
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