Hi from Richards Bay..

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  1. Seaman

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    Hi im from Richards Bay, im going to start my first marine aquarium soon :thumbup: , so any info will be apreciated thanks..
     
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    Welcome to MASA, fire away with all the questions you have.
     
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    Okay thanks i will do:) , i will go tomorrow and take some pics of the tank i like to buy..
     
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    :welcometomasa1:Seaman.

    For info we need questions;)
    Pic's will be GR8.
     
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    Welcome to MASA :)
    Do you know Sean Koekemoer? He's also from Richardsbay.
     
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    Lucky guy if you do, i would reccommend you pay him a visit before opening your wallet, Sean knows his stuff and will be able to point you in the right direction.
     
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    Can i use Pool filter sand in the DSB?
    No i dont know many ppl here as i stay in Kwambonambi.
     
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    Be careful what you use, some sand contains silicates (bad) many folk use the playsand, or collect it from the sea (as deep and far out as you can get) or buy it from your local marine fish shop.
     
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    How can i see if the sand contains silicates?
    But i will go and see the marine fish shop any way.. is the sand expensive?
     
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    You can only go by the manufacturers details for that info. Sand isn't expensive - compared to the rest of the hobby. personally i would but live sand.
     
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    Hope we can assist you in this wonderfully interesting hobby
     
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    Okay thanks wee-man, i will go for live sand then..
    And for the sand in the tank what must i use there?
     
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    More of the same, just keep it to 1 or 2 cms deep.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Seaman!:wave2:
     
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    Get yourself a silicate testkit.Tropic Marin makes a Silicate test kit.
     
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    I dont know yet to post pics of the tank but it is 211x45x52 the glas is 1cm..
     
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    that's a nice size tank Seaman!what equipment do you plan on buying for this setup?
     
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    Thanks, i dont know yet, but what do you think i must use?
     
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    You can not buy live sand in Richards Bay. You can use playsand available at reggies in Richards bay for your tank. Many people use it. Should you want something better you will have to order aragonite but not available in the area. Try some JHB or CT suppliers. If I were you I would go with playsand.

    I may have a few bags lying around if you want send me a pm and I'll look for you ;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA.....best advice go slow......budget plan research and then impliment....
     
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