I need to seed my DSB in durbs

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  1. durleo

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    Hi Guys

    I have just started my cycle and need to seed the DSB.

    Anyone in durbs that will be willing to help with a cup of Bacteria:)

    Regards
    Duran



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  3. Matt

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    I would add another 5cm onto that DSB personally ;)
     
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    Hey there Duran - firstly welcome to MASA - I'm with Matt on this one how high is the sand in your DSB?
     
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    Heya cuz, i'm in pmb, my DSB's just starting up, but you're welcome to a cup or so if you're in the neighbourhood . . . Maybe a better idea would be to arrange with a few of the Durban crowd to bring some to the next get-together - if everyone brings a cup full your sand bed will increase in height nicely :)
     
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    Dude, why not got get a couple of cups of livesand from the beach? Just go to a good clean spot and take it out below the low water mark... That's personally what I would do.
     
  7. durleo

    durleo Thread Starter

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    Hi guys - thanks for the advice - My DSB is 15cm at the moment - I put 3 x 20kg bags of Playsand from Toys R Us:)
    When is the next Durban get together and how can I get more info.
    About the beach - i was thinking about that - How much would I need from the beach?
     
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    YES Durleo:iagree: you need to add a couple of cm to your DSB and I wll put the heater with the skimmer or in the return chamber.
     
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    Hey there - I will try and put it in the skimmer chamber as i have already lost a heater by having it in the return chamber,
    When i initially started it up the return chamber went dry:)
    It got pretty hot and then I in haste stuck it in the DSB chamber and boof:thumbup: it exploded. But i guess its a learning curve.
     
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    :lol::rofl::lol: been there done that! Hey buddy we getting together this coming Sunday at the Dive club near Ushaka for a bring and braai! Why dont you join us and I'm sure as a welcoming gift I can bring you some "imported" sand all the way from Newcastle! I have a few guys sand mixed in mine so you will get a bit from everyone - Will Pm you my details Also try to get hold of lIghty,Scubaninja or Mekaeel - they will help you join our KZN club and be part of this big MASA family!
     
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    Yes it happens when you dont have a top up system,:lol: so it whould be best to put it with the skimmer. You must contact Mekaeel for sum seeding for your DSB.
     
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    Thanks - I would really appreciate some seed from ur DSB. Do you know what time the Braai is and what do i need to bring? Besides my own meat - maybe we can have a fish braai:lol: -
     
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