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  1. GarethV

    GarethV

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    Hi Guys,

    I apologize in advance. I am new to this whole aquarium scene. i currently am only into the fresh water aquariums as i am a new hobbiest trying to learn to one day have a marine aquarium.
    I do need some help.
    I am currently building a 650L fresh water aquarium as part of a DIY project of mine.
    i am very excited and i have learnt a lot in the research i have been doing. Currently i am stuck in that i have been looking at pet stores around Edenvale for K1 media to fill a fluidized filter bed in a project i have been following.
    Can you recommend a place to get it or an alternative to the K1 media as i have come up dry every time. I have found Bio Balls but i see on previous forms you guys are against those.
    I enjoy the hobby and i wish to grow in it.
    Thank you for all the help :thumbup:
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    Hello Gareth


    For Freshwater, maybe try out the sister site
    Tropical Aquariums South Africa

    Kaldness is mostly used for Koi ponds. Did not see a marine setup using Kaldness yet, but in principal it should be very close to NP pellets. Although it is not a carbon source.

    Maybe try out the Koi farms out On Pomona road, cannot remember the name, think it was King Koi.
     
  4. GarethV

    GarethV Thread Starter

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    Hi Riaan,

    Thank you so much for the response. I will post on their site and see what they have to say.
    I have been to visit the shop, i think it is Rand Airport pets. Unfortunately they don't stock the fluidized variant. I will keep looking but thank you again.:thumbup:
     
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