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  1. THE ANIMAL

    THE ANIMAL

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    Hi guys

    i am in Durban on holiday, i want to visit some local pet shops, can you please tell me where to find any? i do not know the area at all.
     
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    Hi Animal - try Northlands Pets close to Makro in Springfield Park. If you go onto their web-site you can get directions there.

    I believe in the Gateway shopping mall there's a LFS called Julie's Pets as well.....
     
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    thanks, i also need some advice on my DSB. I was playing around with the idea of taking some moist sand home to put in my sump for the DSB. WILL IT WORK????? the tank i bought is a matured tank + - 8 years, however i struggle to get all the waterquality to standard. it is a concern to me as the tank consists of corals, fish and 300kg + live rock.
     
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    Hi Animal - yes - it CAN work, BUT, you will HAVE to oxygenate the sand by placing a power-head/battery operated air-pump in the container and some water - otherwise the bacteria in the sand will MOST LIKELY die off...
    The die off will cause an ammonia spike.

    Have you not perhaps thought of building an algae scrubber?
     
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    Yes, I read SantaMonica's artical about the algae filter screen,if that is what you are reffering to.? i am planning on building it.
     
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    I believe Hennie used sea sand in his tank, just not sure how he transported it.
     
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    LOL! I also used sea sand in my tank - but I live 1.7 km's from the beach ;)
     
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    So do I, but Hennie lives in Bloem.:razz:
     
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    YES I know Hennie, i will phone him to ask, thanks i did not know that he uses sand.
     
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