Water change Water in Jhb North

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  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi all,

    I am based in Northriding, i have a tank i am going to start cycling, if anyone has old water from a water change or is going to do a water change in the next week or so please let me know as i would like to use old water for the cycling .....

    thanks !! :thumbup:
     
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  3. Mouse

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    Neil, I am cleaning my tank tomorrow if you fancy some of my old water? What I can do is stick it in a bucket / large bin (which I only use for my tank) until you're ready to collect?
    I'm in Gallo Manor...
     
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    Neil once my cheato has started to grow i will let you know and you can come fetch some from me if you dont have. I'm close to you.

    Otherwise my tank is still kinda cycling. I think a cup of sand from a mature DSB would be better.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am in rivonia, so i have some for you as well, near gallo manor if u go past mouse.
     
  6. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    That would be awesome, many thanks, let me know when i can pick it up pls

    fantastic, let me know when you do your water change

    Thanks Dallas, much appreciated !
     
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    Hi Niel I'm doing 25 liters weekly, doing one tomorrow again if you want it it's yours.
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awesome boendoe.... i would love that water..... we can sommer do the frag swop the same time ... pm me your details and we can make plans!!!
     
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    Sweet PM send.
     
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    I am in Northriding and will have 25l tomorrow and every Sunday .
     
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    Neil H...Im just curious, is thr any benefit in using old tank water to cycle a new system...?

    Should you not use a cup of live sand from an established DSB...or what...?
     
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    I'm with Riyadhessa here - my old water is "yellow" I am not sure of the benefits to your tank, in fact can only think of negatives.

    I like the saying "nothing good happens fast" and trying to speed up a cycle can only go awry.
     
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    Guys dont know if this Neils idea but I think didnt want to waste "new" salt in these "cycling" of his tank - Let see what he says - Didn't someone in JHB area do this with no problems a few months back or am I suffering with de 'ja vu!
     
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    Hi guys Niel is using the old tank water to speed up the cycling proses, it works pretty well, most of the water will still be fine if he gets it from reefers that does weekly water changes. I starter my tank on old water and it cut down the cycle process by half. The water contains all the bacteria to start the proses so you don't have to wait for the dead shrimp to do it's job.
     
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    ok, caveat utilitor
     
  16. Neil H

    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i will pick it up if you keep it, many thanks

    the bacteria in the water itself is negligable, and the filtration of this system will be seeded from 4 different sources. there are no distinct benefits from a bacteria standpoint, i am trying something out and "used" water will work just fine so why use new salt ?

    there is no way i would add yellow water.... i suggest you look into running some activated carbon, or replace your current carbon because it aint working .....

    "nothing good happens fast is the philosophy that i use in my reefing and agree wholeheartedly !

    you pretty much hit it on the nail there boet

    i will be pretty picky with the water to be honest ...

    noted but not relevant


    thanks for the input all !:thumbup:
     
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    Neil if u can make your way to Lenz i will have 30 Litres on Monday avail.
     
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    Did you come right ?
     
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