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Old 09-09-2011, 03:38 PM   #21
 
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Thanks for that Reffing :O)
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:25 AM   #22
 
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Ok I got the tank, its a TL450 and the seller said it was a second generation one and it doesnt have all the problems with the gaps in the backboard and the bad skimmer that the first one did. I am going to have a look at the model of the skimmer tonight if I have time and post some pics of it.

I have decided to clean the tank right the way through top to bottom and start it fresh. It came with live sand....do you think I should keep this sand and wash it and put it in there dead or just bin it and buy new Live Sand?
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #23
 
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Ok I got the tank, its a TL450 and the seller said it was a second generation one and it doesnt have all the problems with the gaps in the backboard and the bad skimmer that the first one did. I am going to have a look at the model of the skimmer tonight if I have time and post some pics of it.

I have decided to clean the tank right the way through top to bottom and start it fresh. It came with live sand....do you think I should keep this sand and wash it and put it in there dead or just bin it and buy new Live Sand?
You should be ok using that sand after rinsing it out.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:48 AM   #24
 
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Ok that will save me a few quid. Will it take longer to cycle or does it make no difference. Im in no rush, just wondered what the point of LS is if I can just use that stuff after it being washed. Also can I wash it in tap water?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #25
 
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Ok that will save me a few quid. Will it take longer to cycle or does it make no difference. Im in no rush, just wondered what the point of LS is if I can just use that stuff after it being washed. Also can I wash it in tap water?
It will still take some time to cycle. And yes you are killing the bacteria that are in the sand to shorten the cycle. You could use fully cured live rock if you don't want a long cycle. The sand will team with life again once you put it back into the tank, no worries there. The sand is alot finer than crushed coral and bodes better for sand sifting critters.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #26
 
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Ok thanks for the info Madness :O)
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:21 PM   #27
 
sry wrong post
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