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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Alan, 27 May 2007.

  1. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Well after many months of water changes using synthetic, i was finally able to collect 250L of NSW on saturday. The reason i needed it was because i added a 6ft frag tank to my system to replace the 5ft which is on its way to the office to set up a fish only system there. Will be interesting to see if the growth rate on the corals improves again. First thing i noticed, the ph was slightly down on yesterday and my alk had dropped from 8dkh to about 6dkh.
     
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  3. DragonReef

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    Mmm that's interesting.

    Alan have you done a alk test on raw NSW recently. I did years ago but can't remember the reading :(
     
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    Alan Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Haven't for a while, mmmm might be time to do one again. Might actually be worth doing a full range of tests.
     
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    is ballito sorted out now alan?
     
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    Alan Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Collected from Salt Rock.
     
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    how do u guys collect water , with pumps ????
     
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    Pumps are a bonus, but mostly it's the good old fashioned way.

    Wade out into the surf with a 20 litre drum, fill it up with water and back to the car. Repeat 8 to 10 times.
    Spend the rest of the day recovering - lol
     
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    Somebody in Durban needs to setup a 5000L container of NSW then charge the guys to collect from him, I would gladly pay for the convenience.
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    AS long as you recover with a Peroni then its fine :lol:
     
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    Thats no lie..... delivery would be nice as well....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    is it legal to sell local NSW???????? lol. maybe smith can step in here lol
     
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    not to sell but rather provide a service where one collects and he gets paid for the job ..... ok how much u guys wana pay me ???
     
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    Dunno, but not illegal to sell the service.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    we might have to pay tax on it :lol:
     
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    Thought you can collect from Ushaka for R500 a year?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    R500 for how many litres per year sims?and who do you contact there?
     
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    I checked a year or so ago when I started up, was something like R500 and you get a key for the gate where you fill up from a tap, it is untreated water from their sea pipe so should be ok... give them a ring and ask for a form they fax it and thats that...
     
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    thats sounds kewl .......
     
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    cool.sounds good sims
     
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    First thing i noticed, the ph was slightly down on yesterday and my alk had dropped from 8dkh to about 6dkh.

    dropped that much with slightly more than a 10% change??
     
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