End of year product spending !

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  1. Puppy

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    Every December I top up on certain products that the systems requires to keep going,just to get the feel around I was wondering who else does the same thing.
    I will need the following in the next month or so:
    2 x Deniballs R600
    2 x Antiphos Fe R600
    2 kg zeovit zeomag magnesium granulate R500
    20 kg Hydrocarbonate R1000
    2 x life A R350
    3 kg Kent Coral builder R900
    2 x TM calcium and magnesium test kits R800
    2 x red sea KH test kits R300
    3 kg kalkwasser R400
    2 kg Kent Biosedemint R300
    kent Max products R700
    The total is over R6000 ,and to think that its all just products.

    I only worked this out this morning and believe me I was shocked .The problem is I cant run the system sufficiently without these products.
    Please note each product price is what I assume I will pay these days, so this is not an actual price list.

     
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  3. crispin

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    go to go back to FOWLR:)
     
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    but you do raise a very interesting question as to what people need to dose to have a top class sps dominated tank. thats a hectic list and a nasty price tag, but will last an age i should think, just tough to fork out all at once
     
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    Why do you do it in December? Might come across as being selfish to the wife.
     
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    Come on hows that gonna help me !:)
    If I do that I might as well shut down as I cannot see myself looking at pink rock and fishies all the time.And I will prolly have to spend on products anyway to get that damm pink rock looking good.
     
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    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

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    Hahaha Crispin do u wanne handle this 1.
    Dohn I always do, thats how i plan my system for the year ahead.
     
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    Thats a nasty price tag. But with your setup, its worth it!!!
     
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    Looking at your setup.That is money well spent. ;)

    Maybe have a collection can close to the tank for visitors to fill:whistling:
     
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    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

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    LOL yeah,problem is Andreas I cannot charge anyone for something I enjoy.
    The guys who fetched frags from me will tell u, I refuse to sell a single piece.
     
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    O how long will those products last on average ?
     
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    DNW 300 R4000.00
    MH's + Ballast and reflectors - R2500.00
    2*39W T5 units - R2000.00
    AM Carx - R1250.00
    New Solenoid Valve - R1200.00
    French angel - R900
    Potter angel - R900
    Majestic Angel R790
    Clown Trigger R550
    New SPS Corals +- R3000.00
    Forget about the supplements....
    Total +-R15890.00 exc supplements.
     
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    Joe it last a year on most of the products some even last longer like for example the kent MAX products.
     
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    Puppy Thread Starter Lives for SPS

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    Sound like a new tank Mek ;).
    Yeah hardware is another topic.
     
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    Seriously dude. Money goes like the flow we have in our tanks :p
     
  16. Andreas

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    That is an understatement!!Just calculating in my head what I would still like and need:pmakes me sad.
     
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    David - you are now calculating things that you purchase ALL IN ONE TIME.....

    I have probably already spent that JUST the last two or three months to get some LIFE back into my tank ;)

    BUT - no - I do not spend THAT much on additives on my tank. BUT - as every one said - THAT is most likely the cost of having such an AWESOME TANK as you have! In the end - it's worth it....
     
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    I will be buying Kalk from Dischem - R 6.00 ;)
     
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    I was gonna say u joking but I am pretty sure u not.What type of kalk is this?

    Thanks Jacques ,I still have to get the life back into my tank,planning to get a black tang and a chevron soon.
     
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    Standard Calcium Hydroxide, BP grade. Been using it for ages.

    Seriously, I want to change all my T5's, which should set me back R 2,500.00 :whistling:
     
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    Will look for it next time I pop into Dischem.
    I need todo that 2.Looking at about the same price for 8 x T5's
     
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