Getting my tank today!

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  1. gaboon

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    Woohoo, getting my tank at 11. Will post pics later when I stop drooling:biggrin:
     
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  3. Smithers

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    Make sure to take plenty of pics throughout the process !

    Conrgats dude !
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Well it's now 12:17pm in SA so............come on man, wheres he pictures/report etc.etc.:lol:
     
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    We are only 2 hours ahead of you in our summer (once you switch over to daylight saving time). It is now 10h32 here so we just have 30 odd minutes to go now.
     
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    Hey - this is Africa man - Gaboon might just get his tank a wee bit later than 11:00am! ;-) I will be surprised it is actually on-time! :)
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Oops, well according to the time in chat box it is now 12:53 so you can see why i'm a little ahead:blushing:
     
  8. calvin

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    coolman what are the dimensions?
     
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    Congrats Gaboon, nothing beats the excitement of getting a new tank :)

    Keep us updated !!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool man.hurry up now with the pics
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    i already said that, then got moaned at:( :lol:
     
  12. gaboon

    gaboon Thread Starter

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    Here it is, only had enough time for 1 pic, the boss has got me by the short and curlies!

    [​IMG]

    Dimensions are 800 x 400 x 600, not as big as I originally thought but still a good buy. Will post more pics later of the sump, skimmer, hood etc.
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    woohooo, well done fella, did you have a good look round to make sure it was A1 perfecto?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    these rounded corner tanks look neat.i like!
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Just wondered but, the bottom of the stairs, is that a good idea? every time you carry anything upstairs you are in danger of knocking it, if the missus wants a new bed or bedside cabinet etc, you might have to move the tank.

    Don't want to put a downer on your day, but it's worth thinking about now rather than later
     
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    Well done Gaboon, now the sleepless nights really start. Very nice looking tank.
     
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    Well spotted Mike and yeah definatly food for thought.
     
  18. gaboon

    gaboon Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys, pretty chuffed with it. I only have to carry myself up the stairs.

    Dont have a clue where to start with the plumbing, its all there, just got to take some time to figure out
     
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    Good luck gaboon glad to hear that you are stoked to be getting in to the hobby.
     
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    ive seen this tank at julies pets here in durban and was really after it,but finances were a bit tight at the time.awsome system.everything is included correct?that is sump and plumbing etc...other than the skimmer and stuff like that
     
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    Its a second hand tank with everything needed to start: sump, plumbing, skimmer (not the best), 2 pumps, T5's in hood. He also gave me 2 bags of sand for the substrate and a big bag of salt. Will post pics of everything tonight!
     
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