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  1. CW

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    Hi there ppl

    I got myself n 5000L/H power head extra now for the tank.
    I also got a spair heater wich i will use when i prepare the water in n plastic bucket for the water changes.

    I also got some ruber tubing and a little choke valve for when i get new fish for acclimatizing them.

    Here are some pics.
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    Nice..... those SUNSUN pumps are great. Well in a tank my size they are.
     
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    Thanx man. Its a 5000L/H
     
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    what? OK spare. cool. nice cheap and excellent on the price pumps.
    Just never ever forever, take them apart. they got a ceramic shaft.
    And while taking them apart the shaft will snap. Just take them out the tank and use a toothbrush to clean them. As is, do not dismantle them. But they are great for the price.
     
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    About the ceramic shafts, the new ones have titanium shafts. I was amazed when I took my new ones apart and found titanium shafts.
     
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    Whoa! so do the new ones look different or cost more? Pics please :p
     
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    Cool. Thanx for the advice.

    Ill just clean them as is.
    Ja sorry RiaanP. Im afrikaans and my spelling sucks. hehe

    Cw out
     
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    me too, thank goodness for this auto spell checker on Google Chrome...
    Hows that for an endorsement.... pity I get nothing out of it.


    en hello CW, kry vir jou goedkoop items om mee te begin. Onthou net, die items gaan nie hou nie, en jy sal moet opgradeer. Ten minste, leer jy. En dit is belangrik om te leer sonder om geld te mors op wat nie werk nie of nie werk vir jou nie. Asook wat die perke is van die toerusting wat jy aankoop.

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    ok, not really
    CW, get yourself cheap stuff to begin with, just remember these cheap stuff will not last, you have to upgrade. At least,you are learning. And that is important to learn without wasting money on items that does not work, or does not work for you. As well as what is the limitations is of the equipment you are buying.
     
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    Look exactly the same and cost the same as well. Think it was R180 for the 5000Lph one.
     
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    Does these pumps work with 220v or do you get them in 12V as well???
     
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    that is better.
    wonder if I can get titanium replacement shafts?
     
  13. CW

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    HAHA. janee RiaanP. Dis waar ne.
    Ja wat, ek sal maar later kyk vir n beter maak power head. Dan sal ek die 2000L/H in my tank uithaal en gebruik vir die aanmaak van my "water change" se water.
    Ek het darm klaar n spaar heater ook nou. so as daar toeristing is wat ingee dan kan ek darm hul omruil met aner.

    Water maak power heads is beter en die prys ook nie te sleg nie.

    CW uit. hehe
     
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    Cheap Cheap - Sun Sun

    Boyo with intermittent switch, cheapest "wave maker" Actually it switches on one pump, then the other. The Boyu 2 pump with one switch. Else the Boyu 4 pump with a different type of switch.

    Seio - better pumps. some can be on controllers. Good pumps.



    I know you have a LFS problem. Why not check out Dorry Pets online catalog, so you know what is available, then you can shop around. South Africa's largest online marine aquarium pet shop
     
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    Oh ja. My buddy is running a tropical tank with malawi fish. He likes the power heads in my tank. He wants to know if you can put a power head in a tropical tank aswel. and will his fish like something like that?

    Ja the LFS here by me sucks.
    im looking at those Boyu power heads. Verry nice.
    But how save is it buying it ova da net then is shipment save?
     
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    Its save dude,koop by Lazo Dorry Pets.He offers the best prices one can get.:thumbup:
     
  17. CW

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    Man that Boyu WM3 is the best.
    Im saving for that.:thumbup:
     
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    You can import stuff yourself.
    But, then you do not have backup. And believe me, even the most expensive pumps can go wrong. So I rather have that extra safety backup.

    Powerhead for fresh water, yes, can be done, but must a small one. I think, smaller than 1000L/h
     
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    That powerhead could do but depends on the size of the tank. If its a 1.2m or bigger then its not to powerful.

    BTW nice powerhead, bought myself two over the weekend but the 201 twin head one.
     
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