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  1. Sparky

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    Hi Guys

    Wasn't quite sure where to post this

    Been a while since I've had marine fish, but I've decided to get back into it.

    I have received a quote for a new tank, glass dimensions 1500*500*650 holding 600L, and a 120L sump. Including the stand and wood finish I want, the cost came in at R8000. Is this a resonable price? To me it seems quite fair, as this is roughly what I would pay for a new "pre-built" tank according to the places I have seen.

    Any comments?
     
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    I paid R1950 for 1200x600x500 by 10mm glass and R850 for 800x500x400 by 6mm glass with 6 partitions as a sump. This was by far the best price I found, in Durban.
     
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    Was that with a cabinet? Or just for the tank and sump.
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    Just the glassware
     
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    personally im thinking R4000 WITHOUT the woodwork - but im no pro, must just be really nice custom woodwork! :thumbup:
     
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    From the previous tanks I have seen from the same place, it will look great.

    Ok, bugger it. Jumping in and going to get it. Delivery in roughly 2 weeks, will post some pictures.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup: Thats what I said when I deceided to start ...
     
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    i think its fair considering its including woodwork.. what wood are you using for the build? if it has a detailed finish it sounds reasonable.

    paint and finishings etc can amount to quite a bit...
     
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    On a completely different note, there used to be a link to a fresh water aquarium site on here, but I can't seem to find it??

    I have a 300L that I want to make fresh water, but need lotsa info first.
     
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    Here you go: Tropical Aquariums South Africa
     
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    It's going to be a dark wood to match the rest of my place. I'm quite happy with the price when comparing it to quotes some of my friends have received.
     
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    Just saw something very worrying on this quote, glass thickness has only been set at 10mm. Dimensions of the tank are 1500x500x650, about 480L (Yes, my original post was incorrect). Surely the glass thickness should be about 14-15mm??
     
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    Sparky , with the correct bracing (as most FW setups have) this should be fine. The glass calc doesnt take bracing into account. Having said this if I built it I would have gone 12 mm
     
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    It hasn't been built yet, so I am going to ask that they do it with at least 12mm glass. I want the tank to be as safe as possible, not really a fan of mopping water out of my house :p
     
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    :lol::lol: There are water on the floor to be mopped up at some point. Nothing like a good flood cleaning session 5:30 in the morning before work:yeahdude:
     
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    hi Sparky,

    think this is a fair price too, does it include plumbing ?

    please make sure that the sump will be able to hold enough water if the power fails. you don't want it to over flow all over your house.
     
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