Newbie needs a tank

Discussion in 'New Members' started by shafiq1, 13 Sep 2011.

  1. shafiq1

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    Hi.

    My name is Shafiq. I'm from the lowveld, Nelspruit.
    Took interest in marine tanks awhile back and have been reading a lot of books and posts on this site.
    Starting of the month my wife made a deal with me, no mods to my car and a less smoking = marine tank. Hope to get a tank end of the month, problem is my lfs asks too much for a setup. R10 000. And that's for tank, sump, skimmer and pumps which Seems ridicolous.size of the tank was 600X500X600.
    I would love to have a 2meter long tank, have the perfect spot in my lounge for it,
    Need to get in contact with someone who can either build me a setup that size with sump or someone who has a similiar setup for sale.

    P.S. I stay in the lowveld, Nelspruit.

    Thanks
    Shafiq
     
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    Hi Shafiq. Check out the For Sale forum under Forums, second from the top left. There is a guy selling a 1.8 meter tank, cabinet, sump and protein skimmer. Says he can ship or you can pick up. Far, but looks very nice for the price.:thumbup:
     
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    shafiq1 Thread Starter

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    thanks

    Thanks dude. Have pm'd freek. Fingers crossed. Beautiful tank.
     
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    shafiq1 Thread Starter

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    And roadblock.
     
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    shafiq1 Thread Starter

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    The search continues. Couriering the tank from durbs to me aint gonna work
     
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    Why not look in the Sponsers section, for sponsers that are close to you.
    And before you buy.....ask the guys on MASA for our input. Because no matter what you buy or decide on, we dont make a cent out of you. And for a little 600mm cube R10k is daylight robbery!!!

    I did the costing on a 650mm x 550mm cube with 3x 24w T5 units, a potent skimmer , carbon and phos reactor, Np pellet reactor and a wave maker = +- R7k.
    And everything has to be couriered to me and i took that into account too.

    Remember when you walk into a petshop.... they dont see you as shafiq, they see you as a walking ATM.(Especially when they see you are new to the game!!!)

    This is just my opinion.
     
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    Well said..

    Shafiq, just take your time and do things slowly.. You will get something.. Your hood is not too far from newcastle?
     
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    Nelspruit is far from Newcastle :whistling:

    Regardless welcome and like everyone else says rather take it slowly :thumbup:
     
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    haha.. What is Nelspruit close to?
     
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    Nelspruit is close to the Kruger National Park FYI :p

    If anything Witbank or Pretoria will be your closest "big" city :(
     
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    Getting My Tank Soon.

    Hi all.
    Just an update on what's happening. Kruger park is 60km from me. Pretoria and joburg are 3500km away. In the process of buying zahed's tank. Will have it home and running by the 10 of October. LR not a problem. Getting about 30kg from mozambique for free. I will be sharing. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry typo error 350 km. Thanks for all the advise. Gonna only start stocking the tank in the new year. 3 months for me to get a grip of keeping the tank stable. Slow and easy wins the race.
    P.S. In and out of joburg on a monthly basis. s
     
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    At least you are in JHB often... Now I know where Nelspriut is.. I heard of it but never actually knew where it was lol
     
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    From PTA on N4 or from JHB on N12 - both meet at Witbank, then you carry on past Middleburg - Nelspruit is about 225km from Witbank which in turn is +-140 from JHB and 100km from PTA - hope I remembered my distances :p
     
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    Why not browse the "sponsors" threads and place an order with some of them ;)

    That way when you do come to this side of the World you can just pick up your already booked livestock :thumbup:
     
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    Its like farming with cattle in the see :tt2:
     
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