Rimless 24mm starfire tank 4 sale (2m L x 1m W x 700mm H): Waverley, Johannesburg

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  1. Punk

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    Rimless 24mm starfire tank 4 sale (2m L x 1m W x 700mm H) ​
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    hey guys!

    i'm looking at renting out my flat and buying a bigger place, but my tank is too big to be moved

    would anybody be interested in buying only the tank, stand and sump?

    i want to setup a small cube at my new place so i'll keep my equipment

    the tank is too big to be moved out of my garden gate (and breaking down the garden wall is not an option - the body corporate would kill me! )

    sooo... if someone would like to take it they'll have to cut out the silicone and remove reach panel separately and rebuild the tank at your place (or get adriaan to do it for you)

    this is what i paid back in the day, i'm sure it will be a lot more expensive now:
    tank glass: about R10,000
    stand: about R2900
    sump: about R2500

    any offers would be considered and i know that it'll cost you some $$$ to rebuild the tank

    i'll obviously also throw in all plumbing parts involved

    here's details on the tank etc. --->
    Punk's Rimless Reef - Supersized Tanks

    i'll see what the interest is, if i can't get a serious buyer i'll probably just cut it up and put it in storage - but i thought hey let's try give a fellow reefer the chance at getting an awesome tank at a bargain price first

    cheers
    ant
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  3. Suhayl

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    You want cash or will you consider terms over 6 months? Thats an awsome tank and trying to cut up will be a mission on its own. I have tried cutting tanks up before, it takes patience and lots time to do it. It would be great if can be just loaded and moved. What a nice tank it is.
     
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    Hi Suhayl, sorry I would prefer cash

    I've been phoning crane hire companies and it would probably cost between R2500 - R5000 to lift the tank over my garden wall and move it to it's new home

    According to Adriaan from Idol Marine, to build a tank like this would cost well over R20,000

    Cheers
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    punk if the wall is prefab you could just remove the panels (i did it when i was living in a complex), easy and normally the body corporate will give you permission
     
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    Hi FransSny, unfortunately it's a brick wall about 2m high right next to the entrance of my complex...
     
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    damn :p we rented a dolly a while ago, I can ask our factory manager what we paid if you want
     
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    What is a dolly?
     
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    mini crane / hoist
     
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    yes please, will it be able to lift it over the wall (it weighs about 2 tons)?
     
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    On such a tank, I would get Adriaan (pay him) to dismantle it, pack it all up nicely and then sell it (you can add Adriaan's cost to the tank). It is too much of a risk to try and move it all assembled.

    You going to do that anyway if you cannot find a buyer:

     
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    Another option to hire a forklift to do the job. The foklifts can lift very heavy loads. and can get up the wall height. Maybe another forklift can receive on the other side and load. A foklift costs approx a R1000 to hire. Contact Hobstein Engineering (011 622 2087) 082 678 8004.
     
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    wow that sounds like an idea that can work many thanks!

    another "challenge" is that my living room, patio and garden is on different height levels

    what i mean is my living room floor is about 10cm higher than my patio and my patio is about 10cm higher than my garden if that makes sense? :) - i'm not sure if the forklift can travel over different levels unless we carry the tank next to the garden wall using about 10 guys

    also, my garden gate is the width of a normal door, how would i get the one forklift in? are they very heavy? - perhaps we could lift it up and pass it on over the wall?

    fun times hehehe
     
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    Anthony, did you read my post??
     
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    hi sean, sorry missed your post

    we considered it but for some reason adriaan quoted us R9000 to re-glue the side panes to the base in it's new location - even if we dismantle, move the glass and clean the glass for him...
     
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    if you dont mind me asking, what did it cost on labour to put it together the first time ?
     
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    Sorry punk wont work, the forklift wont go through the gate also cant transverse different levels. How about using a dolly to lift over the wall (my guys are in lesotho so will speak to them ASAP) and the a pallet jack to move it into the house ?
     
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    i think the tank and sump labor was about R3000

    (all in all i paid about R6000 labor which included him helping me with my wendy house plumbing as well)
     
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    can a dolly reach over the wall inside my garden?
     
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    yip, the ones the guys used was a 12 mtr up reach, 3 mtr sideways etc. Left them a mail..in lesotho there is almost no cell reception. I will let you know ASAP. Sorry I cant assist on pricing , I just do the marketing ;)
     
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    and quite a good job at that by the sound of it :)
     
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