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  1. werner5

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    hey guys i know i should get an skimmer for my 450 liter tank but i realy dont have the money to do that what should i do because the skimmers are very expensive
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    I'll sell you my TS2 for R1300 how does that sound
     
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    Werner - keep your eyes on our Classifieds section - you might just as well see a skimmer there for sale.
    I would have given another member (Luke) a Red Sea Prizm Pro Deluxe skimmer. The only thing that's "wrong" with the skimmer, is that the pump needs an impeller. You should just need to get an impeller which should cost you around R100-R120...

    BUT - if you can organize shipping from Cape Town, you can have the skimmer..... because Luke is getting another skimmer....
     
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    TS2 skimmers are very good value for money, and they're rated for 750litres which will be perfect for your tank (always a bit bigger)
    or you can build your self an algae scrubber, check this out:

    Mega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY! - General Discussions
     
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    sorry pete i am realy broke cant even afford R1300 sorry dude
     
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    Werner, read this thread, I know it's long but worth it. Take note of the calculations - not difficult at all. You build it with a couple pvc pipes and a globe in a cheap container. Then at least you have something in place until you saved (what's that? :p) enough for a skimmer. Do regular water changes together with the scrubber and your OK ;)
     
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    bud it is an item you should be looking at getting as soon as cash is available.. there are other options like building someting yourself.. there are plenty of threads where members have embarked on this journey.. some are made from 2lt coke bottles to 25 lt buckets to empty silicone containers.. the possibilities are endless..rather something than nothing at all.. incedently what is your allowed budget for a skimmer? good luck and i will keep an eye out for one for you aswell..
     
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    thanx leslie hempel i think i will be getting one i am neogothiating with my dad and i think he is going to lend me the money then i can just pay him back:)
     
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    good one dude.. its a definate must.. try get the biggest you can get your hands on the ts2 mentioned is a great buy.. im sure you will be planning a bigger setup before long;)
     
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    yup will do so my dad say he will see if he can get it next week maby
     
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