The journey of my 1.8m reef from SA to Norway

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  1. knut-ove

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    Hi.

    First of all I would like to thank Crispin, without him I would not have got my 2x0,7x0,7m tank. Thank you for all you`r help Crispin :thumbup:

    Last but not least a big thanks to Warr for helping me selling the live stuff.:wave2:

    So here is the story:

    I got to know Crispin who moved to Norway with his girlfriend, witch I knew when I was younger. He had his tank shipped from SA to Norway along with rest of his stuff, and by luck we found a tank in the classified section here on MASA. By the help of Warr and Crispin`s contacts I bought the tank and got it shipped along with Crispin`s tank.

    The tank has just arrived, and I am starting the work of setting it up :p.

    I will try and upload pics and share with you. It`s great to have MASA to lean on in my journey into this fascinating world.

    Now to the First pics, more to come ...........

    Tank must be cleaned properly:(.

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    The stand is quite rusty, must be grinned down and re painted:(.

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    Pumps etc was stuffed together, and in quite a tangle ...

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    Will keep posting the progress :biggrin:.
     
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  3. JD167

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    Great to hear you received your equipment. It's like X-mass in July! :)
     
  4. Travis1

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    cool man. keep up the great work. looking forward to seeing the outcome.
     
  5. ziyaadb

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    Fantastic to see that you have your tank and equipment
     
  6. Afsal

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    wow thats huge , and shipped across the world in one piece , thats awesome ... by the way what did shipping cost ???
     
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    Great stuff man. Cant wait to see the progress :)
     
  8. FransSny

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    Awesome...congrats !

    And I'm scared to move my sump across the room :p
     
  9. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! Knut-Ove! THAT's AN AWESOME TANK man! Congratulations! And also awesome to see that you got all the kit with it. Yeah - unfortunately 2nd hand kit mostly DOES require some work.

    BUT, in the end, it will be MORE than worth it!

    So - I take it that Crispin's tank has also then arrived? ;)
     
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    Cool....Cant wait to see the progress.
     
  11. Mathewis

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    Why did you ship the stuff to Norway? Wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy everything over there? Is marine equipment/glass to expensive in Norway?
     
  12. crispin

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    is insanely expensive. R250/ head on a euphillia coral. just a simple example.

    Knut its great to see that you have got cracking on it. It does indeed need some work and I am really sorry to hear of the butcher job done on the plumbing and over flow:( but atleast this time you can set it up right and have a great tank in your house.

    i am glad that tank survived, amazing really that both 1.8m and full sumps have lasted that whole way, that in itself is something to be proud of :)

    you now have a bloody big tank waiting to be cleaned fulled and then cycled. It will be a great adventure getting this right, especially as you and i are the closest two tanks I know of in Norway and we are a cool 250km apart.

    but best of luck fella, i will help all i can and I am sure MASA will give you great advice.

    lets get that closed loop sorted nice and fast too :)
     
  13. crispin

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    it has, but i cant unload it yet as I am gutting the whole first floor of the house (NO I AM NOT CARRYING IT UP TO SECOND FLOOR!!!! REGARDLESS OF BRIBES!!) and it has to wait till i have put in underfloor heating and a new floor:( I am itching to get it going, but its survived perfectly (brilliant packagaing crispin :)) and i will get cracking on it soon enough :)
     
  14. knut-ove

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    Yepp, but he got some work to do on the house first:whistling:...
     
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    In Norway this kind of tank is EXPENSIVE :(:(:(:(:(

    The cost of this tank is 1/6 of what I have got to pay over here :thumbup:
     
  16. crispin

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    haha "some work indeed".....new undefloor heating, move 3 walls, move the stairs, place the support for new floor, place the underfloor heating, lift all the doors, place in new floor, install a new kitchen, new living room (african style masks and all!) studio for the non reefer...before winter?????????

    and if you recall Norway suffers a 10 month disease called winter!:p
     
  17. knut-ove

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    The tank will be up and running in a couple of weeks then??? :whistling:
    Since you are a farmer with all this time on you`r hands ;)
     
  18. knut-ove

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    Thanks man. I have had great pleasure of watching you`r tread:thumbup:.
    Will keep posting.

    And by the way ..... If you`r handyman is up for a working vacation ?? ...... Norway is great this time of the year;)
     
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    wicked cool you guys got your tanks!!!
     
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    sounds like a good idea, i might just take you up on that
     
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    Happy to hear that you got all your equipment...
     
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