Ushaka marine

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  1. goodisor

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    As a matter of interest. Can you Durbanites get water from Ushaka marine
     
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    Yes we can but they have made it fairly costly and only at certain times, so i dont think its used that often.
     
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    Thanks. Pity. Thought as much though. You would think they would supply the reefers for free or a minimal annual charge.I mean how much water could we possibly take that it would bother them. Community service i say!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I was R500 per year but the main problem I had with it was only collecting between 6pm and 8pm Monday - Friday only. The cost was not the issue.
     
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    LOL, i would also be very careful as they have had issues with the water in the past and that may be because of their position so close to the harbour.
     
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    That was also a concern. I also like to do my water changes on the weekend, little time during the week.
     
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    I just assumed their water would have been perfect,like a reefers dream. Thought they would have had all the tech and skill to condition it first!!........Whats wrong with these guys.What about the dudes in CT,same problem? Oh well, i will just to my NSW nice 'n clean where I get it and no control as to when really,except fort the Parksboard. They dont want us fetching during peak times,otherwise no issues [​IMG]
     
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    The water does not go though any fancy filter. Think it may only go though a sand filter.
     
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    Shucks that sucks.!!!!! No point in getting from them then [​IMG]
     
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    but the water that they make available to us, isnt it at a point in the system where its got all the shark+dolphin+everything else poo or before? would seem very silly to get it with all the nasties. why not just get water from the ocean itself? would save 500 to use on the new coral;)
     
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    To answer the question on the Cape Town 2 Oceans Aquarium water supply service:
    Annual 2 Oceans membership fee (now R180, used to be R120 about a year ago)....
    - for this, members can collect up to 400 litres of water per week, any day of the week, as long as it is before 3pm in the afternoon.
    - this water goes through 12 huge huge drums, each with different filtration media - they also use a floculant that binds with POC's, BEFORE the water goes through to the filtration drums....
    AFTER the water as gone through the filtration media it goes to the "sump" area - from there, excess water is pumped via the external "water collection" area (that's where we reefers/members can collect our water from (just have to bring our own hose-pipe and hose-pipe connector)....

    :)
     
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    Only reason I tried it is becouse you just drive up and fill, no carrying drums of water.
     
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    I wish the local one had the same policies.
     
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    we will send you pic's of our water collecting in a week or two ;)
     
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    pay me enough and i'll carry the drums for you:thumbup:
     
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    I have 200l ones.:whistling: Like to see you carry them. Should we start taking bets.:1:
     
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    I bet R1000 :D
     
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    i could carry them empty:whistling: do i have to technically carry them or could i
    A)use a wheelbarrow or something of the like
    B) use smaller containers to fill that one
    C) tell you to keep your money and sit on the side drinkin :peroni: while you suffer:thumbup:
     
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    So I guess you are chickening out.
     
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