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  1. aggies

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    Hi All

    Any ideas on where i can get water to fill the tank?
    went to some place in Sea Point but they not supplying water until futher notice.:(
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Aggies - I get my water from the 2 Oceans Public Aquarium. You get a year membership at R195, then you can collect up to 400 litres of water, per week.....

    The water is not 100% perfect - it has some phosphates sometimes, but, I have NEVER had issues in my tank when using their water.
     
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    thanks jacquesb, will go to the waterfront 2moro and signup
     
  5. Jaak

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    We're trying to talk to the guys at the research institute in sea point to allow aquarium owners to collect water again. We'll let you know if anything comes of it. In the meanwhile the 2Oceans is your only bet or you can fetch water from the ocean yourself.
     
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    2Oceans is the better evil - I think its their water that is the source of my GHA problem. Water before water change = 0 phospates. Water after water change = 5 phosphates. It takes about a day for the phosban to kick in and then all is normal again.

    I wonder if that small spike everytime i do a water change is the source of my GHA problem mmmm..
     
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    You could always make your own with RO water and a reliable sea salt.
     
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    Making water when I live so close to the sea just seems wrong somehow:p
     
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    It may seem wrong but indeed 90% of the best looking tanks anywhere around the world are run with synthetic sea salt ( Tropic marin, Instant ocean, Kent, Reef crystals and many more)

    Check it out..... you wont know unless you try.
     
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    Your probably right, but there is just one small problem left. 2Oceans water = R195 per year.

    I have never priced sea salt but i'm guessing its way more than that
     
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    Its like taking the bus or driving your own car. You have the choice.
    Both tanks in my pictures are not older than 6 months and have not seen a drop of natural sea water.

    Either way both work.:thumbup:
     
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    Yip very true both do work its like Soda and Diet soda, almost the same but there is a difference, been running on NSW for about 7 yrs and never had a problem.
     
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    Any particular reason as to why they stopped supplying?
     
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    I think people were abusing the facility thats why they have stopped supplying.
     
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    I stay close to the beach but I'll never use natural sea water. I just don't trust it...
     
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    that is something i will be looking into as I have a RO unit but I would like to be setup and have the tank running before I look at that option.
     
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    Yes, someone took more water than they said they were taking resulting in a pump burning out and it's over 10k to replace.
     
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    SAD!!!:(

    I went to the 20ceans and signed up yesterday and received my
    License to cruise disk :) :yeahdude:
     
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    Cool!! Just a word of advice, check their water for phosphates as it is an issue sometimes and also check their sg. Last week their sg was sitting at 1.028, you might need to diltue with RO. All the best mate!!:thumbup:
     
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