what equipment for my tank should i get?

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  1. keegz001

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    its a 500l total volume tank,the list i need price inc please
    heater 500l
    skimmer what make and type? budget R2500 for skimmer
    powerhead/s how many and what cost
    any other equipment i need?
     
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    check the for sale threads.
     
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    i vote it.... I know skimmer too expensive but works gr8.
    1x jager heater (300watt) -+R295
    ATI 160bm skimmer :whistling: -+R4500
    Wavemarker tunze 7095
    -Multicontroller -+R1800
    -2x stream 6125 -+R2200 ea (can save for next big tank, another add 2x)
    or
    -2x stream 6085 -+R1700 ea

    All on HOF
    *orca nitra guard
    *orca phostha gaurd

    Good luck!!!:1:
     
  5. viper357

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    If you can push up to 3k for a skimmer then perhaps try this one - Bubble Magus NAC 7 Cone Protein Skimmer - R2,995.00 : Jungle Aquatics, Petshop Superstore and Retail Outlet I have the smaller version of this skimmer and they work like a bomb.

    Or one of these perhaps, both very good skimmers
    http://www.onlinepetshop.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=9837&category_id=357&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=85
    http://www.onlinepetshop.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=9821&category_id=357&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=85 this is quite a big skimmer though so check that it will fit in your sump.

    Pumps - all dependant on budget, they range from R100 up to 5 or 6k for a single pump.:eek: If you're on a tight budget then for pumps you could maybe try the cheap and nasty sunsuns, very cheap Chinese pumps but work well. http://www.onlinepetshop.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=12839&category_id=348&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=85
     
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    Research and read @keegz001, us feeding you wont make you learn.:)
    I agree with @RiaanP, the for sale threads have tons.

    I like what @Fanlie suggested.
    The best advice from me is don't skimp on your skimmer, you can always buy cheaper pumps and power heads now and replace them later, your skimmer needs to be top notch. Rather up your budget for that. Next, buy a good heater, like a Jaeger, they last long and will most likely not fail.
     
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  8. DeanT

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    Take your budget and throw it out the window for starters
    It will never be enough , or take your initial figure and triple it
     
  9. keegz001

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    well i guess ill have to delay my tank for another 8 months or so oh well may aswell get it done propelly.
     
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