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I though a good idea for a thread would be a list of non-LFS shops and what useful stuff (for reefkeeping) you can get there. I will update the first post as people post and keep it all neatly in one place. Will almost be a shopping list for newbies ;)

Builders Warehouse
Dremels (fragging sps, cutting glass, DIY stuff)
Electrical adaptors etc
Clear tubing
Lifetech pumps
Wood
Glass

Bright's Hardware 'cause they're nicer and more professional than Builder's Warehouse
Speck Pumps for biggish water pumps

Woolworths
Nori (aka seaweed, food for tangs and other fish)

Chinese shop in Northgate (JHB) in the Pick 'n Pay section
Cheap Nori

Checkers
6500K energy saver bulbs (nanos or sumps with chaeto)
Plastic "clamps" (like really strong pegs)

Pick n Pay
Cable ties
DC transformers (for DC fans, LED's etc)
Nori (cheaper than woolies)
Bicarbonate of Soda - alkalinity supplementation

Maizey Plastics website
ABS sheets (for tank backing etc)
Perspex
Acrylic tubing (for DIY'ing skimmers/reactors etc)
Eggcrate (lighting diffuser)

Plastic World website
Eggcrate
ABS
PVC
Perspex

Effast website
PVC plumbing fittings and valves

Astor
Plumbing (cheapest PVC fittings)

PD Irrigation (Landsdowne Rd, CPT)
PVC plumbing etc

Fab engineering (Oxford rd. Strydom park, JHB)
PVC plumbing,

Waterplant (Ontdekkers Rd, Roodepoort, JHB)
PVC fittings etc.

Splihauss/Turfag
PVC plumbing

A&J plastics (PTA (I think in Koedoesport))
Cheapest 50mm ball valves
Huge array of irragation equipment, pipes and fittings.
Cape Rubber Company (CPT CBD)
For ALL types of pipes and plumbing stuff

Reggies
Playsand

Just Plastic
25L drums

Gelmar
Hinges
Screws
Silicone
Handles

Mega Plastics
Have drums as well

Any meat factory
150L casing drums

Cape Plastics
Cheaper than Maizey but the service is worse and the range is smaller.

Plastics for Africa (Montague Gardens)
Plastic buckets
Measuring cups
Drums
etc.

Central Boating (CPT CBD)
12V water pumps, 12V float switches, etc

NDE (Montague Gardens)
Stainless steel offcut bucket

PolyPenco (I think it may operate under a different name now) (Montague Gardens)
Vinyl nuts and bolts

Astore
Cheapest PVC fittings

Sam's Irrigation (Bergvliet)
having a bit of everything

Den Braven (Montague Gardens)
Marine silicone sealant

AGI glass (Paarden Eiland)
Glass

Protea Chemicals (Killarney)
Bulk chemicals

The Lamp House (Koeberg Road)
Cheap lamps (Sylvania, BLV etc.). Great service and nice guys.
 
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Waterplant, Ontdekkers Rd, Roodepoort.

For PVC fittings etc.

A bit more expensive but closer than FAB for the west rand guys.
 

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Thanks guys, added those to the list...
 

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I included locations of single branch places (that I know of anyway). Maizey and Effast you should be able to find closest one on their websites. The rest of the places you should be able to find yourself...
 

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Cheap Nori - Unfortunately I don't know the name of the shop, but it's the only Chinese shop in Northgate (JHB) in the Pick 'n Pay section.
 

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Mega Plastics Have drums as well

Any meat factory shoudl have empty 150 L casing drums and not charge much

Splihauss/Turfag for PVC plumbing as well
 

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Thanks all. What about pharmacies? I know there's a few things you can get from there that are useful... like the gloves none of us use :D
 

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Makro, Pick 'n Pay
Bicarbonate of Soda (for a cheap alternative to alkalinity supplementation)
 

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