Where to get stuff

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  1. Rory

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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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  3. Mekaeel

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    Irrigation companies like Astor for all your plumbing needs
     
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    Pick 'n Pay
    Nori (cheaper than woolies)
     
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    Fab engineering for pvc plumbing, oxford rd. strydom park, jhb
     
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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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    Reggies for playsand
     
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    Rory Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks guys, added those to the list...
     
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    good thing to have this directory running.how about some addresses
     
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    Rory Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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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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    yeah thats cool
     
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    clear tubing,lifetech pumps,wood also at builders warehouse
    25L drums at just plastic
     
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    at Gelmar - hinges , screws , silicone , handles
     
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    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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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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    Thanks guys, added all of that :p
     
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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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    Spilhaus? Like crystal pvc fittings?
     
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    Cape Town CBD:
    Cape Rubber Company : For ALL types of pipes and plumbing stuff

    Central Boating: 12V water pumps, 12V float switches, etc
     
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    Rory Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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