Who is currently collecting NSW from uShaka?

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  1. Drewton

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    Hi guys, I was wondering if there is anyone at the moment who regularly collects NSW from uShaka? If so how often, and have you been testing the parameters and what are they? Considering starting to collect from there, as I am regularly in the area.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. erratiC

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    How much do they charge/l?
     
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    Not sure bud I believe that there is a annual membership fee but dunno how much.
     
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    Member on this forum Wesd get in touch with him maybe he can give you info.
     
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    i volunteer there but im not sure about getting water from them, i grab from them when i go in but im not sure if it extends to the public, i can find out for you when i next go in (this will only be in a few weeks though, as i start exams next week, so wont be going in until atleast mid november)
     
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    I doubt they do, but will phone Neels on Monday to find out.
     
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    Not sure if it is still the case, but many years ago you could get water for free if you were a member of ORI's. But that was at the old aquarium.

    Perhaps @lobsterlady can advise
     
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    Neels should definately know ;)
     
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    It's about 700 for the permit for a year. Haven't tested the water though
     
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    Phone Neels but his phone is off, think he is in the dungeon where signal is poor. Will phone later again
     
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    @lobsterlady still no answer on that line tried numerous times and left a message? Anyone else that can help?
     
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    Shocking lack of response from uShaka!!!

    Ok so after ages and numerous phonecalls to all sorts of numbers given to me by not only uShaka themselves but by friends too, I STILL have no response from anyone at uShaka as to whether I can collect water from them and how much it costs etc...
    I find this seriously dissapointing... but I suppose it ts typical of what we have become accustomed to expect these days:cursing::banghead:
     
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    Who did you speak to to arrange this bud I am having no luck!
     
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    I'll see if I can find the details for you.

    Out of interest why do you want to use nsw? I much prefer synthetic salt water. Just had to use it to full the 7m pond initially as making RO water would take far to long.
     
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    Convenience really, I'm in the area regularly at the time that water can be collected, so its as easy as just driving up and filling my drums in the back of my van. Also as a bit of an experiment, both my tanks were first filled with NSW when I started them up and I found that they were lovely and stable. When I restarted my tank recently due to having a bryopsis outbreak, I used salt mix and found that my corals took a harder knock than before with NSW. also it comes with all the right bacteria and beneficial "goggos" already.
    Im just really trying to simplify my husbandry and maintenance routine as much as possible!
     
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    Just give the sandcastle guys by the pier some bucks to carry your drums. I've been using the water there for ages and never had a problem. Just go on a day when the water is clean (ie. not after rains).
     
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    Ok so they have finally come back to me with an application form etc...
    this is the procedure as outlined by SAAMBR:
    1: Fill out application form - Application for seawater collection home Aquarist and attach a copy of your permit for collection of marine aquarium
    fish from the post office.
    2: Submit forms and wait for authorisation.
    3: Once application is authorised, pay R750 membership fee. and collect permit.
    4: Water can only be collected Weekdays from 17:00 - 20:00 excluding public holidays and weekends
    water can only be collected once per week per permit, and has to be arranged prior to arrival for
    collection
     
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    :whistling: A bit hectic hey... the permit is just for 1 year?
     
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