1.2M Aquascape - suggestions needed

Discussion in 'Aquascaping and Member's Setups' started by Andre, May 23, 2012.

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    Hi guys

    I am moving house in the next month or two and I am planning on setting up my 1.2m tank up properly. It currently has a substrate of earthworm castings topped with flourite. I hope to keep the substrate as is when moving (its only 1km away from my old house) and going high light with pressurized CO2 and EI.

    Can you guys maybe help me out on where the best place is to get T5's and a pressurized CO2 system in Cape Town?
     
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    Welcome back!!! Finally:) Lloyd can help u in the ct space:)
     
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    lamphouse is still the best place to get t5's and sean is the cheapest so2 setup even including postage to cape town, i doubt you will find a better deal!
     
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    Is the CO2 setup refillable?
     
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    Yes he sells the regs only I think
     
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    I still have one of those yellow AquaH20 cylinders standing at home which needs to be refilled. Is this possible or can I get a new canister somewhere else?
     
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    I bought my Cylinder from hom and the Reg.
     
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    Use ur old one. U havn dropped it yet right?:p
     
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    I somehow remember there being some issue with those cylinders, whether it was the tap valve that could not be replaced or nobody wanting to do so or refill it, due to it being a non standard Chinese import, I'm not possessively sure.

    Best to to take it to Siya Khula Dry Ice manufacturers in Brackenfell and ask if they can fill it. They nearest to you and about the cheapest in the Western Cape. If you need a new cylinder, SafeQuip in Blackheath Industria have steel alloy, carbon steel as well as aluminium CO2 fire extinguisher cylinders at very good price to public and will replace the trigger valve for a tap valve on request. If you need more than one or know of someone else that need a cylinder, then I can get at merchant price from them.
     
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    Yip, correct Lamp House in Woodbridge Business Park, Milnerton,Tel +27 (0) 21 551 6322, the one guy in charge keeps marines so will help you out, then just down the road in Pdn Island you can get a serviced and re-conditioned CO2 bottle from Nova Marine for a very good deal... cash. I went for SAGA regulators at my Bergvlt LPS for about 1.2K. CO2 piping stolen from Wolf when he was distracted on his mobile !

    Ps: the DIY syringe/one way valve bubble counter works well.
     
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    Thanks for the tips and help guys.

    Rayno, I think I can convince one or two people to join in on the cylinder order, will get back to you.
     
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    Welcome :D
     
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    ''

    '' in Pdn Island you can get a serviced and re-conditioned CO2 bottle from Nova Marine for a very good deal... cash. ''
     
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    I'm aware of that, as I'm the one who introduced the forum to Nova Marine a while back. Thing is they way out in Parden Island, the "re-conditioned" cylinders are not that much cheaper than new elsewhere and Siya Khula beat them on refill price per kg.
     
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    SHEWWWW @R.C this sounds unreal can you please pm the details of these places? just telephone numbers will do would love to get some quotes!!!! nova marine is not open on weekends :'(
     
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    thought I paid just 350 bucks for a big size bottle was it 5 or 10Kg with CO2 and all the correct fittings for the regulator, compared to 1K+ at the LPS
     
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    all your cyclinders i have seen are 5kg bud....
    you need to invest in a 10kg for your big tank and ramp up your CO2 to 6bps at the least!!!!
     
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    http://www.safequip.co.za/fire_extinguishers.htm

    Correction, they only do steel alloy now at around R260 (VAT incl) for 2kg with stock trigger valve.

    That's actually not bad, even if a 5kg. What's the general condition of cylinder and hydro test date? I'm sure he then charges accordingly.
     
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    R.C whats these peeps numbers..

    'Siya Khula'
     
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    SIYAKHULA DRY ICE
    16 Brackenfell Business Park,
    Cnr. Old Paarl Road and Chrome Street
    7560

    021 982 7204
     

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