Comeback

Discussion in 'Please Introduce Yourself' started by Pikkie, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Pikkie
    Offline

    Pikkie Algae harvester

    • APSA Member
    40%
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Potchefstroom
    Good afternoon APSA.

    I was an active member about 6 years ago but sold my entire setup unfortunately. So I feel a introduction is in order. My name is Izak, I'm 29 years old and I live in Potchefstroom. I used to have a high tech 260L dutch setup. I'm really keen to get back into the hobby so I bought Fluval Spec 5 for now.

    Do you guys have any recommendations on LFS nearby (Gauteng area) that stock proper substrates and healthy plants.

    I'm happy to see some familiar "faces" on the forum. See you around.
     
  2. Vis
    Offline

    Vis Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    77%
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    471
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rustenburg
    Welcome back, I recall some of your post way back when I just joined the forum.

    Best bet for potch would be Betterweather the online shop.
     
    shihr likes this.
  3. HennieRoux
    Offline

    HennieRoux Plant menace

    • APSA Member
    10%
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2013
    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    318
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    The best LFS in the westrand is VIP and Lifestyle.
     
  4. Waterborne
    Offline

    Waterborne Noob

    • APSA Member
    40%
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    North-West
    Welcome Pikkie! Another Potchefstroomer, at last! I'm running a 110L high-tech dutch, (recently started back up) so you'll be able to get some clippings from me soon. There is a new LFS in Hoffman Street, just before the Von Willigh intersection (from NWU side). They got in a really nice shipment of plants about 2 or 3 weeks ago. They are starting to fade, but are cheap and you could probably nurse them back to health in no time. They don't have much in the way of fish right now, but are expecting a shipment.

    When we go to Gauteng, we do Lifestyle (leans a bit more towards marine), Jungle Aquatics (rather expensive, but lots of stock), Dorry's Pets (my favourite + very decent prices, a bit far) and Kenilworth Aquarium Center on Rifle Range Road (loads of freshwater fish and especially good for Rift Lake cichlids).
     
  5. Pikkie
    Offline

    Pikkie Algae harvester

    • APSA Member
    40%
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Potchefstroom
    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back and suggestions. I can't wait to fill the Nano this weekend. I spoke to the guy from "Die Visdam" in Vereeniging and apparently they stock ADA and Seachem products and received 120 plants yesterday. Does anyone have any experience with them?

    Waterborn, I'll definitely go to the shop you mentioned. I really hope Potch gets a place worth visiting. Do you have a journal on APSA for your setup?
     
  6. Waterborne
    Offline

    Waterborne Noob

    • APSA Member
    40%
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    North-West
    Nope, sorry. Have been meaning to get to it....
     
  7. Chongkie
    Offline

    Chongkie Aquascaper

    • APSA Member
    23%
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Pietermaritzburg
    Hi and Welcome ;)
     
  8. jurie101
    Offline

    jurie101 Green fingers

    • APSA Member
    9%
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    East london
    welcome back bud, hope you enjoy!
     
  9. jakkalsbothma
    Offline

    jakkalsbothma Aquascaper

    • APSA Member
    73%
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2015
    Messages:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Centurion
    Welcome Back!
     
  10. N00b
    Offline

    N00b Green fingers

    • APSA Member
    51%
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2015
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Welcome back :thumb:
     
  11. wearsbunnyslippers
    Offline

    wearsbunnyslippers Administrator Staff Member

    • Super Admin
    23%
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6,333
    Likes Received:
    1,122
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Johannesburg South
    welcome back to APSA!
     

Share This Page