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    Hi all... I have been trying to figure out how to post a few bargains for sale and have just worked out that I need to introduce myself before I am allowed to post anything.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    My name is Graham. I was retrenched 9 years ago and decided that I did not want to work for anyone nor employ loads of staff anymore (I'm a miserable old sod), so I decided to try and make a living from my hobby.

    I have a very small business that I run from home in Table View. I build custom sized tanks to order (standard 3 year warranty against the seals leaking on all the tanks I build... I don't know if anyone else does that?)
    I also service, maintain, revamp, re-scape, repair, buy, sell, swap, trade in and rent out aquaria, livestock and equipment, mostly to/for businesses, but a few private tanks as well.

    All my personal tanks are freshwater and are mostly planted, low maintenance/low tech. I build a lot of Marine Set-ups, but do not service them. I have had (and still do have) many different fish and invertebrates breed in my personal and my clients tanks... I think they are just very happy with the conditions.

    I always endeavour to assist hobbyists to be successful at keeping their tanks alive and healthy, otherwise they would lose interest and the hobby would suffer. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned a few things over the years that I would be happy to pass on.

    The key to success is to THINK LIKE A FISH :)
     
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    Welcome to APSA :)

    Just a quick question, how much would a low iron glass 60l compare to a regular 60l price wise?
     
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    Welcome Graham, about time you made it to the forum :)


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    Thanks Brent
     
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    Hendre, thanks for the question. Not a straight forward answer unfortunately, because it depends on the finishes, thickness of glass etc.
    If you want an ADA type look it will cost around 5 x as much. If you just want an unpolished opti-white 60 liter tank, then you will pay about double the price. Hope that helps?
     
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    Jeepers that's a lot! I'll stick with my normal peasant glass for now!
     
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    Yes, it is a lot. It seems that the opti-white glass is all imported, thus affected by fluctuations in the value of the $

    Occasionally I get a gelukkie though, so stay in touch.
     
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    That makes sense. Unless you have a teen-affordability range then I'll be back on a few years :)
     
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    Welcome Mr Gapedi!

    Please participate on the forum with your knowledge as much as possible, newbies like me really appreciate input from experienced aquarists like yourself.

    Hopefully one day I can own one of your stunning tanks.
     

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