Wanted: Air pump and/or light ballast

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  1. SalmonAfrica

    SalmonAfrica Batfish

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    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for any of the above. They're pretty expensive first hand so I'm just checking first if there are any second hand.

    The air pump can be any size, it's just to circulate a 2 litre brine shrimp culture bottle.

    The ballast is for a T8 light, 20W.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    SalmonAfrica

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    Alright could we make that either 2 air pumps needed, or one that is powerful enough to feed a few systems?

    Thanks
     
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    I bought a 2ft led light for my 3ft. Drilled a hole on the side of the canopy and fitted the contacts directly as the led do not need a ballast. Total cost R150

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    I think looks neat enough faf998e8a0013eacd448ea6c039f1608.jpg5ad2e4d3dc75bd681fd5576810788273.jpg

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    I'd buy both new, safer that way
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    The air pump was pretty urgent so I went first-hand on those that, not at a terrible price either (though I think I'm taking a risk on the brand).

    I'm going to fiddle with an old ballast that I might be able to work for my 2ft light, probably just needs some adjusting/replacements. I'll keep this thread open in case somebody does have a spare, though.

    Thanks again.

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    If it is the dual sobo's your probably OK .. they seem to be outlasting some better known brands.
     
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    I run a sobo and they are a bit noisy but excellent for their price!!

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    Not a Sobo - "Asian Star" is what mine is called. Not too noisy either (especially compared to pumps back in the day), and has good output too. I guess time will tell.
     
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    i also run a SOBO on my 3ft ... terrible for vibrations, so i just stuck a towel under it and all good.
     
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    I have a bath sponge.....

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    Filter floss for me
     
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    Hi,

    I have 2 spare air pumps, they nothing super fancy, what do you have to trade if you are still needing,

    PM Me,

    Regards,
    St. John
     
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    Hey, for now I think I am sorted - got enough pumps running for what I need. But thanks, will keep that in mind if I ever expand my projects.
     
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    Cool no problem, you running something similar to the below?

     
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    Yup, similar design, but at the moment only a single culture going, so it's not a rack like that. Also running a sponge filter off the same pump.
     
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    100% do you use it as a food source of just treats?
     
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    I use it for fry feeding, but have other food sources going for them. So far I don't use brine shrimp for adults, seems like a waste. I have other live foods I might feed as a treat occasionally.
     
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    Have you got daphnia? I'm tinkering with a bit
     
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    Hey, could you send me a link to the fish you are breeding?
     

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