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For Sale: Full Aquarium With Stock - Cape Town

Discussion in 'Equipment Classifieds' started by Darryl Putter Photography, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Darryl Putter Photography

    Darryl Putter Photography

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    Note I intend to sell the whole tank with stock, but if I get no offers for that I may sell bit by bit. Would like to get it sold by the end of Feb when my lease ends, so please ask around.
    Will help move and set up in Cape Town area not too interested in shipping to JHB.

    1.
    The Tank
    100 L x 39.5 B x 50 H cm tank with metal black stand.
    197.5 litres
    Glass with mirror lining on top 15cm.
    Glass sliding lid - minimizes noise and evaporation
    Crack in Mirror and some scratching on glass.
    Adapted to work with a gravity fed sump, which works well, but means the water level rose above the mirror lining and fish on the surface can't be seen.
    R700

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    Lighting
    2x LED Zetlight ZA1200 Units - R1000 each
    These develop the best looking light and will last very long, plants grow well with them.

    +- 4m waterproof Grow LED strip light - R380
    +- 3.5m waterproof Cool White LED strip light - R180
    (1m of the grow LED is already mounted in the tank)
    Also have 3m of aluminium U-Bar to mount the LED Strips on - R70
    This is better than putting it in the tank as it keeps it cool and dry, improving its life span.
    Inverter for LED strip Lights with all the wires and homemade container - R280
    Manual Dimmer for LED Strip Lights - R150
    All LED STRIP LIGHT EQUIPMENT IS SOLD TOGETHER - Total: R1040

    Note the Grow LED's emit a red purple light, this is very effecient and effective for plant growth and saving electricity (just the strip lights will be enough light to support plant life) however it doesn't look great.
    Combined with the cool white the colour looks fine but for viewing I suggest dimming the grow LEDS and turning on the Zetlights.
    So the LED Strips are for general use and the Zetlights for viewing.
    However the zet lights are good for general use just a tad powerful.

    3.
    Filter
    A 40x30x30cm gravity fed Sump Filter.

    A good filter creates plenty of surface area to support bacteria colonies which will break down waste and release useful compounds into the water for plants. This combination of thriving plants and filter medium ensure a healthy ecosystem.
    This filter has been very effective so far to the point that I don't need regular water changes.

    It has 3 compartments containing:
    A cotton mesh tray to catch debri, snails and shrimp.
    Several other cotton mesh layers to separate sections
    A bag of Perlite (volcanic rock) which supports bacteria and releases trace elements that plants use.
    Some Vermiculate (cork like natural substance which has a good surface area)
    3.5kg of ceramic rings (once handful has the surface area of a tennis court)
    Some Baked Clay
    Some fine river sand. (have spare)
    Some Pool filter sand (have spare)
    The wool stuff that is in pots of aquatic plants.
    and a light sprinkling of zeolite (have a bag spare)
    I sometimes add worm tea and volcano rock dust.
    (I did not include activated carbon as I'm told it absorbs minerals that plants need and as a result the water has a natural yellow tinge)

    The filter also houses a heater and a pump. The pump is not strong enough to pump from ground level up to the tank. But where it sits now it is very quiet not audible over average buzz of the day.
    With the pump I have it is a slow flow filter but can flow faster if needed. (don't know the actual flow rate figures)
    As you can see from the pictures I built a wooden shelf to cover the filter.
    Price for whole filter including Heater, pump, pipes and spare filter medium:
    R874

    In the tank: An Aleas Internal Power filter.
    This is hidden above the mirror line. I use it to filter out particles and give the fish an exercise from time to time.
    R240
    Also shrimp and snail colonies take care of waste.

    4.
    Substrate
    This is almost an extension of the filter, it also creates surface area for bacteria and allows plants to root so I put a lot of it in.
    Nothing fancy in this tank mostly pool filter sand and pebbles. Some of the pebbles I put in disolve slowly which unfortunately keeps the Water general hardness around 8 (so no cardinal tetras unfortunately) but this is fine for most fish and plants.
    Probably worth around:
    R200

    have spare:
    Sahara pebbles 8kg (redish colour) - R45
    Pool Filter sand +-10kg - R30
    Small brown and black pebbles (the ones that dissolve) 5kg - R30

    Tetra initial sticks (fertilizer for new tanks) - R120

    5.
    Equipment

    5.1 - 6in1 test kit with 31 tests if you cut the strips in half - R300
    5.2 - Designer Water - Digital PH Meter - R379
    5.3 - PH 7.0 solution (for calibrating PH Meter) - Free
    5.4 - Large Heater (in tank) - R150
    5.5 - 5 way perspex breeding trap - R40
    5.6 - Digital Thermometer (measures temp inside tank amd out) - R160
    5.7 - Seachem Polygaurd Medicine (kills some plants so treat separately) - R140

    6.
    Plants(some of the plants in the pictures are not in the tank anymore)

    6.1 - 40cm tall Anubus growing on volcano rock - R180
    6.2 - 20cm Anubus R40
    6.3 - Mid Sized Java fern growing on a hollowed log - R330
    6.4 - Large Sword Amazon Plant - R40
    6.5 - Amazon Sword Plant off shoots x 5 - R15 each
    6.6 - Valasnaria - R7 each
    6.7 - Java Moss - Stays with the shrimp.
    6.8 - Small fern type plant on small piece of wood - R50
    6.9 - Rotalla - R20 for all of it
    6.10 - Other Fast growing plants R5 per clump

    Plants Total: R782
    Price if tank bought with all plants - R550

    7.
    Fish
    All healthy and active only losses I've had to disease are two females who got over stressed by the male. Have separated him now.

    1x Sailfin Molly, Female, pure White, young - R35
    1x Male Short Sailfin Molly, Pure Black, 1year - R35 (in different tank) - R35
    1x Moonlight Gourami, Female, 1 yearish - R48
    1x Moonlight Gourami, Male, 1 yearish - R48 (in different tank)
    1x Platy, Male, just hit puberty - R19
    1x High Fin Platy, male, Orange, just hit puberty - R25
    3x Golden Otto, suggest separate homes - R70 each (1 in different tank)
    5x Red Lined Torpedo Barbs, fully grown 1yearish - R70 each
    3x Peperred Corydoras, 2 male 1 female, 1 year ish - R40 each
    1x Betta Female, red pectorals, blue body, mid aged - R30 (should be kept separately or will over feed)
    Multiple Red Cherry Shrimp and snails - Not for sale
    Can Upload video of the stock on request, but feel free to come have a look.

    Fish Total: R920
    Total for this tank: R737

    8.
    Food
    Frozen Brine shrimp - R40
    Frozen Blood worms - R30
    500g Peas - R15
    25g Tetra Pro Colour - R60
    Plenty Brine shrimp eggs - R160
    Betta Flakes - R20
    algae wafers 100ml - R33
    Tetra Pro Energy - Free with tank

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    Extras
    Timer Plug for the lights - R180
    Multiplug - R110
    2x 2 pin adapter - R80
    Have a few pieces of wood which you might like, will post pics and prices later.

    Total excluding some fish and spare substrate: R8298


    (suggest 1 or two more peperred corys and some female platties in this tank)
    Let me know what you think, If you feel anything is way over priced let me know.

    Remember I intend to sell the whole aquarium as is but feel free to post if you want specific items and subscribe to the post for if I change my mind.

    I will be offline on weekends so responses may be slow.
    Feel free to come have a look at the tank.

    I will soon also post info on a 60cm aquarium I'll be selling so watch out for that.

    I'm also selling a whole bunch of other stuff, electronics etc. Maybe will put in a reply to this thread, if that's allowed?

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  3. BoelderBeestie

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    I'm interested in the PH pen. Will whatsapp you.
     
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    Darryl Putter Photography

    Darryl Putter Photography

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    Hey can send you some pics tomorrow. Dont know what type it is exactly but it looks pretty cool and its a hard wood. Also ive decided to sell this tank bit by bit so the wood you see in the tank is also available. that one is a hollowed out log with a java fern on it.

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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    This tank is now available not as a full set up but bit by bit. so if you want elements of it let me know. the ph meter is sold, one otto on hold.

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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    Here Are the Pics @JCW_IV :
    img 5025 I'm just posting for interest sake now don't really wanna sell em unless I get a good offer.
    They look like trees blowing in the wind, would be great in an aqua scape, but they are big, 50cm tall.

    The one log is quite big but imagine you could cut it.
    The other ones are sticks from a burnt tree of CT mountains, nice colour to them.

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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    All but the PH meter is still available. The wood pictured has not been in a tank but I feel it would be fine. I will soak it for a while and see if it releases any oils.

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    Ah thanks .. so if JHB does become an option, I am keen to understand what this is +- 4m waterproof Grow LED strip light - R380 amount of red vs blue and what chips . Pic might also help.

    Thanks Ferdie

    PS looks likes it is 4 or 5 red to 1 blue and 5050 chips. But hard to say from the pic.
     
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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    If ur willing to pay for shipping supoose i could ship certain items. what does a 5050 chip do differently?. Here's what i do know: its 4:1, it has a wavelength of around 650 to 660nm, it really does help plants grow (my amazon sword grew fast after i added a strip in the back. I have just over 3m of it plus 1m currently in the tank. Based on pics i think it is 5050. I also have 3m of aluminium ubar to mount it to and if you don't want to struggle with solder there are joiner clips available at future light. 1m of it is unused.

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    Yeah I am getting amazing plant growth on the tanks that I am running my current grow lights on .. been able to push the light cycle to 14 hours with no algae to show for it. But this is just grow lights ;-)

    5050 is the type of LED being used (it is the size of the chip) ... I prefer the smaller more dense chips so 5730's or 2835's now I know they exist in SA on grow lights - just can not find them for love or money in water proof strips, was hopping you had some ..

    Shot for the prompt response - trust you will find some CT guys wanting to get into the grow light thing.

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    Grow lights are interesting, it's red blue combos of 5050 LEDS?
     
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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    yip, they work well, but will look purple and dark if thats all you have on. Need to be combined with white for viewing, which i have also.

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    Darryl Putter Photography

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    PRICE UPDATE
    Sold as whole Unit or bit by bit
    Total with strip lights and basics: R4632
    Total with Zetlights and basics: R5392
    Total with everything: R7615 discounted to R6900
    PM to neg.

    1.
    The Tank
    100 L x 39.5 B x 50 H cm tank with metal black stand.
    197.5 litres
    R700

    2.
    Lighting
    2x LED Zetlight ZA1200 - R900 each

    4m waterproof Grow LED strip light - R380
    & 3.5mCool White LED strip light - R180
    3m of aluminium U-Bar to mount - R70
    Inverter for strip Lights - R280
    Manual Dimmer - R150
    Total: R1040

    3.
    Filter
    A 40x30x30cm gravity fed Sump Filter.

    Contains:
    Cotton
    Perlite (volcanic rock)
    Vermiculate
    3.5kg of ceramic rings
    fine river sand
    Pool filter sand
    Synthetic wool
    a little zeolite (have spare)
    heater and a pump.
    R874

    An Aleas Internal Power filter.
    R200

    4.
    Substrate
    mostly pool filter sand and pebbles
    R200
    Fertilizer sticks- R120

    5.
    Equipment
    5.1 6in1 test kit with 31 tests if you cut the strips in half - R300
    5.2 Large Heater (in tank) - R150
    5.3 breeding trap - R40
    5.4 Digital Thermometer- R160
    5.5 Seachem Polygaurd Medicine - R100

    6.
    Plants
    6.1 40cm tall Anubus growing on volcano rock - R150
    6.2 Java fern growing on a hollowed log - R250
    6.4 Amazon sword- R40
    6.5 Valasnaria - R7 each
    6.6 Java Moss - Stays with the shrimp.
    6.7 Small fern type plant on small piece of wood - R50
    6.8 Rotalla - R20 for all of it
    6.9 - Other Fast growing plants R5 per clump

    7.
    Fish
    1x Sailfin Molly, Female, pure White, young - R35
    1x Male Short Sailfin Molly, Pure Black, 1year - R35 (in different tank) - R35
    1x Moonlight Gourami, Female, 1 yearish - R48
    1x Moonlight Gourami, Male, 1 yearish - R48 (in different tank)
    1x Platy, Male, just hit puberty - R19
    1x High Fin Platy, male, Orange, just hit puberty - R25
    3x Golden Otto, suggest separate homes - R70 each (1 in different tank)
    5x Red Lined Torpedo Barbs, fully grown 1yearish - R70 each
    3x Peperred Corydoras, 2 male 1 female, 1 year ish - R40 each
    Multiple Red Cherry Shrimp and snails - R8 each
    Can Upload video of the stock on request, but feel free to come have a look.

    Total for this tank: R737

    8.
    Food
    Frozen Brine shrimp - R20
    Frozen Blood worms - R20
    500g Peas - free with tank
    25g Tetra Pro Colour - free with tank
    Plenty Brine shrimp eggs - R160
    Betta Flakes - R20
    algae wafers 100ml - R33
    Tetra Pro Energy - Free with tank

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    Extras
    Timer Plug - R180
    Multiplug - R110
    2x 2 pin adapter - R80

    Have a 60cm aquarium I'll be selling so watch out for that
     

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