looky what i found...

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  1. Bufamotis

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    i am house sitting for the week, and today while roaming the backyard i found this...
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    its quite narrow, but just over 3ft long i believe, its got two holders for the flourecents and holes drilled in for the cables etc, and has the 3tiers up top for sliders all ready, but its VERY dirty and seems like its been decommissioned... i am gonna ask the owners if they still want it, or if i might have it when they come back, ... anyone think this is worth asking for?

    (before the wise cracks come, yeah, white socks, dark shoes, i'm that type of guy who doesn't really care about colour matchups when its a casual Saturday afternoon, orraait :D lol, i wear whatever is in my pack-bag...:smile: )
     
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    Any free thank is worth asking for ;-) ...

    Looks like a good tank for a marine tank. Cleaning is should not be a problem might need to apply new silicon.

    This could be you next tank ferryman ... think you still had space on the counter. Or if you wanted .... make a closed loop system and put this tank above your current 3ft bigger waterr volume - more stability. With it being a narrow tank compared to your 3ft it is the perfect tank for a terrace.

    Nice find.
     
  4. Henk Hugo

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    i'll take the cycads thanks
     
  5. veegal

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    Nice find! Add it to the collection :)
     
  6. Slojo

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    Free MTS.Not bad.I'm sure they'll give it to you.
     
  7. Dolphin

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    nice, but, when asking if you can have it also ask how long its been standing in the sun? leaving an empty waterless tank outside in the sun causes the glass to go funny and "brittle" which could cause it to crack and also the silicone could pull loose when you put water in...

    if you do get it, might be best to put it on an even flat surface outside and fill it up there and leave for a week or three to see what happens before putting it in the lounge...
     
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    They just the plain "garden variety" cycads that is commonly available everywhere... but still attractive none-the-less
     
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    The fact that you are already wearing shoes is commendable
     
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    It's when you wear white shoes with dark navy or black jeans... that's when I start the wise cracks
     
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    Bufamotis

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    lol, henk they're the indigenous kind, at those sizes they should be around 30-130 each depending the species and where you buy, this oomie is a garden maker, the whole yard is planted up, trees and shrubs of all kinds, youd have better luck asking for the tank :)

    Thanks for the info dolphin, i'll see if the omm's still got any plants for it or if he's discarded it. if i can have it, i'll test it first, i'll find out somewhere by week's end

    ah so thats where it starts, all i know is it earned me a giggle from a girly petshop attendant, lol, its not like the left and right were mismatched or anything :D
    she seemed to think it funny:)
     
  12. Henk Hugo

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    Zoom i just priced those - R380 to like R5200 for a big one :p
     
  13. veegal

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    Yip - they're really expensive here......Before we sold the last house we had something like 10 planted there - and a month after we sold the house, the idiot had taken ALL the plants etc out and dumped them :eek:
     
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    Possible free tank. Yipee
     
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    Bufamotis

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    R380, i'm guessing thats for the 20liter plus sizes, i know at durban/margate nursery we once bought small 4/5liter ones for a laughable R35, but it all depends on where you buy, and how far those plants traveled to get there... beyond that, you still cant have em, lol, the oom would probably bury me in the backyard if i took his plants, hehe, the tank on the other hand, i might get away with:)
     
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    Henk, that is still the cheap version when it comes to Cycads. My business associate runs a landscaping business specialising in indegenous cycads, aloes, and that type of plant. He recently spent R1.5MIL in bringing 3 cycads down from Tzaneen.

    He is in the process of purchasing a cycad in the karoo for R800k. He is having a slight problem with getting the permit, because this particular cycad has been relocated once before, and the "powers that be" don't like to issue permits to relocate the second time.

    He currently lives in Eagle Canyon Golf Estate (JHB) on a double stand property. His house is near 1500 sq. meters, with really good finishes. I reckon his house would sell for somewhere around the 15mil mark... (EXCLUDING his GARDEN.) His Garden is worth MORE than his house because of the cycads and aloes he has collected.
     
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    we need to talk, I have a family friend in Natal that grows Cycads by the truck load - well I suppose it depends on what variety your friend deals in...
     
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    Henk pitty you don't live in East London dude, we have baby cycads everywhere, too many for us to keep ;-)
     
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    Hijack
     
  20. veegal

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    Do you have any idea how many TANKS you get for that! :bigsmile::bigsmile:
     
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    Free tank is always worth it....
     

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