Shipping tank?

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    Jandre Frey

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    HI all!
    So there is this tank+stand I can get in Johannesburg for an amazing deal, from a trusted seller.
    I was wondering if anybody has an idea of the shipping rates for a 22L tank + stand from johannesburg to Paarl and if it is even reliable at all?
     
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    The price would probably be pretty high for shipping. You must chat to the dealer and see what Courier options may be available. Stands are big and that doesn't help either :(
     
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    He just got back to me. With shipping it's R3000 for a full reef with Rock, lighting and coral. The only issue is if shipping glass is safe.
     
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    Tbh I don't think it's worth it. Courier companies, in general, handle parcels with little care. If the tank crack on it's way to you it is of no use.
    You can get a nano marine tank, with skimmer for about R1400. Add corals and live rock to it, you will spend the about the same amount, but you know it's all in one piece when you take it home

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.
    I have always seemed to find marine equipment extremely expensive. Where can you recommend I purchase the setup for the price you suggested? I have looked around but skimmers alone usually cost R2000
     
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    Unfortunately they are in Pretoria so courier might still be an option. Acrylic tank so smaller chance of damage.

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