Bulk GFO/H

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Hammerhead, 26 Aug 2016.

  1. Hammerhead

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    Hi Guys,

    Has anyone managed to source a local gfo in bulk.

    I have made some headway from overseas but the cost does not justify it.

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    I am also looking for GFO, the stuff that comes from Bulk Reef Supply seems great. Just can't get it here, looks like GFO is too uncommon here. Don't know why, that needs to change!


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    @dallasg maybe you got some answers
     
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    not really, but not a sponsor and they arent a sponsor so thats why...
     
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    Since when could you not mention non-sponsors?
     
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    .

    I managed to source the exact product and even got samples from the company. If mods allow I cn give details of my leads.

    Bringing it in however is not cheap hence looking for a local source.
     
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    Local sourcing is essential, we need to get together as reefers and promote the industry. Why not a MACNA for SA? There are a lot more reefers than we think in SA but all our stuff is imported. Can't even get controllers except GHL here because not produced easily for our power supply.... All so sad coming from China where everything was so easily available!! :(


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    Hi Guys,

    Any others care to share a source. Unfortunately haven't had a responses to PM's.
     
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    Minimum order quantity is 25 kg.
    If atleast 5 off us can split it. Cost +- 350 per kg
     
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    Lanthanum Chloride with a 5 micron catch bag.

    R 360.00 Lanthanum Chloride 100ml
    R 64.00 5 micron filter felt 1000mm x 600mm - make your own socks

    Last you maybe 15 years or so tank size dependant
     
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    is this for gfo?
     
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    doesn't make sense to pay that much for rust.
     
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    if you go and look in the shops what rust with a branded sticker cost. You will fall flat on your back. This price is nearly mahala
     
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    Howsit can you share the source. So i cn do some research.
     
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    Hmmm what will seachem say if i ask for there salt formulation and sources
     
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    I cant understand why the secrecy. Salt recipes are is readily available but very few people make their own due to the headache.

    Some Reefers use DIY chems because of guys like RHF whilst others use commercial brands, i dont see Seachem or any other commercial producer of additives minding that. Infact i have recently been using a DIY NOPOX recipe with great success and Red Sea who are sponsors on those forums dont seem to care.

    I managed to source bulk GFO locally. The company is Lanxess and the product code is Bayoxide E33 HC. Chengwa (sic) Industries are the agents for Lanxess in SA. This is basically the exact same product sold by BRS. Their ROX 0.8 Carbon is supplied by Norit. This information is freely available on other international forums. The local agents are IMCD here in SA but unfortunately both the above listed items are not stock items hence the huge cost of shipping and handing added.

    Again i dont understand the secrecy but again each to their own.
     
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