Buying chemicals in bulk

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  1. Raven

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm looking at buying some chemicals from Kirsch Pharma...
    Anyone interested to buy with me? The stuff comes in 25kg bags, which is waaaayyy to much for my needs.
    I probably will only want to get half that amount.

    Want to get:
    Magnesium Chloride
    Calcium Chloride Dihydrate
    Calcium Hydroxide
    Sodium Bi-Carbonate

    This is to make up the supplements based on Randy Holmes recipe....
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    just as a matter of interest, what size you working on?
     
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    300l water volume.
    And I mostly have LPS and softies....

    So the 25kg of chemicals will last me ages...

    I will probable only want 10kgs for now.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    doesnt something like brightwells Calcion-P and Magnesion-P work out cheaper?
    i have been using them for over a year on the same bottles
     
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    Don't know...
    I haven't looked at that.
    I've chatted to some okes & they say it works out much cheaper going bulk.

    But I will quickly look at brightwells Calcion-P and Magnesion-P..
    What is the price range of this roughly?
     
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    Depending on the quantity and calcification rate of your LPS, you should get away with water changes, Kalk top up and the occasional replenishment with commercial supps.
     
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