Can i bring Additives back to South Africa

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by djmurray, 29 Jun 2007.

  1. djmurray

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    Hey guys/girls I am going to buy additives and chemicals here in England as they are cheap and very good quality. Now would I be allowed to bring it in my hold bag not hand luggage or will I have a problem?
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    I think you would have a difficult experience trying to tell customs that the white powder is really Kalk.

    Take lots of KY just in case...

    But seriously, i wouldn't chance it. The additives in this country are cheap too, don't run the risk of a full cavity search just to save a couple of bucks.
     
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    As far as I know you're only allowed to take a max of 100ml of any liquid with you or something like that. Don't see the point of bringing in additives anyway...
     
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    DJ why buy overseas when we have a reliable source right here in SA? Have you tried the purereef sups?
     
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    customs will give you hard time with powdery substances.as for liquids.i dont see a problem as when i visit saudi arabia i bring down lotsa water from there,sometimes 20L.what they usually do is wrap it up and its all fine
     
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    Heard something like this as well. It's a recent thing. There are more specifications as to bringing in liquids. Something about the containers that it is in, but not sure.
     
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    100ml containers max in hand luggage, checked in luggage should not be a problem JUST PACK IT WELL. The customs guys will know what anything illegal looks like so you wont have a problem. I have brought SodiumTriPolyPhosphate in before for work(which is a white powder) Had no hassles.

    But then as the guys say, stuff is cheap and decent in SA, also try Aquilibria
     
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    just bring it through!
     
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    LMAO :lol: :lol:
     
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    thing is that i really like some of the aditives over here and its buy one get one free LOL ya i know about the powder being abit of a problem but i wont be bringing it ''powder'' back with me...
     
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    Ya all 100ml and max of 1litter altogether
     
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    LOL nice buddy:)
     
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    Nope haven't tried pruereef... where could i get it
     
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    I agree:)
     
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    So overall what is the answer???:)
     
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    bring it and come!
     
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    Dude, really. You might have crap with customs, and you might not.

    I really wouldn't want to have to explain to a 7ft2" guy that i am bringing marine additives in. Its not worth the hassle of explaining.
     
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    I want to but just imagine ''what is this sir,''Um its marine products for myfish, Thanks sir just throw them in the big black dusbin''LOL
     
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    if thats the case,if i was in your position i'll fight for my rights!if they want it to be tested then they should
     
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    thats true but i doudt they will..Should i pack it hand ludage or in my big bag...?
     
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