Group order of Salifert test kits

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by robvdv, 8 Aug 2008.

  1. robvdv

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    I'm ordering some Salifert test kits from Germany. I haven't been able to find non-expired kits of the types I want in SA.

    Here's the current price per kit, taking into account the 30 or so orders I've received:
    R196.30 Iodine test
    R136.30 Calcium test
    R140.50 Magnesium test
    R109.90 Phosphate test
    R124.30 Nitrate test
    R85.90 Alkalinity
    R94.30 Nitrite

    I'll need payment up front, plus R40 RSA shipping. Obviously I'll do my best to ensure everything comes in as expected but since I'm not making any money on this (I'm inflating prices by around 8% to cover bank charges, repacking, incidentals) I can't take the risk if this doesn't arrive.

    I'm ordering from this guy: http://search.stores.ebay.de/aqua-20...802022QQsofpZ0

    If anyone's interested, please post on this thread and I'll put together the full order this weekend.

    Hopefully a sponsor will start stocking them here soon :)
     
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  3. Quinton

    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    What's special about theSalifert kits Rob?
     
  4. Warr7207

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    Yeah, love to know what makes them different to the locally available products
     
  5. Andreas

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    price maybe?
     
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    More expensive doesn't always mean better, check out the Jaguar cars :whistling:
     
  7. Singularity

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    isnt salifert high quaity test kits ? and those prices seems cheap
     
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    R900.00 is a little more than the TM and Seachem equivalents
     
  9. lanzo

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    don't know the make, if the phos can test between 5.0 - 0.00.1 i'm in:thumbup:
     
  10. Warr7207

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    Seachem does 0.01 - 3
     
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    i know deltec goes beyond 0.01 but it costs about R600 for that kit

    how much for the seachem one?
     
  12. Warr7207

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    It measures PO4, Silicate and Iodine, if I remember correctly it was about R400
     
  13. lanzo

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    thats not that bad, do you use it?
     
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    mmm 0.015ppm thats kind of good, but is it accurate and reliable?

    who has experience with these kits?
     
  16. Warr7207

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    Yip, I have never picked up a reading on silicate, but the PO4 is the only kit I can get a reading on. When I had my TM kit I always though I had 0 PO4 till I got the Seachem kit :p

    Also supplied with reference samples so you can always check the kit is still working.

    The iodine testing is also quite cool, but I only do that maybe once every 3 months
     
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    sounds like a nice kit to have then:thumbup:
     
  18. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I have the Salifert Calcium and Alkalinity kits, very easy to use. Salifert seems to be very popular overseas.
     
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    Dude, you haven't done a test in what the last 2 years :whistling:
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I said I "have" them, I didn't say I "use" them :p But seriously, I enjoy them, very easy to use and easy to read the results.
     
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