Where to buy slaked lime (kalkwasser)

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  1. lanzo

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    Hey guys i dont want to use the expensive kalkwasser anymore.

    Can i go to any chemist and ask him if he sells slaked lime, is there some kind of brand name on the chemist market that i should look for or is it called slaked lime?(calcium hidrokside)

    Will dischem or varma value stock it?

    Thanks guys
     
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    hydroxide;)
     
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    ja ja i'm Afrikaans and my spelling is a bit shit , i KNOW:whistling:
     
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    Yes. Here is a pic of it...

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    Hey Lanzo,most chemists stocked Slaked Lime.The brand Alpha like Viper posted seem to be quite common.
     
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    Lanzo you need to go to the BIG chains, the corner chemist won't even know what you talking about.

    Dischem is my preference, they sell Kalk, and BiCarb

    R4 for 50g, I normally buy everything that is available 20 boxes at a time.
     
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    Has anybody ask if they can order it in bigger boxes?
     
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    how much is this stuff?

    i just paid R540 for 1kg kalkwasser
     
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    sorry it is 2kg Two Little Fishies Kalkwasser

    was this a good buy?
     
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    ouch i pay R80 per kg
     
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    calcium hydroxide slaked lime (B.P)
    barrs pharm industries
    10 inyoni str ndabeni 7405
    i pay R12 per half a kilo pack from my pharmacist & i buy 10 kilos a time =R240
     
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    for lanzo gebluste kalk-kalsiumhidroksied
     
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    this in pta man?
     
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    thanks dean, this is the same make iodine i use to dose in my tank, so this i can trust:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks warr, off to Dischem on sunday
     
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    i also used TLF, to blady expensive;)
     
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    hey... ive seen calcium flakes sold at pool shops or hardware stores... can u use this as well?
     
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    Don't think so, best to ask is lappiesreef, he is in the chemical stuff in
     
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