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Old 06-13-2010, 06:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yessss! Bulk a bulk order sounds good. I need more ferts and various other things. I'm in.
Do you know of a distributor that does bulk fert shipments? I'm looking into fish distributors, but I can't think of any dry goods wholesalers offhand...

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There's one I found online, they're just in West Haven http://citychemical.com/index.html... If they can sell ferts to us, we can just do a pick-up
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There's one I found online, they're just in West Haven http://citychemical.com/index.html... If they can sell ferts to us, we can just do a pick-up
Just did a search through their stocklist... they have some common ferts like potassium phosphate and potassium nitrate, but their prices are very high - the 2.5kg (5.5lbs. - i.e. a helluva lot) of MKP is listed at $66.52 - that's $12/lb. - aquariumfertilizer.com offers it for $5/lb, for comparison. Even with shipping from them it's still cheaper.
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Bummer, that's too much... aquariumfertilizer is the way to go then... And I think they have discounts too like buy 5 get one free ferts...

Anyone knows about getting discounts on bulk orders for Seachem products? Thinking of buying ferts and Excel by the gallons
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Well... we might want to try invertzfactory the company is run by APC members and they have some pretty weird and unusual stuff. But its mostly livestock and I don't think they will have ferts there.

I always buy my excel from www.Bigalsonline.com they sell 4 liters for around 36 bucks. Maybe if we got more they'd consider selling it to us at an even cheaper price??
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I wouldn't mind buying a gallon of excel... I get the 2L containers now, but 4L would be even better, especially once I get my fishroom plans up and going Maybe if we contact Seachem directly, we can order straight from them for even lower prices?

Livestock-wise, I still kind of like the idea of using TFD... they have really low prices on some of the fish I'd love to get. Check out their stocklist if you like: http://tfdfish.com/ - I have heard they'll sell to hobbyists, too. As long as you meet their $200 min requirement, I don't think they care who you are...

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Has anyone order to D&T (http://www.dtpetsupplies.com/catalog/) before? They're Seachem Fert products are cheaper and they do price matching... I'm thinking of ordering 2L of each of Seachem's fert line Will use and do some experiment on my 37gal tank...

And attached is the most current stocklist from the aquabid guy I'm talking about...
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Has anyone order to D&T (http://www.dtpetsupplies.com/catalog/) before? They're Seachem Fert products are cheaper and they do price matching... I'm thinking of ordering 2L of each of Seachem's fert line Will use and do some experiment on my 37gal tank...

And attached is the most current stocklist from the aquabid guy I'm talking about...
I've used most of the Seachem products before, the only ones worth the $ are Excel and maybe Comprehensive. I wouldn't bother with phosphorus (it's just a MKP solution), nitrate, potassium, iron, etc. Trace is useful, too, but most of what's in it can be obtained through cheaper powdered trace ferts.

As for the stocklist, there's some pretty cool stuff on there. If you get something, I wouldn't mind tacking on an order for some of the loaches. Only thing that disappoints me is the price on the sidthimunki... $13/fish is steep...
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I second Amanda's vote for seachem's trace and excel. These are their best products. The trace is really good actually, I had better luck with it then CSM+B.

By the way John are you coming this saturday? I'm trying to get a head count for our underwater sting operation.
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LOL, now it's a sting operation? And here I was thinking it was going to be an illegal trout race gambling ring of some sort.

My fond use of Flourish Trace is part of the reason why I'm looking for dry ferts, lol. I'm running low and can't be bothered to order more 'cause it gets pricey, so I'm being all opportunistic and whatnot. Excel, though, Excel is worth the shipping fee. My 2L bottle of it is kinda running low, too. Hmm... perhaps I shall just order stuff after all...

And here's my random question for the day: Big Al's sells 2L bottles of Excel for $26.99. It's 4L bottles, however, are $56.99. So why would anyone want to buy the 4L when you could just buy two 2L bottles for $53.98?
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