Switching from AquaSafe to Prime

Discussion in 'iZaO Jnr' started by iZaO Jnr, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Thought i should finally do it!...

    After much research and deliberation, i have decided to change my conditioner to prime.

    It is ridiculously cheap now that a factory has been established somewhere in Johannesburg!...

    It will cost me 1/4 of the price to dose with prime, and it will last me twice as long.

    I intend to dose only water going in, at half dosage (very little chlorine, and nothing else) and full dose on QT and fry tanks. I am actually surprised at how little prime treats so much water, so i guess im gonna have to be working with syringes ;D...

    Does anybody have prices of prime where they are from? It cost me R200 for 500ml of prime here, which is equivalent to about $30
  2. matt6765Well Known MemberMember

    I got my 500 mL bottle for $12. I too have to work with a syringe:).
  3. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Wow thats really cheap there!... Well prime still worked out cheaper to me, so i mean its still worth it :):)

  4. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I pay $4-6 for a bottle. I can't tell you how big it is, though since I'm not at home, and for some reason, its not on PetSmart.com or Petsupermarket.com, where I buy it at (in store).... Its not a big bottle though. Its little. Like, the smallest you can buy lol

  5. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    I paid 6$ for 100 mL, Which is probably what Akari_32 has too, as it is the smallest offered bottle. I don't use it on a normal basis, just in fry and QT tanks, and when cycling since my water doesn't have chlorine or any additives at all really... I just like having a bottle around just in case...
  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I think the normal full price is like $20-22 for the 500 ml. I get it for $11-13 online.
  7. stashattackValued MemberMember

    I just switched over to using prime too, and I cannot believe how much less you use for the same amount of water. So much cheaper to than aquasafe :D
  8. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    3 sources of water, only one has chlorine and the other has traces of copper. Neither would be enough to long term harm fish. Theoretically i dont need to use it but i do. Its a fall-back, a safety net and also i still believe it ups the water quality even if it already is great (which i do know mine is)

    That is the reason for half dosing both aquasafe and now prime too :)

    Lucky lucky... I only have one option and thats the LFS :) No online ordering for me (dont get me wrong, it exists and most are just amazon based, but the prices are marked up about 2.5 to 3 times amazon's list price. An API test kit online here will cost me $95, and they still charge to deliver)

    Kinda makes me sad that these places actually do sell things successfully to people.

    It really did surprise me too. I never really looked into it properly, price and everything because i assumed because it does all those things, and is manufactured elsewhere, then it WILL be expensive... Im glad i was pleasantly surprised :)
  9. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I use safe, the powdered form of prime. $8 treats 50,000 gallons.
  10. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, the powder is even more concentrated.
  11. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Indeed! 1/8th teaspoon treats 25 gallons.
  12. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Wow, I might need that!!
  13. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    It's a little easier to over dose but the stuff lasts forever! I've had my bottle of safe for about 6 months and it's not even half gone.
  14. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Wow!!! What is it called?

    That is amazing
  15. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    "Safe" it's the powdered, concentrated version of prime. Same company and everything.
  16. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    Wow when is a 4 kilogram package gonna be needed???!?!?!

    Thats ridiculous and something i might try find!

    Thank you cichlidnut :)
  17. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I've got the smallest one you can get, with my 6 tanks I haven't quite used half of it.
  18. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Hm.... I like the looks of this stuff.... >=3
  19. OP

    iZaO JnrWell Known MemberMember

    I agree... Down with Prime... Go Safe!...
  20. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Opened per OP request.


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