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Bleach for Söchting oxidizer, questions??

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Heavyd

I just ordered two oxidisers from Dean. Is there any reason why I cant use the 6% Bleach that you can buy from a chemist. Works out a lot cheaper than the 35% food grade stuff. Also, I believe there is an option for bleach from hydroponics stores that I've just started looking up. Reasons/suggestions??

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Heavyd

Well I've been trawling the web looking for a cheaper alternative, and came across this place:

http://barringtonriverorganicfarm.com.au/products.html

I contacted them and placed an order. They are almost half the price of the other place recommended and shipping is $11 next day. I'll tell you how it goes with the delivery.

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Dean

no you can not use anything else as a substitute! this is the one thing the manufacturer has made very clear.

the stabilizers and binding agents in all other products are not allowed.

i have now changed all the links on my site to the link you found for us.

great find mate.

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durro68

Really good find there!!!!!

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Heavyd

Hehe no problem. Happy to be of service to my wallet and everyone else's lol

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Heavyd

Just an update. The package arrived the next day as promised. First oxidiser in the tank, so far so good.

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Dean

good to here mate.

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