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Good sites to buy cheap bulk sea salt

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by SamanthaMarikian, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. SamanthaMarikian

    SamanthaMarikian Arachnosquire Active Member

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    i need to buy quite a bit of sea salt for my terrapins new pond that I’m redoing. Everything near me seems to be sooo expensive for what you get and i figured online would be better. What are some sites or companies you guys have had a good experience with? Thanks
     
  2. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Marine Depot is good from what I hear. Beyond that I can't help. Any saltwater aquarium enthusiasts here with large tanks :D?
    What kind of terrapin do you have?

    Hope this helps,

    Arthroverts
     
  3. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

  4. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    A common problem. You either have a resale license and buy in bulk from a chemical supplier or you get victimized by someone who has a resale license, buys in bulk and repackages it. I checked the chemical supplier near here yesterday. Smallest lot of food grade 99.5% pure sea salt is a 55 gallon plastic barrel containing 550 lbs of salt. Single unit cost, ~$85 plus a refundable $100 deposit on the barrel. 10% discount on lots of 5 or more. Lower purity grades are much cheaper.
    Best bet is shop around. Some retailers cut a lot of slack while others may stiff you with a 1000% price markup. The value of the actual product is negligible. Most of the cost is in shipping and handling. If you get lucky you might get a lead on a bulk buyer who is willing to kick you a few pounds on the cheap or even for free if you present a no hassle way of picking some up.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019