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Old 06-19-2020, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been trying to buy a bottle of Excel to experiment with, but it appears that it is now illegal to ship it to California. Even the fish stores here can't deliver it when I order from their websites, nor can Amazon or Ebay. So, I sent a question to a website that sells Metricide 14 to see if it could be shipped to California. Their answer was yes, it can be shipped here. Does anyone know what this is about???
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After 65 people have read this, still no answer. Last night I sent a question to Seachem on their website, asking why this is happening, and why stores can get a supply of Excel to sell in their stores, if it can't be shipped here. They acknowledged receiving the question. If I get an answer I will post it here.
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I did some looking into glutaraldehyde excels main chemical. Both calosha and calepa have listings for it, but nothing about an inport or use ban. The department of agricultural may have some restrictions, but i can not see them being able to stop importation when you can get it by the truck load from dow chemical.
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The situation is so ridiculous that I can go to a pet store and buy it there, but if I try to use their "free delivery" advertised on their website, they say they cannot deliver it to my address. This was repeated with Amazon and Ebay. But, those stores have to have had it delivered to them, so something isn't working right. I know there are an increasing number of hobbyists who are convinced that Excel is extremely bad, but that should not make it hard to get.
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You probably need a some vendor license to receive the stuff via mail.
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Maybe it needs to ship to a business.
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You think it's a CA only issue, I guess. I just ordered some for TX, will see what happens.
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I have no idea why the shipping isn't allowed, let alone what areas the problem exists in. Let us know how your order worked out.
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So strange that you are having so much trouble ordering Excel. In Illinois, we have no problems in ordering from anywhere.
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Today I visited a couple of local pet stores which advertised Excel in various size bottles, and neither one had Excel, nor much of any Seachem products. I asked a clerk why no Excel was there and he had no idea what it was. Since then I found a year old question to Amazon about why they wouldn't ship it to California - no answer. Some more googling just made the point that discarding glutaraldehyde products is very difficult, since it must be neutralized before discarding - and that includes metricide 14 day too. It looks like those products may be discontinued soon.
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