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Old 06-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #227 (permalink)
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Default Re: glutaraldehyde instead of excel

Hi Aquaticz,

I don't think I would use it. From the information that I can find, the ingredients in the "activator" are:
40% potassium acetate (which should be non-toxic) and
30% Polyphosphoric acids, esters with triethanolamine, sodium salts (the esters with triethanolamine may be toxic to fish)

I am not a chemist, and and it would depend upon the concentration of triethanolamine, but I would exercise extreme caution.

Possibly another member who has had this happen will relate their experiences.
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