| | Re: glutaraldehyde instead of excel
I understand all above you mentioned, My question is Will Metricide gives you the same effect of Excel ONLY if Diluted in RO/DI Water or it doesn't matter if its Tap water? In my observation this Metricide is less effective than Excel as I bought home a stem of Persicaria Ruby from a friend and dosed 20ml of metricide diluted of course in 20 gal tank but no other plants...Still BBA is in the stem.
When I used Excel a year or so ago for some BBA in Hygrophila sp. 'araguaia' leaves it (Excel) took care of BBA in 10 minutes turning it in Pink color and gone in few days...Shrimps took care of the rest.