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Old 10-29-2008, 08:53 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Anyone find this locally? ive made a few calls with minimal success. I suppose I can order some...im just trying to do my due diligence first!
Hmm, you might get an answer to the local part of the question if people knew where you were located :P

I did find it locally here in Dayton but the place no longer carries it. I'm sure they would order it for me if I asked them but with places shipping it free, I didn't ask.
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LOL ok ok...

Im in Columbus
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #123 (permalink)
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Haha, you should be able to find a medical supply place in Columbus.


Some medical supply people may not know the name of the product if you ask for gluteraldehyde so you may have to ask for a specific brand name. You can ask for Metricide 14 (2.6%), 28 (2.5%), or 30 (3.4%), Procide-D (2.5%) or Procide-D plus (3.4%). Cidex Plus 28 is another brand of Gluteraldehyde that is a 3.4% strength solution.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #124 (permalink)
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After reading this thread I have a question, has anyone used this for the eradication of mosses and ricca? I have a tank that I can't get rid of the aforementioned pests. They're great when you want them in a tank but difficult to get rid of, especially in Dwarf hairgrass.

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Old 10-29-2008, 03:11 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Remove your fish and fauna before attempting to bleach riccia and mosses. Around 2-4 ml/G of 2.5% GA will kill them (And some other plants too!)
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Removing the fish is easy but the plants... It's a soil tank so it's not really an option. Probably just chance it. I have mostly hardy plants, a lot of anubias, hairgrass, Downoi, and a few crypts. I can cut out the stems and replant.

The other option is to tear down the tank and start over which doesn't guarantee getting rid of it either.

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:40 AM   #127 (permalink)
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It should work on Riccia but I'm not sure about the moss. I think Allen initially found it removed his Riccia but it eventually came back. I'm not sure if this was from some that survived or whether it was transplanted from another of his tanks. I do believe dosing/overdosing glut will cause some issure with your Downoi so remove that one if you can. The Crypts may or may not melt, it's hard to say.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:11 AM   #128 (permalink)
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I've searched for Glutaradehyde locally online with no success. I think I'm going to check the yellow pages for medical supply companies; some local distributors may not have websites. Of course I'll have to ask for it by a trade name Metricide.

There are online sources of course. I am not sure I would be interested in solutions higher than 2.5 or 3% unless big savings were involved.
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This is what I use. Makes 18 liters. http://www.cetylite.com/portal.php?c...&product_id=62 Cost is $50-60
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Nice find Fortuna Wolf, 18 liters makes the price just over $11 per gallon!

Did you find Cetylcide-G locally or do you order it online? Since it is a 50% solution, I assume there would be a hazardous shipping charge added if ordered online.

The link you provided is offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more. If they are waiving the hazardous shipping charge normally associated with 50% solutions of gluteraldehyde a SWOAPE group order may be in our future
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