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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Potassium Permanganate

Anyone know of a Boston-area source of Potassium Permanganate? I have read somewhere that Ace Hardware might be the place for it. They have the plain ammonia for doing a fish-less cycle but not the potassium permanganate. I'm trying to compare costs vs harshness for dipping plants.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 12:35 AM
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What are the instructions for using potassium permanganate? Slowly add till the water tinges pink? Then soak for 5 mins?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 01:06 PM
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I've asked it before at the BAS

I'm pretty sure that Russ has some (Prez of BAS).
He offered to bring some in for me in the past.
If not you and you can find Jungle Clear water that is PP if you really need some.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 12:46 AM
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go to walmart and buy jungle's clear water. its potassium permanganate.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses. I skipped the potassium permanganate treatment and instead went with hydrogen peroxide.
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