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04-13-2014 05:05 PM
jacko5
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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
Hi Jacko5,

I purchase 50% concentration glutaradehyde in one liter bottles and mix my own 1.5% concentration; and I have done so for several years. My current bottle of concentrate, which I store in our downstairs refrigerator (proper marked at "Poison"), is almost empty and it is just a potent as it was when I purchased it in November, 2012. When I make up the 1.5% concentration I try to use it up in a couple of months and I store it in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
Thanks a lot for that.
I will get 1 liter then.
Hope it lasts me 2 years and be Ok in that time.
I want to use it as i have just got LED lighting and am getting a lot of hair algae, i have adjusted the lighting now, turned the power down.
I am hoping this will help to keep the algae in check as well as feeding my plants.
04-13-2014 04:52 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi Jacko5,

I purchase 50% concentration glutaradehyde in one liter bottles and mix my own 1.5% concentration; and I have done so for several years. My current bottle of concentrate, which I store in our downstairs refrigerator (proper marked at "Poison"), is almost empty and it is just a potent as it was when I purchased it in November, 2012. When I make up the 1.5% concentration I try to use it up in a couple of months and I store it in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
04-13-2014 04:40 PM
jacko5
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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
Hi jacko5,

Actually 26 for 1 liter of 50% concentration glutaraldehyde delivered is a very good price. 1 liter of 50% will make 33 liters of 1.5% (Excel strength) mixture. It stores in the refrigerator for over a year without losing potency.
Thanks for that.
When you say it stores for 1 year, do you mean the glutaraldehyde 50% after its first opened ?
Or the batch you make up from the glutaraldehyde 50% ?
I think a 1 liter bottle of glutaraldehyde 50% will last me 2 years, so it may only last 1 year when opened.
Really no use in buying the 5 liters.
04-13-2014 03:55 PM
Seattle_Aquarist
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Originally Posted by jacko5 View Post
Bump.
Still looking for a UK supplier.
Also looking for glutaraldehyde 50% at a good price in the UK.
Found some on ebay but 26 1 liter delivered is expensive, and Amazon 5 liter 45 also expensive.
UK peeps on here let me know if you find a cheaper option for glutaraldehyde 50% , thanks.
Hi jacko5,

Actually 26 for 1 liter of 50% concentration glutaraldehyde delivered is a very good price. 1 liter of 50% will make 33 liters of 1.5% (Excel strength) mixture. It stores in the refrigerator for over a year without losing potency.
04-13-2014 03:19 PM
jacko5 Bump.
Still looking for a UK supplier.
Also looking for glutaraldehyde 50% at a good price in the UK.
Found some on ebay but 26 1 liter delivered is expensive, and Amazon 5 liter 45 also expensive.
UK peeps on here let me know if you find a cheaper option for glutaraldehyde 50% , thanks.
04-05-2014 04:32 PM
jacko5 Thanks.
Also for android phone users who want to calculate Glutaraldehyde mixing, look at this great app,

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yde_Calculator
04-05-2014 05:33 AM
sowNreap Pro-Advantage by NCD (formerly called Omnicide) is same as Metricide just different name .. maybe search for either of those names. It could even be called something different in UK.

But as mentioned don't get the 28 day of it either .. same exact thing as Metricide 28, it has surfactants & rust inhibitor.
04-03-2014 05:29 PM
jacko5 Thanks for the info, cheers
04-03-2014 01:20 PM
jbrady33
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Thanks for the info.
I have found Metricide 28 from a tattoo place in the UK for 12 a quart.
I guess this is not good to me ?
No, the 28 has soaps (surfactants) added to make it last longer as a disinfectant - great for the tattoo guy, not so good for your tank. The 14 has no soap added, and if you find some DON'T use the little bottle of "activator" tha t comes with it - you just want the main bottle.
04-03-2014 05:20 AM
jacko5 Thanks for the info.
I have found Metricide 28 from a tattoo place in the UK for 12 a quart.
I guess this is not good to me ?
04-01-2014 04:20 PM
jbrady33
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Originally Posted by jacko5 View Post
Thought i would bump this up.
Has anyone found Metricide 14 anywhere in the UK ?
Thanks.
It looks pricey, but Amazon UK has both Cidex in quarts and Metricide in gallons. See if you have a hospital supply company anywhere near you (or on-line with in-country shipping)
04-01-2014 04:16 PM
jacko5 Thought i would bump this up.
Has anyone found Metricide 14 anywhere in the UK ?
Thanks.
12-24-2013 12:36 PM
hedge_fund Just purchased this...you can checkout with PayPal which was a huge plus.

http://www.dealmed.com/Shop-by-Brand...5#.UrmNppX8vFs
11-21-2013 06:53 PM
khanzer22 Just saw this thread and would like to share the Glut product I recently purchased from e-b-a-y... If you can get a hold of Pro-Advantage by NDC product (they have 14 and 28 days as well), that's the same as Metrex Metricide... I checked and confirmed with Metrex that they private labeled this for them and MSDS-wise, they're identical (like xerox copy)... The best part, I only paid ~$20 shipped for a gallon...

Here's what it looks like for reference (the pic shows the 28 day product)
08-10-2013 12:47 AM
bigstick120 I bought from that seller on ebay, advertised metricide, I got omnicide. It isnt the same omnicide has a rust inhibitor added that metricide doesnt. Omnicide also smells like mint. I had been adding a little extra, not over dosing but about 8ml a day in my 58 as my CO2 was running low and my bubble count wasnt as high. Lights came on and I see a ton of snails and shrimp at the top and several dead shrimp.

My point is there is for sure something else in it, Ive used merticide and only had it kill and stress when I really overdosed. Use omnicide only at regular levels.
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