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Old 02-19-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get some locally or know of any online vendor that would be willing to ship to the islands?

All of the vendors either say we do not ship to Hawaii or they charge "extra" with out specifying an amount.

I'll try to call a few online vendors on Tuesday.
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Pm me...I know vendor who will perhaps charge you minimum!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #4
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Shipping to the lower 48 states only
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I was wondering if I want to ship 1L and list the product as "aquarium nutrient" what will the USPS charge. James, if you can find this out, I can send you 1L of undiluted Metricide.
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Just checked with the USPS and it looks like it's a PIA to mail Glut.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:13 AM   #7
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Does anyone know where I can get some locally or know of any online vendor that would be willing to ship to the islands?.
Buy locally.
Since there are hospitals and health clinics, there are medical supply shops somewhere. All of them sell cleaners and sanitizers.
Call and ask for Metricide or Cidex.
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Called most local supply shops and none of them stock any form of Glutaraldehyde.
Called a lot of online vendors and most charged around $25 for shipping for a gallon of Metricide 14.
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Called most local supply shops and none of them stock any form of Glutaraldehyde.
Called a lot of online vendors and most charged around $25 for shipping for a gallon of Metricide 14.
Still much cheaper than Excel.
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Called most local supply shops and none of them stock any form of Glutaraldehyde. Called a lot of online vendors and most charged around $25 for shipping for a gallon of Metricide 14.
If you asked for Glutaraldehyde, they wouldn't know what it is.
You have to ask by product name when searching for off use products.
Call around again and ask what they sell for cold sterilization cleaner for endoscopy equipment.
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If you asked for Glutaraldehyde, they wouldn't know what it is.
You have to ask by product name when searching for off use products.
Call around again and ask what they sell for cold sterilization cleaner for endoscopy equipment.
When I called I asked for Metracide or Cidex and Glutaraldehyde and most of them know what it is but don't have any.
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Hello James. I think you can "Google" the name of the product and find a relatively local vendor. If you're after a higher concentration of the carbon compound "Gluteraldehyde", I don't think you can do better than Cidex. It contains 2.4 percent "Glut" compared to SeaChem's Excel Flourish at 1.5. Even if you have to pay extra for shipping, Cidex is still much cheaper than Excel, because you use so much less.

One important point I haven't seen in this discussion is if you decide to use Cidex, you want to throw away the "activator". Under no circimstances do you want to mix these chemicals.

Have heard of Metricide, but never used it. Don't believe it has as high a percentage of "Glut" as Cidex.

Please let me know if you further info.

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:11 AM   #13
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Hello James. I think you can "Google" the name of the product and find a relatively local vendor. If you're after a higher concentration of the carbon compound "Gluteraldehyde", I don't think you can do better than Cidex. It contains 2.4 percent "Glut" compared to SeaChem's Excel Flourish at 1.5. Even if you have to pay extra for shipping, Cidex is still much cheaper than Excel, because you use so much less.

One important point I haven't seen in this discussion is if you decide to use Cidex, you want to throw away the "activator". Under no circimstances do you want to mix these chemicals.

Have heard of Metricide, but never used it. Don't believe it has as high a percentage of "Glut" as Cidex.

Please let me know if you further info.

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Out of curiosity, what does the activator due? Will it just kill my fish or will it kill me too?
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Default Cidex Activator

The industrial use of Cidex, which includes the activator and the carbon compound gluteraldehyde mixed together creates a very powerful chemical used specifically to steralize medical instruments. At some point, someone figured out that without the chemical stimulator, Cidex is simply an industrial form of carbon and water. My understanding is that anything living is carbon based and complex aquatic plants thrive on specific doses of gluteraldehyde.

Apparently, primative plants, like algae can't tolerate it. So, gluteraldehyde, in high doses, is used to control algae growth. But, in doses similar to what's listed on the bottles of Excel Flourish, minus a little bit, because Cidex contains a higher percentage of "Glut", people who keep heavily planted tanks, notice pretty substantial plant growth and health. I use it sparingly, but my stem plants, that get most of their nutrients directly from the water grow fairly rapidly. Most of them, I have to cut back every couple of weeks or they overgrow the tank.

To answer your question about Cidex mixed with the activator, it would definitely kill your fish and you too if you ingested enough of it.

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:27 AM   #15
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Hello James. I think you can "Google" the name of the product and find a relatively local vendor.

If you're after a higher concentration of the carbon compound "Gluteraldehyde", I don't think you can do better than Cidex. It contains 2.4 percent "Glut" compared to SeaChem's Excel Flourish at 1.5.

Have heard of Metricide, but never used it. Don't believe it has as high a percentage of "Glut" as Cidex.


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Haven't been able to find any vendors in hawaii.

I believe Metricide is 2.6% Gluteraldehyde
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