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I know that glutaradehyde is the active ingrediant in excel. Some people have been using glutaradehyde in the form of metricide.

But has anyone had bad expereinces with it so far?

Has anyone had any bood experiences? If so how do u dose it?

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Glutaraldehyde is a very hazardous chemical to be playing with. Excel comes in a very dilute form, so the hazards aren't so bad, but industrial/medical strength glutaraldehyde comes in a high strength form that can do a lot of damage to your body. Excel is expensive, but damaging your eyes and lungs is much more expensive. If you buy Excel in gallon jugs, when it is on sale at BigAl's or Drs. Foster & Smith, it isn't really that expensive.

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I've use H202 to spot treat my BBA $1.69 for 32oz and did not lose any fish or plants. 110g tank I use over 250m's for 3x treatment
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hydrogen peroxide huh? i never heard of using it that way (to treat BBA). i'm in the middle of a tough fight with the stuff and water changes aren't doing it. i trimmed the infected leaves and i got most of it, but i would have loved to save the leaves instead of gotten rid of them. thanks for the heads up......

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Glutaraldehyde is a very hazardous chemical to be playing with. Excel comes in a very dilute form, so the hazards aren't so bad, but industrial/medical strength glutaraldehyde comes in a high strength form that can do a lot of damage to your body. Excel is expensive, but damaging your eyes and lungs is much more expensive. If you buy Excel in gallon jugs, when it is on sale at BigAl's or Drs. Foster & Smith, it isn't really that expensive.
No I don't mean right out of the bottle although some are diluted already. But to diluted it down to either a 2.5 or a 1.5 percent.

This thread was started 2 years ago http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-new-post.html

And I wanted to see if there is conclusive results now.

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I've use H202 to spot treat my BBA $1.69 for 32oz and did not lose any fish or plants. 110g tank I use over 250m's for 3x treatment
Not only as an algaecide but also as an carbon source just like excel. H2O2 doesn't provide carbon.

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