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Old 11-16-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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Ok, I drove 2 hours one way to Shreveport, went to 3 petstores, PLUS Petsmart and Petco. No one has heard of this stuff. I saw alot of seachem flourish, flourish plus iron and assorted fertilizers, but no excell. Is this a new product? Anyone have any ideas where I can find it?
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http://bigalsonline.com/search/?type...excel&x=17&y=5

My LFS dont have it either.
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None of the LFS I frequent have it, and that includes the big box stores.
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Excel has been around for at least 2 years.

If you are brave, try to find 25% solution Gluteraldehyde...it's normally used for cold sterilization of medical tools, namely the stuff they use in dental offices that don't need to be auto-claved.
This is the primary molecule that's used to make Excel. Its about 10 times stronger than normal Excel...so you would only dose about 2 mL every other day per 100 gallons of water (yes, its that strong).
Expect to pay $50 for a gallon of the stuff...but it'll probably last you 5 years. It should be stored in the fridge.
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Excel is on sale at DrsFosterSmith.com:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113221
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lets see if my math is correct.... 2 divided by 100 times 10 is .20ml for a 10 gallon tank every other day. An ounce should last forever!
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sounds like you need a question like.. "who can spare a couple of ounces of Gluteraldehyde?" LOL
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I went to the dentist across the street from where I work, he can order it from his catalogue for me, the stuff they currently use is not the same chemical.Unfortunately, what he can get is no where near the strength recommended.
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I ordered from foster & smith. I got two bottles, with only a 10 gallon planted, I think this should last me long enough to see how well it will work for me.
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