Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

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Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:45 pm

Glutaraldehyde is an organic compound used to sterilize medical equipments.

Use in Aquariums

1. It is used as a cheap source of CO2 and fertilizers in aquariums.
2. It is used as algaecide in aquariums.
3. It is used to control the population of snails in the aquarium.
4. It also kills the bacteria/parasites and useful in fish diseases such as Ich.

Be aware when using Glutaraldehyde.

1. Glut is a toxic compound so always wear gloves in your hands.
2. Keep your eyes away from the compound. Wear goggles.
4. Don’t try to smell, it is harmful for eyes, nose and can be suffered with headache.

Dosage

It can be used between 1.0 ppm to 5.0 ppm in a planted aquarium. This range is not harmful for most of the aquatic plants and animals. If you are keeping shrimps in soft water with low oxygen level, use glut carefully. But in hard water it will be less harmful for shrimps.

How to calculate the required dosage:

Suppose you want to dose 20% Glutaraldehyde solution direct with 4.0 ppm in a 100 litre water. The equation will be as:

Dosage of Glut = (Required Volume of water in liter X Required ppm / % Solution X 10000) X 1000 ml
Dosage of Glut = (100 X 4/20 X 10000) X 1000 ml
Dosage of Glut = (400/200000) X 1000 ml
Dosage of Glut = 0.002 X 1000 ml

Dosage of Glut = 2 ml

This 2 ml glutaraldehyde will be safe for flora and fauna both.
You can use syringe to dose glutaraldehyde safely.

Avoid with following plants:

1. Riccia
2. Vallisanaria sp.
3. Saggitaria sp.
4. Glossotigma diandrum
5. Pogostemon helferi

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Re: Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby aamir » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:50 pm

nice info sir
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Re: Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby maaz » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:34 pm

very nice sir..very good info...
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Re: Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby Abhi » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:25 pm

Nice info, but why the avoidance for :

1. Riccia
2. Vallisanaria sp.
3. Saggitaria sp.
4. Glossotigma diandrum
5. Pogostemon helferi
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Re: Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:01 pm

Abhi wrote:Nice info, but why the avoidance for :

1. Riccia
2. Vallisanaria sp.
3. Saggitaria sp.
4. Glossotigma diandrum
5. Pogostemon helferi


All of the mentioned plants are dedicated and they will be melt by dosing excel/gluteraldehyde.
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Unread postby sushant » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:41 pm

Rajiv ji thats a nice piece of information. :D
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:03 pm

Another glut calculator http://glut.petalphile.com/
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Unread postby rajib » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:48 pm

good info dear....great

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Unread postby Romi » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:53 pm

made a mistake yesterday, dosed glute with bottle cap. My densely planted tank absorbed it, but the second tank with few plants saw horrible fish deaths....:( i feel like a criminal before God. How could i do that??? I wish i could turn the clock back.. Tiger barbs, neon tetras, neon gourami, all dead.

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Re: Dosage of Glutaraldehyde in Aquarium.

Unread postby vijendra_s123 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:01 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
[b]Be aware when using Glutaraldehyde.


1. Glut is a toxic compound so always wear gloves in your hands.
2. Keep your eyes away from the compound. Wear goggles.
4. Don’t try to smell, it is harmful for eyes, nose and can be suffered with headache.


If it is harmful for both humans and fishes, should we risk trying it.....??