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MIRACLE: Want to remove warts, add carbon for your plants and kill some algae?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Left C, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Left C

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    "Wart Treatment

    A solution of 10%w/w glutaraldehyde is sold under the name "Diswart Solution" to remove common and plantar warts. Product claims include: "Inactivates viruses and bacteria. Dries the wart surface. Stains the area treated brown, but will not harm the surrounding skin."


    Algaecidal activity

    A polymerized isomer of glutaraldehyde known as polycycloglutaracetal is a fertilizer for aquatic plants. It is claimed that it provides a bioavailable source of carbon for higher plants that is not available to algae. Though not marketed as such due to federal regulations, the biocidal effect of glutaraldehyde kills most algae at concentrations of 0.5–5.0 ppm.[vague] These levels are not harmful to most aquatic fauna and flora. Adverse reactions have been observed by some aquarists at these concentrations in some aquatic mosses, liverworts, and vascular plants."

    REFERENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutaraldehyde

    I'm sorry guys. I saw the reference to glutaraldehyde's ability to remove warts and I had to post it. I got tickled by this fact. This "Diswart Solution" product sure is pricey though with its brown cake coloring added. Be sure to check out its warning concerning the bodily areas to avoid contact with. ;)
     
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    Eyeballs beware!

    I've read some interesting stuff regarding SeaChem's avoidance of Excel being considered an algaecide. Legal semantics are fun...I heard one Seachem rep did not respond to the question if Excel killed algae, but when asked if algae would grow while using Excel the rep replied, "no, algae cannot grow with excel"
     
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    Watch out for your bottom with this stuff too!

    Over at PlantGeek, the tech service guy on the forum did some tap dancing about it one time. They have to be a bit careful, I suppose. It might be the most "dangerous" chemical that they have in their product line up, I think.
     
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