Yes, but not on the proposed test.
I've had a tub of e.belem out for two months, rear deck afternoon Sun. Moved it to the front of the house near my thai chilies. Full sun all day. Mostly as a learning experiment.
As you might guess I got hair algae.
The tub has appx 1gl water over 2" of MTS & 1/2 sand cap. I've keep the water 2" over the belem. 2x week water changes light ferts.
So first I physically remove as much hair algae as I could. Drained the tub. Layed paper towels over the "crop" and picked up more algae.
2nd added 10ML H2O2 to 1gal water and let it work for 1hr.
4days later I believe most of the algae was dead or dying. The plants looked fine.
My time line to use those plants has moved up. I don't want to introduce the hair algae to the new tank so, I decided to hit it again.
Today I repeated the clean up protocol.
After the tub was drained I use a spray bottle and hit the plants, sand & tub wall with straight 3% H2O2. Let it cook for 5min. added a gl of water let that sit for 1hr. Then drained the tub and refilled with fresh water.
Did that at 9am. we only had a few hours of morning sun then over cadst, light misty rain in the evening. Tomorrow I'll give it 1/2 sun them. It comes indoor as a cold front is coming in. We've been in the 90's..going to 68 daytime, so maybe 50 night?
Indoors I have some other growout aquariums, both sub/emersed. I'll put this test tub with them, I'll report on it in a week.
I hope to set up my nano next Friday, Hopefuly, I'll have clean belem.
Last edited by DogFish; 09-21-2011 at 04:31 PM.