Mild Bleach dip for GSA & BHA?
Setting up a tank-long "diffuser" for greater CO2 efficiency, as the one I have (glass/ceramic) is next to garbage - helping plants okay, but really feeding the algaes - most of the CO2 tops out. Guessing the poor CO2 defusion is the culprit.
Want to keep all my plants (red luds, vals, anubias, java ferns), which all are affected either mildly or moderately.
Considering a few minute bleach dip for them in very mild bleach water for the plants. Then going to give the tank a 40-45% water change each day for the next few days, then kick down the percentage after a week or so in hopes of depriving the spores.
Okay plan? Too much work or not enough? Or, should I just chuck the plants, get new plants, insert new CO2 diffuser and wait?
All readings are good and filter shows barely any dirt in foam and floss.
Thanks in advance.
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