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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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tank rebuild this wknd, sudden hair/thread algae outbreak, what do I do?

I'm about to rebuild my 20L and try some worm casing/mineralized top soil substrate. Originally, i planned to move my betta and plants to a smaller tank until the 20 gallon is ready.

After noticing whispy algae trailing from my Vals and other plants, I'm afraid to re-introduce them back into my new setup this weekend. Can I quarantine the plants into a smaller container overdosed with Excel to maybe kill the algae before adding them to the tank?

Would a carefully measured bleach dip clean them up since they'll be uprooted and awaiting their new home soon?

BTW, I quit dosing and shut off the c02 a week ago in hopes of saving it for the new setup. I'm guessing that was the cause of this outbreak.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I may have just found what I was looking for in the thread below. I'll try the 3% Peroxide dip since the plants are out anyway. Wish I had found this before posting.

dip for algae on my plants?
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