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post #301 of 458 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 11:38 PM
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So that mean's that my dwarf hair grass in transition may perish as well? will this effect pogo helferi too? So many questions and the answer lies in the dam bottle. I'm getting frustrated with algae. The hair and bba I don't mind but the algae that covers all my plants with dark green and black spots from the tip of the leaves... nothing works. shimp, sae, otos and snails are just swimming right over them. This algae is all over my plants and tank walls. What is this?

Your DHG would be fine. I just did another treatment today with 12 tblsp for 35g of water. Upped from 10 tblsp. In your case, start small first, maybe something like less than 2 tblsp per 10g dosage. And upping the dosage in your next treatment and depending if the treatment is working for you. I say you would have good concentration if your plants would pearl immediately right after you added the dosage. My plants didn't pearl until some 10 minutes later when using only 6 tblsp for 35g of water. By 10 tblsp, they begin to pearl in minutes.


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I guess that to have a clean aquarium, the tank's gotta stay dark well I will dose a little... but that'll be when I get me one more power head
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So, the only sensibly species for this treatment is Ottos and Ghost shrimps?
What about corydoras? Raspboras? Angelfish? Gourami, Bolivian ram, draft orange cryfish? Platy?

Do I need to WC after excel dosing or I must wait 24h?
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I did this in my 10g which I was cycling and getting a major algae problem. The only wildlife were 3 nerites and a betta and I lost 1 nerite. It really worked great on the algae. I was getting a green carpet on my substrate along with some on the glass and all of it is knocked out.

One thing I did that I would like to mention. From reading the thread, circulation and flow seem to be really important. I didn't think I would get enough just from the filter, so I took my small fish net and swished it in the water for the first 10 of the 15 minutes before doing the water change. It really got the water moving and I think that helped. (the betta hunkered down under one of the plants and rode it out)

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Do I need to remove Excel sensible plants? Or they can survive 1 time treatment?

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Just dosed 6 tbsp of Peroxid and 12.5 ml of Excel for my 29g.

When I can put back my Amono shrimp, Draft Cryfish and Neritas?
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I'm going to attempt this on my 5.5g. It has a mystery black/brown/green algae on the substrate, deemed not BGA.

I will be 1-2 Punching with 1 tbsp H2O2 and 2.5mL Excel after the 50% water change.

I will be adding an extra empty HOB filter, removing the media from my air driven filter and turning it's air on full blast for 15 minutes.
I will be removing my betta, various ramshorns (that I can catch, not a big deal) and my lone shrimp. I figure, what's 15 minutes out of the tank while the H2O2 is working?

From other's successes, I'm feeling confident in this method. Updates to follow.
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Caloglossa (algae, red moss) is dying. That's good.
BBA no effect.
Staghorn no effect.
Cladophora no effect.
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My hair algae in my tank (the whispy green flowy stuff) died back and now I just have rare single strings like one of my hairs got caught in the tank. I don't remember my dosage but it was the "modified" dosage for a mini m (I did about 6 gallons worth of dosage) with no inhabitants so I wasn't worried about the dosage. I did it with my regular filter. My cycle seems to have rebounded and I added some cherry shrimp. I had an amano, but I have 0 clue where it is LOL
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So, the only sensibly species for this treatment is Ottos and Ghost shrimps?
What about corydoras? Raspboras? Angelfish? Gourami, Bolivian ram, draft orange cryfish? Platy?

Do I need to WC after excel dosing or I must wait 24h?

I've never had any problems with my ottos, I dose 4 tsp per 10 gallon for 20 minutes. I keep the filter and co2 running, I also add in an extra powerhead with a venturi air intake usually. I have 3 ottos in that ten gallon aquarium and they do fine. I kinda nuked one of my Anubias Barteri ‘Nana' leaves once, it has a pretty gnarly hole in one of it's leaves now.

I also dose 24 tsp in my 75 gallon for 20 minutes and have 3 ottos, a black veil angel, and German Blue Rams to name a few and have had no problems. This tank has a lot of flow in it already so I do not add any extra powerheads, but I do add an airstore because it makes me feel good.

So far I have done this treatment 3 times, I do it more now as a good preventative measure, and have not had a fish die yet.
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I have to say, this is the most effective method that I have used for algae. One month later and the tank is crystal clear. I used the original recommended dose.

Disclaimer, I have lost a few fish since the treatment but was it from the treatment? I don't know.

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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=485497

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Nice Write up.. Please let me know if this method is effective for Green Dust Algae ?

I am currently in "Wait it out" mode for the GSA.. But I am planning to use this after 3 to 4 weeks. So does this work for GSA also ?

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Nice Write up.. Please let me know if this method is effective for Green Dust Alagae ?

I am currently in "Wait it out" mode for the GSA.. But I am planning to use this after 3 to 4 weeks. So does this work for GSA also ?
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So, right now 80% of my BBA are red/pink.
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