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post #91 of 458 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 11:00 PM
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I used this treatment for BGA, but I added a maracyn treatment. Thanks for the thread. I was having an unsual time with the BGA. I did the following:

1) peroxide as described
2) excel as described
3) marycyn treatment for a 1 week (3 doses spread out)
4) carbon filter to get rid of extra fertz
5) blackout throughout steps 1-4
6) when my water parameters were 0ppm pretty much all across the board
7) I cautiously started using lights again and commenced EI

Finally.... the BGA is gone

and I'm hoping to start fresh and get the right balance of fertz, lights, C02 (paintball) etc.
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post #92 of 458 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 11:36 PM
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The "One-Two Punch" Whole Tank Algae Treatment

had some stag horn....so...

i tried on my tank... 10min h2o2 treatment... double dosage... took out all fauna, except for snails.

i then did a 100% wc...

i *think* the algae is gone. two plants didnt take well to the treatment... HM and giant baby tears...blyxa and stargrass were unfazed...

Im assuming all snails came out alive... since the babies were still out and aboit after the treatment
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i have just done this similarly and then found this thread.

i left the floss on my power head wich probley has bacteria and used up all my hydrogen peroxide.

i turned off canister filter
left on lights and co2
am also dosing excel regularly

mls measured using a flourish cap
i used 25 ml in a 40 b so i probley have about 35 gallons after plants substrate and plants so 25 ml of peroxide in 35 gallons

i have clado alge every where
will see if this works if not i will remove the floss next time
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Day...4... HM is getting reallllly melty, I'm pretty sure it will bounce back, but still annoyed...

getting a bit of bga again for some reason.
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ok well 25ml per 35 gallons didnt seem to do anything so i went nuts.

today was 100ml in 35 gallons with the power head floss off idk clado sucks

oh forgot to mention i have 20 crs and 100 cherry reds mostly babies and 4 zebra snails also 6 ottos
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HM stopped melting, and the snails are cleaning it up...

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Can anyone shed some light on how this technique affected your mosses? Specifically mini pellia, fissidens and weeping. Considering doing this on my 95G from a short BBA outbreak.
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Can anyone shed some light on how this technique affected your mosses? Specifically mini pellia, fissidens and weeping. Considering doing this on my 95G from a short BBA outbreak.
expect some browning and dying moss but it will all grow back in 2-3 weeks. just trim off the dead moss a little (not too much).
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Can anyone shed some light on how this technique affected your mosses? Specifically mini pellia, fissidens and weeping. Considering doing this on my 95G from a short BBA outbreak.
mine were unaffected :O
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Received some plants with BBA and hair algae, going to give this a try. The other plants I received from the seller appears to be free from algae, should I treat all the plants I received? or just the ones that are affected? Probably should've asked for some photos of the actual plants before I placed my order. Thanks.
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Received some plants with BBA and hair algae, going to give this a try. The other plants I received from the seller appears to be free from algae, should I treat all the plants I received? or just the ones that are affected? Probably should've asked for some photos of the actual plants before I placed my order. Thanks.
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I would lightly dip the plants even if they did not have bba. It won't hurt the plants and it can prevent much grief later.
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well after 25 5 ml caps of peroxide in 35 gallons and run power head for 1-2 hrs clado seems to be turning clear also overdosed excell 6 5 ml caps plants are fine fissens looks ok and the bizillion cherry shrimp babies i lost 2 thats all out of at least a 100 no crs were harmed
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Day...4... HM is getting reallllly melty, I'm pretty sure it will bounce back, but still annoyed...

getting a bit of bga again for some reason.

youve bin doing the peroxide and excell for 4 days ?
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youve bin doing the peroxide and excell for 4 days ?
no lol.. just day 4 after treatment. i do metrcide everyday
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