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07-23-2015 01:14 PM
ichy
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I'm strapping up my boots and diving in! Would this work for green dust algae?

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Not as much. It is tough to get the H202 inside to really disrupt cell life.
07-22-2015 07:55 PM
biglos201
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I did the treatment about a month ago AS PER DIRCTIONS. I have 3 amano and 3 ghost shrimp in the tank. None of them were affected by the treatment.
(Except they are hunger due to lack of algae).
It was a very affective treatment.

That said, if you read the entire thread, shrimp seem to be rather hit or miss. A lot of variables with organisms, if they are stressed they may not pull through well, etc.
So if you are really going to do the treatment, maybe consider the shrimp expendable, and if they pull through, bonus?
I'm strapping up my boots and diving in! Would this work for green dust algae?

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07-22-2015 07:24 PM
ichy I did the treatment about a month ago AS PER DIRCTIONS. I have 3 amano and 3 ghost shrimp in the tank. None of them were affected by the treatment.
(Except they are hunger due to lack of algae).
It was a very affective treatment.

That said, if you read the entire thread, shrimp seem to be rather hit or miss. A lot of variables with organisms, if they are stressed they may not pull through well, etc.
So if you are really going to do the treatment, maybe consider the shrimp expendable, and if they pull through, bonus?
07-22-2015 07:16 PM
biglos201
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Originally Posted by BlackDiamondShrimp View Post
Wow cool technique. I have used most of those steps, but now ur thread filled me in on some missing info. Afraid to use Excel tho, since I have had shrimp deaths after using Excel before, anyone had this experience before with Excel?
Sorry for the late reply, not sure if anyone has answered your question but I have 5 amano shrimp and dose excel daily with no problems. I'm about to try this method of the one two punch for my 55 gallon planted. The green dust algae is really beginning to get to me. Its a newly setup tank that was transfered over from a 55 gallon glass (now acrylic). I know this might just have to do with a new tank setup but I'll give it a few more weeks before I nuke.
07-15-2015 11:31 PM
Orca2013
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Originally Posted by ichy View Post
Did you dose Excel afterwards? If the algae is dead you see a noticeable red appearance to it after a couple days.
I Added 15ml EI Carboliquid
07-15-2015 09:47 PM
exv152 I wouldn't use anymore h2o2 unless you turn off your filter. I'd also do the excel/glut treatment and do a blackout period where you cover your tank for 3-4 days with absolutely no light whatsoever. Then give it a week and repeat the same thing if necessary.
07-15-2015 04:35 PM
ichy Did you dose Excel afterwards? If the algae is dead you see a noticeable red appearance to it after a couple days.
07-15-2015 04:23 PM
Orca2013 It looks like 170ml of hydrogen was not enough for my 240l aquarium.
1. cyanobacteria has disappeared but has reappear after day or two.
2. BBA witch was the reason i used hydrogen did not disappeared almost at all.
I had no casualties at all.

Should i use more hydrogen?
07-11-2015 11:02 PM
Orca2013 I have sera filter biostart. Can i use it in aquarium instead in filter cose i cand open filter?
07-11-2015 09:16 PM
FatherLandDescendant
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My steps with 240L planted aquarium;
H2O2
1) Did not remove filter media from canister filter 1000l/h. Also I have
Probably killed all of your beneficial bacteria in your filter. You should have remover the filter media before doing the treatment. I suggest you go to wallmart and get some tetra safe start to help recycle your tank.
07-11-2015 07:46 PM
Orca2013 My steps with 240L planted aquarium;
H2O2
1) Did not remove filter media from canister filter 1000l/h. Also I have aditional pump 1800L
2) Now added 175ml 3% H2O2,
3) Let this circulate for 15 mins.
4) Terminate Treatment
5) Do a 50% water change. Removing 50% of a 240l added 30 more mins.

Liquid CO2
7) Added 15ml EI Carboliquid 8)
Done and Pray! hahaha

5 hrs later everything looks OK.

Will report tomorrow
07-07-2015 08:09 PM
Desertsp Great idea!

I wonder if sensitive plants could be protected by doing the treatment while the plants are in a "dormant" state, so they're less likely to intake the chemicals? Thinking maybe this state (if it even exists) could be triggered by darkness, low CO2, or lower temperatures. Anything that would reduce the rate that the plants are exchanging molecules with their surroundings.
07-07-2015 02:43 AM
Kntry
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how much ml is 2 tbsp?
2 Tbsp. = 29.57 ml
07-07-2015 02:05 AM
bpb I one two punch'd. Within 24 hrs I had 2-3 guppy deaths and one neon tetra death. In the week that followed I had another 10 or so guppy deaths (I have well over 100 of them), and an oto death, but I honestly attribute that to me gassing them because I really cranked the co2. Not bad overall. My problem is that I still seem to have a little stubborn bba that hung around. Killed off a good 90% of it, and have been doing a 2mL per 10 gal maintenance daily dose since then. Do you guys do multiple treatments? Like repeat the 1-2 punch every 2 weeks or monthly?
07-07-2015 01:13 AM
Maryland Guppy 1 tbsp. = 15ml.

I hope I did not post in haste.
This is according to a strange measuring device I own.
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