|08-12-2015 10:24 AM|
If condition's that brought the various form's of algae are not corrected ,the one two punch,and other treatment's will only bring temporary result's.
Need to train ones effort's on what plant's need and don't need, and then you can spend less time treating algae and more time studying rates of growth with your plant's.
Need to figure out what you are doing that might be hampering growth of plant's and encouraging the algae.
If you can't /won't do this..then no one algae treatment or combination thereof is gonna bring an end to the algae.
You will just be trading fixes for one type of algae for another, and the algae is very likely to return in one form or another.
Need to combine algae treament's with making correction's needed to prevent it's return.
I learned this truth the hard way.
|08-12-2015 06:22 AM|
|The Big Buddha||
I gave this a try on my 40B, 8 tablespoons. 15 mins with tons of flow, 60% WC, then 8 ml of metricide.
The BBA looked a little lighter in color, not grey, white or red though. On day three I lost 2 rasabora, one orange Von rio tetra.
Should I try the original dose of 4 tablespoons per 10g?
My peroxide is a new container as well.
|07-23-2015 01:14 PM|
|07-22-2015 07:55 PM|
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|07-22-2015 07:24 PM|
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|
|07-15-2015 11:31 PM|
|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|
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|
|07-11-2015 07:46 PM|
My steps with 240L planted aquarium;
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.
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|
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|
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