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Today 09:23 AM
Shremph
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Originally Posted by Aurie View Post
I hope to try this with my brand new tank I just set up. Some of the plants I got have some green hair algae in it and I'd rather do this method in the beginning before ripping out any more plants. Every time I look into the tank I have more and more little green fuzz balls popping up. I keep removing the parts of the plants that are effected and I'm done! I don't have any live stock yet so I'm about to nuke it .. Wish me luck!
Good luck!

:This isn't a suggestion, just commenting on what I did:

Just nuked my two week old tank. No livestock and I went with 50ml of peroxide for a 20g long. Left the peroxide in with no water change. Used 10ml excel and a double dose of Algaefix. Three days later I did a water change (70%) and my algae is either gone or pink. Co2 was my problem and I fixed that before punching. I only have Blyxa, S. Reps, and Downoi which are all tough plants in my experience and was why I chose to go overboard on my dosing.
Today 08:56 AM
Aurie I hope to try this with my brand new tank I just set up. Some of the plants I got have some green hair algae in it and I'd rather do this method in the beginning before ripping out any more plants. Every time I look into the tank I have more and more little green fuzz balls popping up. I keep removing the parts of the plants that are effected and I'm done! I don't have any live stock yet so I'm about to nuke it .. Wish me luck!
04-14-2014 11:28 PM
tetra73 I just did the 1 to 2 punch treatment. I have a 40g with maybe 35g of water. The plant load is moderate. I mainly have BBA on the DHG trimming (close to the substrate) and on my driftwoods which I can't remove them from the tank. I have a dirt tank too. Previously, my light was on the high side since there were few plants I wanted them to get redder. Now, the lighting is medium.

I read the entire thread and was alarmed with the deaths of some livestocks especially with otos and cory cats. I have 5 otos and 3 cory cats. So, I decided to be a bit on the cautious side using 2 tblsp per 10g H2O2 dosage. About 6 tblsp to a 35g of water. I took out my biological filters and totally running my XP Medium filter empty. After 5 minutes, I began to see some pearling. By 10 minutes, my fish seemed fine. No erratic behaviors. Since I am using buckets to change my water, I decided to start ending my treatment around 11 minutes. By the time I siphoned out 2 buckets, 11g of water, I am already at the 15 minutes mark. BTW, I was still keeping my filter running throughout the entire time and until new water have been added. After the 2 buckets, I pumped back in some new water. And siphoned out another 7g of water and adding back another 7g of new water.

So far, everything is fine. The fish didn't behave any more differently. I just added 17ml of excel. The lights are off now and I can see the plants are still pearling.

The worst case is that my dosage maybe too weak (given with my bioload and plant mass) to have caused any damage to the algae. Maybe I can try 7 or 8 tlbsp of H202 next time.

Forgot to add that before the beginning of the treatment, I trimmed off some leaves and cleaned off some GSA on the side of the tank. This may also increase the organic load of the tank.
04-07-2014 06:56 PM
sicklidcrazy Hi everyone. I recently took over a planted tank that my buddy started but he let it go. He moved out and now I am trying to learn and take it over. It had a bit of an algae problem. Hair, dark green spots, and this short black bushy algae.
It's a 72 gallon bowfront. I shorted the dosage. Like enough h2o2 for 55gallons. Most algae turned red, but not the black bushy stuff. I don't know much about the types of plants or the algae, I'm an African cichlid guy.
But it worked just need to up my dosage and try again.
04-05-2014 04:34 AM
Subtletanks91 No change in the spyrogyra algae, and two shrimp dead today. But I'm suspecting molting issues which I'll be doing a water change with pure ro tomorrow. Manually removing what I can I guess for a while until the tank sorts itself out
04-05-2014 03:09 AM
Diana Well, the blanket weed is finally kicking the bucket. Up 'til yesterday (posted this morning) it was still green. Today it is sort of white.
But the Guppy Grass is also looking really sad. I cannot pull the blanket weed out without removing the Guppy Grass. I am hoping for the blanket weed to rot and release the Guppy Grass.
04-04-2014 02:47 PM
Diana Tried the original (high dose) method on some tanks with NO LIVESTOCK.
Blanket weed (the algae that grows in ponds).
It has not died off.
04-04-2014 07:48 AM
kman Here's hoping... I went forward with the 1-2 punch tonight! 17 gal 60P clone. I pulled out my Amano shrimp, Otos, snail, Dwarf Gourami and as many golden white cloud tetras as I could catch. The neons and rummynose tetras were too damn fast and I didn't want to stress them anymore. Filled a bucket with a few gallons of tank water and let them sit out the main event.

I added an Eheim Skim350 and a little Hydor Koralia Nano 240 Pump to increase flow.

And like an idiot, I left my canister filter running for the first 2 minutes ... and then I realized I forgot to pull the filter baskets. *sigh* Properly horrified, I yanked the cord, disconnected the hoses, and cleaned it with clean fish-safe water right away, but I hope I didn't nuke the entire bacterial colony in that first couple of minutes. If so, I guess I get to re-cycle my tank, fish in. Yay. Live and learn...

I have high hopes about dealing with my string algae invasion, though. I'm manually removing as much as I can, but it's really dug into my Christmas moss, and nearly impossible to separate out entirely.

Refilled the tank, and reintroduced the critters I had pulled, and restored the saved tank water last. The fish that I pulled out, of course, seem way more freaked out than the ones who sat through the process. Aside from that, things seem to be settling down nicely, so we'll see!
04-03-2014 05:15 AM
Subtletanks91 Only two days after the treatment on my tank. No casualties with shrimp. Not signs of stress or otherwise. I am still however noticing the algae, no die off yet. I may be doing another treatment next week at full strength and see how that goes. I am having a planaria invasion as well so I may move the shrimp to a smaller holding quarantine tank and then bomb the tank with peroxide no planaria and excel.

We will see only time will tell
04-03-2014 03:36 AM
Reddevil07 Hey folks. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who participated in this thread. I used this method on my 55 gal that had bba and stag horn. I have fire red shrimp, cardinals, Cory's, and some mystery snails. I had no casualties except for a few snails . It has been two weeks since treatment and everything is looking great! Thanks again!
04-01-2014 07:50 PM
Subtletanks91 I'll keep everyone updated on the results.
04-01-2014 07:38 PM
lamiskool
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Originally Posted by Subtletanks91 View Post
Usually after the treatment there is no difference noticed right away. It takes about a week for it to shrink down and go away. But just because there's no visual confirmation immediately doesn't mean it works. A lot of people discredit say pain killers because they say they can't feel it working. Yet they are working inside your body you just can't notice it. Same difference for this treatment.
Yea I know, same thing for when I did it, took a few days before I saw the algae die. I just wanted to keep us updated on the progress to see if a lower dose would work!
04-01-2014 06:28 PM
Subtletanks91 Usually after the treatment there is no difference noticed right away. It takes about a week for it to shrink down and go away. But just because there's no visual confirmation immediately doesn't mean it works. A lot of people discredit say pain killers because they say they can't feel it working. Yet they are working inside your body you just can't notice it. Same difference for this treatment.
04-01-2014 05:54 PM
lamiskool
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Originally Posted by Subtletanks91 View Post
One day after the modified dosage. Not a soul was harmed. No one is dead. No one showed signs of stress from the treatment. However there was no "pearling from the peroxide part of the treatment.
Glad everyone is ok, and happy your testing this out on shirmp as im to scared to ever try it on my shrimp tank. How does the algea look after the treatment/did it work? Just curious as I have a few shrimp tanks and if I ever do get an algae outbreak in them then instead of having to move the shrimp/tear down the tank I can try this!
04-01-2014 05:09 PM
Subtletanks91 One day after the modified dosage. Not a soul was harmed. No one is dead. No one showed signs of stress from the treatment. However there was no "pearling from the peroxide part of the treatment.
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