|04-30-2015 04:35 AM|
Read my post. Red happens. I think it's iron oxidizing. It clears within 3-4 days.
|04-30-2015 01:28 AM|
I just did this treatment without the EXCEL because i couldnt find any locally but i did the H2O2 treatment.
My tank is not VERY redish pink. I dont know if this is the bacteria dying off or the algea. I had very little hair algae but it did nuke the Black algae quite nice and see a noticable difference. Ill see how it goes for the next couple days and do a water change in two days.
Im prepping a 75g build with pictures and use this tank to grow some initial plants for my 75g while i look for rock and Driftwood to fit my setup.
|04-28-2015 06:53 AM|
|dzega||ive lost one otto and few cherry shrimps with this treatment. 3ml/gal h2o2 suggested here is way too much for shrimp tank. safe dose is considered being 1ml/gal|
|04-28-2015 12:31 AM|
|Pi Guy||Has anyone lost any cories to this treatment? If so, what dose did you use?|
|04-24-2015 03:38 AM|
Results day 3:
Tank looks super crisp, all algae has lightened, but not been removed.
Lost three small schooling fish, cannot say when, but the rest of the tank is recycling 2 rummy nose tetras and one Cardinal tetra.
I haven't had any fish die in over a year, so I know for sure it was this treatment. Perhaps a slightly lower dose next go round.
Will keep updating over next week.
|04-22-2015 11:26 AM|
|04-22-2015 03:47 AM|
The "One-Two Punch" Whole Tank Algae Treatment
I just performed this treatment. And I have strange results.
I have 240 gallons. I drained 80 gallons or so, and accounted for 60-70 gallons worth of substrate, plants and wood.
Turned off filter, closed filter lines.
I put in large aeration and added 300ml (30ml/10 gal for 100 remaining gallons) peroxide.
I let this broil for 15 minutes, then added 3/4 just drained tank water, 1/4 new DI water back in to fill.
Added 100ml flourish Excel and kept aerators going.
All fish seem fine other than the stress of the broiling bubbles... HOWEVER....
My water column is turning pinky RED! I have seen something similar before and I have two theories:
1) I nuked the bacteria in the display tank, and they are turning red as they die
2) I oxidized all of my chelated iron and the water is showing the metallic color of iron (more likely)
If anyone has experienced RED WATER before, please give me some references thanks.
Here are some pics, I will update with progress.
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That is NOT a red light lol!Attachment 464793
|04-04-2015 03:01 AM|
I just finished doing the treatment again.
This time, I used 8 Tbls. in 5 gallons for an hour, after taking out the Betta and my moss wall which does not have any algae. (it's new)
I'll post what it looks like tomorrow.
|04-04-2015 02:08 AM|
|anastasisariel||Results are seen within 24 hours in most cases. BTW, DarkCobra hasnt' been active for a while.|
|04-03-2015 11:54 PM|
How long does it usually take to see results?
Wednesday night, I took the Betta out, turned off the filtration and put 4 tbls in 5 gallons with tons of air. I let it sit 15 minutes, did about 90% water change and added Excel.
The hair algae looks a little lighter but nothing outstanding and the BBA is still on the glass.
Should I do another treatment tonight?
|04-03-2015 09:07 PM|
I've been having BBA issues for months now and am
on the verge of losing all my plants.So after reading your thread here,
I went ahead and followed your "One-Two Punch" procedure,
(Two tbsp. per Gal h2o2),to the letter.I'm already seeing the algae
turn white and pink.I've never used Excell before,so I used the standard
5ml per10 Gal dose.While looking at the reaction under the light,my
daughter pointed 3 or 4 small fry I hadn't noticed until after the treatment.
I'll post again on this thread on further results and how well the fry do.
Thanks so much for posting this thread.
|03-23-2015 01:54 AM|
|dswiese||Just trying this tonight. only had 6 tbls for a 55g. will post results. also dosed excel at initial dose rate, post water change|
|03-21-2015 11:11 PM|
|rawlins06||Just did 1.5 tbsp per 10 gallon on my 20l, 30min later did a 25% water change. There is a lot of pearling and my fish and snails seem fine.|
|03-17-2015 10:23 PM|
|DayOlder||I have two tanks both of which I do 25% WC on every Sunday. I alternate which tank I start first and add 2TBSP/ 10 gal of H2O2 to the other tank, also turning off the filter and on the power head. By the time I have the first tank done the second tank is ready for the WC. This way it takes me no additional time and each tank is treated every other week. Since I have started doing this I have quit treating daily with excel, in fact I have not used excel at all and both tanks have remained algae free. I have had no loss of livestock or plants although my octocinclus do not seem to like it. I started this after doing the 1-2.|
|03-17-2015 09:44 PM|
Thanks for the catch.
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