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pirayaman 01-25-2013 11:32 PM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
well title says it all i pulled some hc that has some weird stringy alge on it and put it in a 50 straight tap water and 50 percent peroxide gonna let it sit over night. tommorow im gonna rinse real well and put back in tank and see what happens

aokashi 01-25-2013 11:40 PM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
HC will melt...

homemadepopcorn 01-25-2013 11:43 PM

So you have 1:1 H2O:H2O2... what concentration of H2O2? And yes, it will probably melt. A dip might not hurt, but all night is overkill.

pirayaman 01-25-2013 11:48 PM

ok well then lets do 2 hrs i will remove the hc and rinse at 9:30 and just for good measure i have added some other plants to the mix with alge to see if it works on them too this will be great if it works cause a 2 hr dip is a poc

aokashi 01-25-2013 11:50 PM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
I recommend you take it out now. put it in plain water and observe.
I've had almost an entire tank melt on me dosing at a fragment of what you dose...

Monster Fish 01-25-2013 11:58 PM

That's way too much H2O2 and for too long. I've fried moss and java fern with concentrations lower than that and for a shorter duration.

wkndracer 01-26-2013 12:03 AM

10ml of H2O2 per gallon for 2 hrs. is my maximum application.

pirayaman 01-26-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2350570)
I recommend you take it out now. put it in plain water and observe.
I've had almost an entire tank melt on me dosing at a fragment of what you dose...


how long did u have peroxide in your tank and for how long.

if it melts i will just get more without alge. just want to see if it works ill cut down even more to 830 1 hr 50/50

aokashi 01-26-2013 12:21 AM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
there really is no "if" lol.
usually at that concentration, you should only dip it for half a minute max

DarkCobra 01-26-2013 12:22 AM

I wouldn't keep a plant in a 50/50 dip for more than a minute, followed by a rinse. Less for fragile plants.

Experimentation is good, but in this case I believe the results are predictable. :)

pirayaman 01-26-2013 12:26 AM

i took it out 2 mins ago and it looks the same i rinsed 3 times. im gonna leave it in straight tapwater over night and check on it in the morning. ill let youse know

abc 01-26-2013 12:29 AM

Is this for real? I feel like this is a joke post trying to egg responses from people. ok, if you are serious I would listen to what everyone is saying and pull the hc out now. The hc might recover but it will take a long time and much of it will be dead. I think u are going to have to start over...

aokashi 01-26-2013 12:32 AM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
you wont be able to tell right now, melt wont start until tomorrow, you will first see transparency in the leaves and then everything will rot. if it's bad, you wont even be left with stems.

pirayaman 01-26-2013 12:49 AM

i feel like this is all to real. it is done if it doesnt work. fine by me. im not squirting perioxide in my fish tank or doseing it. i wanted to see if this works. i have 3 more batchs to test if this doesnt make it. i will try again with less time or less peroxide but i wont know till tommorw like aokashi said.

i will find a reliable mix and dip time and that will be the alge treatment i will use from now on and probley most of u will thx me later

aokashi 01-26-2013 12:52 AM

50/50 peroxide water hc sitting over night
 
try starting small and work your way up, lol.


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