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cjskier 11-21-2013 02:17 AM

Best "bath" solution for algae on plants?
I know, Im new, "use the search function". But I have and cant seem to find the best answer to my problem.

Im about to do a major re-scape and inital scape of a new tank. I want to use most of the plants in my existing set up in the new one. However lately I've had a bad break out of hair algae on my plants. i really dont want to transfer this stiff full force to a new tank and continue the problem.

So my question is, whats the best bath solution to use to kill the algae, and not the plants? Snails are not an issue.

I live in a pretty small town and finding Alum might be impossible, and Potasium Premagnate hard. And Im planning on working on my setup tomorrow evening(been waiting on a delivery).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

s3rca 11-21-2013 02:23 AM

Hydrogen peroxide seems to work pretty darn well and it's cheap which is a plus.

cjskier 11-21-2013 03:54 AM


Originally Posted by s3rca (Post 4717529)
Hydrogen peroxide seems to work pretty darn well and it's cheap which is a plus.

At what diloution? I think I read 1part hydrogenperoxide to 2 part h2o. And for how long?

Sake 11-21-2013 04:12 AM

just a tip because the search sucks here but type something like dip for algae in google and it'll search this site. It's alot better than the forums search engine. Here is what I got from that search....

cjskier 11-21-2013 05:06 AM

Thanks for the tip Sake! I normaly use google to search forums, but you provided me with great links!

So I'm thinking a 1 to 1 ratio of H2O2 to H2o for a couple mins should do the trick. As far as I know I have fairly hardy plants. I guess I'll find out. I see archarnis(sp?) will die, but then again what doesnt kill it(ferts, flourish, ect)? And I dont like/grow that crap.

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