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Old 05-01-2014, 01:47 AM   #301
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I guess that to have a clean aquarium, the tank's gotta stay dark well I will dose a little... but that'll be when I get me one more power head
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:54 PM   #302
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So, the only sensibly species for this treatment is Ottos and Ghost shrimps?
What about corydoras? Raspboras? Angelfish? Gourami, Bolivian ram, draft orange cryfish? Platy?

Do I need to WC after excel dosing or I must wait 24h?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:58 PM   #303
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I did this in my 10g which I was cycling and getting a major algae problem. The only wildlife were 3 nerites and a betta and I lost 1 nerite. It really worked great on the algae. I was getting a green carpet on my substrate along with some on the glass and all of it is knocked out.

One thing I did that I would like to mention. From reading the thread, circulation and flow seem to be really important. I didn't think I would get enough just from the filter, so I took my small fish net and swished it in the water for the first 10 of the 15 minutes before doing the water change. It really got the water moving and I think that helped. (the betta hunkered down under one of the plants and rode it out)
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:42 PM   #304
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Do I need to remove Excel sensible plants? Or they can survive 1 time treatment?

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:18 AM   #305
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Just dosed 6 tbsp of Peroxid and 12.5 ml of Excel for my 29g.

When I can put back my Amono shrimp, Draft Cryfish and Neritas?
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:29 PM   #306
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I'm going to attempt this on my 5.5g. It has a mystery black/brown/green algae on the substrate, deemed not BGA.

I will be 1-2 Punching with 1 tbsp H2O2 and 2.5mL Excel after the 50% water change.

I will be adding an extra empty HOB filter, removing the media from my air driven filter and turning it's air on full blast for 15 minutes.
I will be removing my betta, various ramshorns (that I can catch, not a big deal) and my lone shrimp. I figure, what's 15 minutes out of the tank while the H2O2 is working?

From other's successes, I'm feeling confident in this method. Updates to follow.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:45 AM   #307
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24h later:
Caloglossa (algae, red moss) is dying. That's good.
BBA no effect.
Staghorn no effect.
Cladophora no effect.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:46 AM   #308
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It took 3 days for my BBA to start dying
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:11 AM   #309
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My hair algae in my tank (the whispy green flowy stuff) died back and now I just have rare single strings like one of my hairs got caught in the tank. I don't remember my dosage but it was the "modified" dosage for a mini m (I did about 6 gallons worth of dosage) with no inhabitants so I wasn't worried about the dosage. I did it with my regular filter. My cycle seems to have rebounded and I added some cherry shrimp. I had an amano, but I have 0 clue where it is LOL
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:19 AM   #310
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So, the only sensibly species for this treatment is Ottos and Ghost shrimps?
What about corydoras? Raspboras? Angelfish? Gourami, Bolivian ram, draft orange cryfish? Platy?

Do I need to WC after excel dosing or I must wait 24h?

I've never had any problems with my ottos, I dose 4 tsp per 10 gallon for 20 minutes. I keep the filter and co2 running, I also add in an extra powerhead with a venturi air intake usually. I have 3 ottos in that ten gallon aquarium and they do fine. I kinda nuked one of my Anubias Barteri ‘Nana' leaves once, it has a pretty gnarly hole in one of it's leaves now.

I also dose 24 tsp in my 75 gallon for 20 minutes and have 3 ottos, a black veil angel, and German Blue Rams to name a few and have had no problems. This tank has a lot of flow in it already so I do not add any extra powerheads, but I do add an airstore because it makes me feel good.

So far I have done this treatment 3 times, I do it more now as a good preventative measure, and have not had a fish die yet.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:27 PM   #311
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I have to say, this is the most effective method that I have used for algae. One month later and the tank is crystal clear. I used the original recommended dose.

Disclaimer, I have lost a few fish since the treatment but was it from the treatment? I don't know.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #312
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Nice Write up.. Please let me know if this method is effective for Green Dust Algae ?

I am currently in "Wait it out" mode for the GSA.. But I am planning to use this after 3 to 4 weeks. So does this work for GSA also ?

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Old 05-26-2014, 01:58 PM   #313
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Nice Write up.. Please let me know if this method is effective for Green Dust Alagae ?

I am currently in "Wait it out" mode for the GSA.. But I am planning to use this after 3 to 4 weeks. So does this work for GSA also ?
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #314
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So, right now 80% of my BBA are red/pink.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:14 PM   #315
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Just wanted to check back in and note that I had success. It's been a few days now, and algae is continuing to die. I'd say it's pretty optimal right now but my girlfriend with the up close eye is hoping for a little better.

It went from sand covered in a black/brown/green diatom algae to a nice off white no algae sand.

I'm pleased!
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