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Old 02-05-2014, 02:08 AM   #1
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Nuked my tank with hydrogen peroxide...plants stopped pearling!


I had some algea issues in my tank so I decided to nuke my tank with hydrogen peroxide in my 5.5 gallon. I used about 16oz and my dwarf baby tears pearled like mad and I left it like that for about an hour. Then I did a 100% water change. Then the next day no more pearling at all! Before my tank would pearl everywhere but now not a single bubble. The HC still look lively and green but not as bright green. Is this bad?
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:20 AM   #2
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16oz of straight hydrogen peroxide? I'm afraid you might have cooked your plants.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:26 AM   #3
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Yep sounds like they got fried
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:59 AM   #4
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For a 5gal tank, your safe dosing is 5ml. You've used 473ml. I'm sure your tank is now algae-free of all kinds.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:02 AM   #5
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yeah its time to start all over all the plants will be dead. why would you put that much in your tank. algae or not there are doses posted all over. please tell me there was no fish in the tank
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:23 AM   #6
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For a 5gal tank, your safe dosing is 5ml. You've used 473ml. I'm sure your tank is now algae-free of all kinds.
Algae free!? That tank is now free of all biological organisms period lol. Total nuclear winter
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:32 AM   #7
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:14 AM   #8
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I took out all the fish and shrimps before i nuked it. I used the bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide. I didnt know it would fry up my tank...ill post a picture of what it looks like now. It sure not bright green like it used to be but is there still hope?
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:06 AM   #9
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No hope to be honest. A few sprigs may survive though.

I would recommend looking up dosages for any chemical before doing anything. straight up 3% h2o2 is useable but only for a duration of a few seconds.
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Ouch.....they are goners
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #11
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Well lots of organisms can break down H2O2 naturally,including beneficial bacteria in your soil/filter. But it is a free radical and can break down just about any organic molecule! In high doses they might not have had a chance to cope. But keep changing water daily and hopefully you will have something left. >.<
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