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Old 01-08-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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H202 safe in a tank?


I have BBA in my 55. Its been there for a while. I've removed some plants leaves that were affected. Its on my driftwood too. I read that you can spot treat it with Excel in a syringe, and Hydrogen Peroxide too. Is the peroxide safe to put in a tank with fish and plants?

Can I use the peroxide while the tank is full with water? I can't really remove the driftwood as it will dislodge the nearby plants. Advice please
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Yes, you can use hydrogen peroxide to spot treat BBA on your driftwood.

Just turn off all your filters/powerheads, let the water settle down for a minute or two, and then using a syringe, you can spot treat the algae.

Usually 1 mL / gallon is safe, but I usually use half that amount.
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Yes, H2O2 breaks down into water and oxygen. Just don't directly spray directly on fauna.
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Thanks for the replies. The more knowledge I attain, the better my tank will be. Thanks
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