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overdosed on seachem comprehensive

So i was trying to get rid of some BBA that has just started forming on some driftwood in my 75 gallon planted tank, however after dosing a total of 15ml into my tank through a turkey baster i realised it was Seachem comprehensive and not excel ! Do i need to worry ?
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I do not think that is a problem. Plants will take it in, or if the substrate has a high CEC some of the minerals will get temporarily bound up in the substrate.
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Not at all a problem.
But next time, use Excel, and you'll see that it really works.
You can do it less expensively, using plain old hydrogen peroxide (H202), - it may not be quite as effective, as quickly, but it'll work. And safer for the fish as well.
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Thank you, where would i buy hydrogen peroxide ? Do i drop some in the tank or squirt it on the leaves with the filter off for a while ?
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You can usually get it at any large grocery store, or off the counter at a pharmacy.
And yes, when you do a water change, spot dose it on the leaves at close range, using a syringe or test kit pipette, with the filter left off for about a half hour.
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