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Algae...I want a nuclear option

Some of you may seen the crazy green cladaphora algae I've been "harvesting." I'm in the process of setting up a new tank and want to steralize everything going in this new tank to whatever degree possible. I've read a bit and even tried hydrogen peroxide but it did not seem to have much effect.
Any suggestions and/or instructions for dipping or quarantine of plants?
I am willing to use the harshest of chemicals and possibly even lose the plants
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if it is truly clado you may be in trouble... clado from what i have seen does not really respond to chemicals as much as others... i got a little bit on a plant once and only got rid of it via manual removal so it didn't spread and then it eventually just went away (plants won the battle)

something severe like bleach dip or potassium permanganate (sp?) (PP) might be a good option? not sure... depending on how caked your plants are / state of the tank i would consider just starting over with new plants if severe measures do not work


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Supposedly hydrogen peroxide or Flourish Excel will kill it:

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API Algaefix works well on clado and hair types
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Some of you may seen the crazy green cladaphora algae I've been "harvesting." I'm in the process of setting up a new tank and want to steralize everything going in this new tank to whatever degree possible. I've read a bit and even tried hydrogen peroxide but it did not seem to have much effect.
Any suggestions and/or instructions for dipping or quarantine of plants?
I am willing to use the harshest of chemicals and possibly even lose the plants
5-10 drops of bleach and cycle it in your tank for 2-3 days. i've done it before on my 10 gal. kills algae like a boss. plants dont look so good, but some still alive. now the tank is recovered and flourishing.
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Hydrogen peroxide kills it, I just went through that pain. If you have problems with the new setup, this really works:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/23...treatment.html

And this to keep up with things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geFDaOhCphA

The thing that helped me with my algae issues was switching over to urea. You could easily tell when you are overdosing because you get green dust algae right away. My issues was that I was not taking into account substrate when calculating ferts and was overdosing. That and keep your light par to 50.

https://sites.google.com/site/aquati...izer/home/urea
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