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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 11:42 PM
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The h2o2 didnt seem to effect my fish negatively at all. They would swim to and play in the bubbles that were created by the h2o2. My tank isn't starved of o2 either, co2 during the day o2 bubbler at night. They were just having fun. I think if its dosed in small diluted quantities there's no harm. Dark Cobra is right though, you want to prevent algae and not rely on h2o2. BTW - I take very good care of my tanks and their inhabitants. Ritualized cleaning and water changes but I have to say I never saw the tank water so crystal clear as after dosing it.
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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 03:43 AM
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why cant we use Ho2o along with EI dosing? i mean if it helps the plant and fish so why not. i have read that Ho2o evaporate fast from the water then why do we need to change the water after adding it? cant we just use this 3x a week and then do the 50% water change?
Effective dosing levels of H2O2 used to kill algae beyond simple spot treatments kill bacteria also.
Dosing @ 10ml/g I shut the filter down to protect my cycled media and do a 50% WC after 2hrs before starting my canisters again.
I hope DarkCobra's post was information enough the dissuade you from routine dosing but if not wanted to add a second opinion.


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The preventive is ongoing maintence to develop the proper balance of light, ferts., water changes & plant and bio-load.

H202 use should be a treatment to a problem. Not unlike a human taking antibiotics.

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nicely explained Darkcobra.

i guess i will stick with the excel just in case if i ever get any algae.

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I never dose more than 4ml/gallon in spot treatments. I always measure out 50ml of H2O2 and then do my spot treatment and stop even if I'm not done by the time I run out.
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Did you notice any side effect with the moss when dosing with hydrogen peroxide?


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I just set up a 55gal tank with no fish....but I did use a cycling method I found online which involved throwing a couple raw shrimp into the tank. I now have several forms of algae and also the dreaded hair algae growing roughly 1/2 inch per day on my plants (stringy brown). I want to H202 dose the tank before adding fish. I also have CO2 DIY injection and the plants are pearling nicely. I still have 1ppm ammonia, but its dropping daily.

Here is the question.....should I turn off my canister filters? Will the H202 kill the good bacteria in the tank and filters which I just spent a couple weeks cycling for? I will try the 3ml/gal method with filters off.
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wait out the cycle would be my choice.
0.0 NH3 and NO2 then treat the algae or do a double dose of excel but I wouldn't use peroxide at all until the cycle was completed


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Bump to help a hair algae problem.
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I just doesed 60ml of h2o2 to my 70 gal. tank and 15 minutes after one of my juvie discus went in the corner of the tank and just sat on the ground there , 3 others were good . I waited another 30 minutes , nothing changed , I did a 50% WC . My affected discus started swimming fine. I will try it again in a few days .
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Spot Dosing

My protocol:

Turn off filters
Fill syringe with 2 ml per total tank volume size* (not actually water).
Direct a small amount directly on the algae underwater
Wait 15min
Do 50% water change
2hrs later turn filters back on

Wait 1 wk before additional spot dosing.

* 40gl tank would get 80ml of H2O2 MAX.

I advise against going over 2ml per gl.
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Some fish are more sensitive than others especially the scaleless ones. I spot treat .5ml/Gallon.


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Some fish are more sensitive than others especially the scaleless ones. I spot treat .5ml/Gallon.
Good point.

Would you have a sensitive fish list from your experiences?
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I'd put all of catfish, plecos, and loaches on the sensitive list. I'd see scar tissues if I over did the H2O2.


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I have spotted treated with h202, and didn't do anything to the algae =(

It's a 10 Gallon tank with staghorn algae on crypt, blyxa, and sunset hygro.

I treated about 2ml per gallon, turned the filter off for 2 hours and followed by a water change.

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