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How to Hydrogen Peroxide Dip

Whats the ratio for the hydrogen peroxide dip and how long do I dip the plants? I have 3 percent Hydrogen peroxide.

I got some plants today and found some snails, anything besides the hp dip and inspecting them, before putting them in the tank?
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I also put the plant in a clear container with water. Then look through the glass throughly, often times I will find algae and snails I don't see out of water.
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Whats the ratio for the hydrogen peroxide dip and how long do I dip the plants? I have 3 percent Hydrogen peroxide.

I got some plants today and found some snails, anything besides the hp dip and inspecting them, before putting them in the tank?
What I was doing on my reef tank seems to be working well on my plants. I use half ro or tank water and half grocery store peroxide for 4 minutes to kill algae in new plants. I am not sure if it kills snails, but I dont have any hitch hikers in my freshwater tanks. It was a little much for my hornwort but grasses and broad leafed plants handle it fine. I have heard 25% peroxide works but I don't have personal experience with that.

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What I was doing on my reef tank seems to be working well on my plants. I use half ro or tank water and half grocery store peroxide for 4 minutes to kill algae in new plants. I am not sure if it kills snails, but I dont have any hitch hikers in my freshwater tanks. It was a little much for my hornwort but grasses and broad leafed plants handle it fine. I have heard 25% peroxide works but I don't have personal experience with that.

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Good luck finding that concentration. Typical store concentration is 3%. That means in every darn bottle we are buying 97% water. Diluting it is diluting it from 3%. So a 50 50 mix gets you 1.5%

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Good luck finding that concentration. Typical store concentration is 3%. That means in every darn bottle we are buying 97% water. Diluting it is diluting it from 3%. So a 50 50 mix gets you 1.5%
Yes^ and even at 3% I have seen it kill anubia nearly clear off after spraying it and allowed to sit longer than a couple three minutes.
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Yes^ and even at 3% I have seen it kill anubia nearly clear off after spraying it and allowed to sit longer than a couple three minutes.
A couple of years ago on vacation in NY I found a 35% solution at a Walgreens. Wish I had bought a couple gallons of it.

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I guess I am kind of late for a followup reply, but I wanted to clarify. I was using 3% peroxide diluted 1 to 1 with tank or RO water. I stepped it down to 1 part peroxide and 3 parts water for 4 minutes and it still killed algae. Like I mentioned before, my hornwort didn't handle the 50/50 that well but the my others were fine. I still don't have snails, but I am not sure it is due to the peroxide.
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