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My Secret Weapon For Killing Algae

I ran across this video:


Have any of you used H202 the same way this guy does?

I'm just wondering if anyone else this technique.

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I saw that video last week. Seems like others are having luck here too from what I see, but that's the first I've seen using a spray bottle

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I have used this medthoed yes. however, dont use alot cause it can cause adverse reactions to your fish , example death... I now use it in small doses, under water, in a spray bottle directly at the problem spot. 3-4 quick sprays and im done.


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I've used h202 to spot treat but this guy took it to another level. In the video he did several treatments:

1. Sprayed the surface to eliminate surface build up.
2. Lowered the water level and sprayed the tops of plants and the power heads.
3. Sprayed to spot treat under water.

Very interesting stuff. This guy had an awesome scape two and he rarely did water changes.
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How long does it take to disassociate? He makes it sound like it's almost instantaneous but I've heard otherwise.


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That is not any real Secret. There are several threads on using H2O2 on this site that are not very hard to find if one just looks.

In those sites are recommendations on dose per gallon. Where this video fall short and boarders on being irresponsible, is that he does not speak about OD levels. A safer way to approach it if put 10% less than Max. dose in that bottle. Then explain stop when that amount has been used.

Ultimately, algae control is about addressing the cause, not treating the symptoms.
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I tried H2O2 on BBA and didn't see much happen and then tried direct in-water application of Excel, I seemed to have better luck with Excel.
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Was he using a 100% peroxide or was it mixed?
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Not new or a secret. There are a few methods using H202 and some have used it for years. I've used it to both spot treat and do whole tank treatments. It will kill BBA but not solve what causes it. Just use the cheap brown bottles of it you see in the stores 3% I think? No need to dilute.
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