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Anubias dip?

Any recommendations regarding dipping anubias in solutions to strip algae from the leaves? Everything else looks great...
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3% bleach in water solution up to 5 minutes (anubias only, many aquarium plants can't take it that long). Gently wipe down leaves with wet towel and rinse plant very thoroughly. I usually dunk plants in a bucket after washing and do a high dose of dechlorinator before they go back in the tank. I've done this once or twice and anubias don't show any signs of stress from the drip. On YouTube there is a video buy a British woman (I think) doing a bleach dip and wash on her anubias from her goldfish tank, very informative I thought.
You can also do a weak dose of hydrogen peroxcide in water but don't know % or time to dip for that one sorry.

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Anubias get algae very easy as a slow grows but as a low light plant there are a few things you can don't help prevent algae from coming back. They can happily grow in shaded areas of the tank (under floaters or up-to-the-surface and train-on-the-surface plants). You can raise lights or redid photo period to reduce algae as well ...depending on the other plants you have.

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I would do bleach dips on my anubias maybe twice a year. I would always end up with a few spots of GSA or BBA. i think it was 1/20 ratio of bleach and water. It worked well at removing the algae that accumulated on the leaves. Lately I have started using excel and in the few months i have been using it the leaves still look really clean so I may not have to do the bleach dips again anytime soon.

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20/1 water to bleach dip for about 30 seconds. Rinse the plant off several times, let it sit in a bucket or bowl of water with a lot of dechlorinator for a 5-10 minutes.


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I dipped a chlorine 3% for 10 min with roots not submerged, then flushed with fresh water lite toothbrushing redipped for 1 min flushed and soaked in a Prime dechlorinator for 1 hr..
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