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Will algaecide kill moss if applied directly or dipped in one ounce a.c. To 3ounces water, or would it be a better idea to use peroxide dip or excel dip or spot treat using excel. It's spyrogyra algae I can remove a lot by hand but want to ensure wradication in the moss. I'm working on my lighting cycle to stop growth in definatly and going to get some craft mesh to diffuse the light a bit more as I have already raised the light 3 inches from the tank. Ten gallon.
 

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So remove from the tank and use the H2O2?

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Jeff
You don't need to remove it from the tank. Use a syringe/eye dropper and treat the algae directly with the H2o2. That way you don't mess up the scape of the tank. You can use 1ml per gallon.

Turn your filter off to keep the water calm. Squirt the H2o2 directly on the the algae covered areas. Turn the lights off for 15-20 minutes. Then turn the filter back on and you should be good to go! Try to treat all the algae over a few days and not all at once.
 

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I've used algaecide in my main tank with success and no harm to the plants. But this is a shrimp tank I am no willing to dose anything directly to the tank. All plants will be removed to treat them. Hard scape had already been 'boiling' in peroxide over night. That's not a worry. I have removed a fair amount of the algae already but I am trying to find a way to remove and eradicate the spyro from the moss without throwing it out again because I through out a softball size of subwassertang yesterday. After tearing it apart looking for shrimplets lol
 

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Peroxide shouldn't harm shrimps if dosed under 3 mL/gallon/day. It breaks down nearly instantly into oxygen.

If you do remove the moss from the tank be careful you don't treat it for too long outside of water, concentrated peroxide can hurt plants. Perhaps just treat it in another tank under water. That way the moss' fronds will be spaced out and allot the H2O2 between them to kill the algae rather than compacted up.
 

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I just tossed it. There was too much Spirograph algae to even mess with it when I took it out today, I have a patch of Xmas moss in my other tank I've been growin I can just replace it with that. I think I found the culprit of the algae.
 
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