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Old 07-21-2014, 02:43 PM   #71
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Would the use of a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution to kill off the algae have any negative side effects on the rock (ie, killing the BB residing in/on it, etc)?
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Hmmm, that might work in my curing bucket

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Hmmm...There is a linked post there that talks about dosing 1mL per 10 gallons per day. I might give that a shot, maybe start at 0.5mL to see what happens. I have a skimmer so it should be able to suck out any DOCs that arise...
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I'm gonna do a h2o2 bath on my curing rocks tomorrow. Here's a pic after 2 weeks in the darkened bucket. And this rock was turned the other way up too, so it's getting even less light than almost none.

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Get a stiff bristled nail brush and scrub first....

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Grrr, Persistant Green Hair Algae

Unfortunately the gha, despite its immortality, is nothing compared to the tougher purple coarse algae that I have. And a mere wire brush does nothing for that. Dynamite is nigh on ineffective. I have even removed a few small rocks from my system and put them in the sun for a couple months. Then I burned the dry algae, rinsed it and put it back in my sump, away from the light. A coupe weeks later I remembered to check and the godlike algae was back. It wasn't on other sump rubble, just those few pieces.
I removed it and threw it in the bushes.

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Hmm, maybe I don't have GHA. It's green and hairy, but I was able to scrub it out with this brush from Target:
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Also, I did a 1mL dose of peroxide last night. I took photos, and will continue to do so, for about 10 days. I have 15 gallons net in the tank, so I should be doing 1.5mL, but I'd rather start with less, especially since I scrubbed off a lot of the algae. If, after 10 days, I don't see any improvement, I'll increase to the suggested 1.5mL for 10 days.
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It does sound like GHA you have. I have it too, but I also have this purple, stringy algae that must have its roots buried in the center of the rocks.
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Would the use of a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution to kill off the algae have any negative side effects on the rock (ie, killing the BB residing in/on it, etc)?

Peroxide will most likely kill all the bb. I've used it on some turf algae and the rock that I've treated turned white. I would try do the treatment out the tank and rinse the rock with loads of water to make sure I'm not putting anything in the tank.


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