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Old 07-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #81
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Peroxide will kill everything in the tank. It's not for dosing a tank with livestock in it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:01 PM   #82
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Please be careful with a strong oxidant like peroxide. It could cause problems that make the algae outbreak look meaningless. The algae may look ugly, but if it isn't killing corals it isn't a emergency. Work your phosphate levels down and be patient, it will all die back.


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Old 07-22-2014, 11:13 PM   #83
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I've read lots of articles where people have used the minimal dose of 1 ml/10 gal per day as suggested. Although everybody who posted their stories said there was no catastrophic crashes in the tanks, nobody mentioned doing this for long term. I don't plan on that either. But everybody's other suggestions are, frankly, completely ineffective.
I feed my fish 1 time a week a couple tiny bits of food. What they eat in about 10 seconds. Some weeks I forget. I'm not overfeeding.
My whites have been off for over a month, almost 2. The blues are on for a mere 6 hours a day (all bulbs are brand new). The rocks in my curing bucket are covered (heated, circ pump and an air stone to ensure good oxygenation). Algae is growing great in both places. Cutting lights, completely ineffective.
Skimmer gets 1 cup of skimmate in 2 days.
Cheato grows very well in the sump.
Phosguard in the reactor.
Phosphate and nitrate are both 0 (don't tell me yet again that is because the algae is consuming them). There is absolutely no die off in the curing bucket either.

I'm at a loss.

Tonight I'll dip 1 test rock from the curing bucket in an H2O2/FW (30ml to 1 gal) dip for 5 minutes. Tomorrow I hope I see algae death.

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:30 PM   #84
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Just had another idea. Seeing as how I'm running the curing container, I'm gonna start dosing it tomorrow and see how that goes. I started with 15 gal of water, so I'll dose 1.5 ml H2O2 daily. I wont spot feed the algae with it, just a simple dose. Worst case, if everything goes south fast, it won't be so dramatic. But not till tomorrow.
I just dosed the rock with the algae growing on it in the complete darkness in the H2O2 dip. Hopefully tomorrow I'll see death.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:59 PM   #85
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The information on this link may help. Im not sure if it has the same concentration as the regular H2O2 you buy in the pharmacy but it's better to be safe than be sorry when your stock is affected.

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http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/hydrogen-peroxide

I wonder if it kills algae it would also do the same thing with coraline algae.


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Old 07-23-2014, 03:59 AM   #86
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Grrr, Persistant Green Hair Algae

It will kill many things it contacts, but it doesn't hang around like bleach does. Tiny amounts have been used to save oxygen poor tanks after power outages, but using it as a algae cure is pretty drastic in my view. I highly suggest you read some more posts because they range from miracle algae cure, to it killed my corals. Let us know how it goes. Sometimes different approaches work.


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Hard purple algae sounds like coralline.... Idk if that what you're talking about but it sounds like it. Most people want it actually.


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Yes coralline algae. That means if you loose it you are diminishing what is good for your tank and a chain reaction may occur. It would mean H2O2 is only good for FOWLR.
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It's not coraline algae. It's kinda like chaeto, except it roots into rocks and can't be pulled out. Much thicker and coarser than chaeto too. And it only seems to grow about 1" long


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Sounds like turf aglae. I would read up on it as it's pain in ***, I've got green turf on few rocks that want rid off. It's why I'm trying Peroxide on Cotten wool and rub where it is on rock and rinsing the rock with ro before putting back on tank.


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