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Old 02-14-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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How to get hair algea off a frag disc?

I want to get some bam bam zoas from the lfs but the frag disc they come one is just packed with hair algea, how can i get this off?
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It will most likely die off if you tank isn't as polluted as the tank it came from , those frag tanks can get nasty lol
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It will most likely die off if you tank isn't as polluted as the tank it came from , those frag tanks can get nasty lol
Alright thanks!
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You can brush it off with an old toothbrush. I like removing it before adding it to my tank.
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You can also dip the coral in a mixture of peroxide and saltwater. let sit a few minutes and the hair algae will die off over the next few days.
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You can also dip the coral in a mixture of peroxide and saltwater. let sit a few minutes and the hair algae will die off over the next few days.
How much peroxide for 1/2g of saltwater?
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I usually fill a small pail and pout a few capfuls in or a short pour. You dont want too much in it. The algae may look like its fine when youre done but within a day or two it will just turn brown and die. Old reefer trick I picked up somewhere. lol
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How to get hair algea off a frag disc?

There's a ratio I believe it's a 4:1 ratio.
4 parts Salt Water
1 part Peroxide

Then I think the dip time is like 5 minutes.
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Good information will... I just eyeball it myself but nice to know there is a formula for it.
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The peroxide doesn't harm the coral at all? Is it safe for all types of coral?

I'll have to file this one away.
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