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Old 08-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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I don't want to transfer algae to my new tank...

So I want to re use my 50 pounds of live rock from my current tank in my new tank. I don't want any of the algae coming over though, I have some hair algae here and there.

Whats teh best way to kill it? Should I dip the rock in hydrogen peroxide and then put them in a tub of salt water in the dark for a month? I'm not worried that my live rock becomes dead rock or anything, I just really want it clean.

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I've been using peroxide in a tub for the last week. The dip I find works very well.


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I've been using peroxide in a tub for the last week. The dip I find works very well.


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How are you doing it exactly?
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I dipped 1 rock in a 50:50 peroxide / FW mix for about 2 minutes. Algae turned white and is coming off in the darkened curing bucket.
Killed lots of brittle stars and bristle worms, but I think that was from the FW not peroxide.
I'm also testing pulling 1 rock out of the water and squirting 4 ml of peroxide on the algae. I keep it out of the water for 5 minutes then put it, and any latent peroxide back in the curing bucket with other rocks and 15 gals of SW. (That is about 2.5 ml peroxide to 10 gal SW).
Algae is dying and stars, worms and snails don't seem affected.


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Why not use old tank water with the peroxide?


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When I did my dip I didn't have any mixed water on hand. Now I'm dosing, but yeah, dip in a SW : peroxide mix.


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Will be ok to dip rocks from tank and rinse good before putting back in tank.


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Peroxide doesn't last long in a water mixture. It quickly breaks down into water. No need to rinse it, simply dip it for about 5 minutes, then put back in the tank.
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I'm wondering why not just put the rock in the new tank that has new water there wouldn't be any nutrition (nitrates/nitrogen) for the algae to feed on via the new tank is just starting to cycle. Am I wrong in this train of thought?? Thanks all

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