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Old 04-24-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys I rescued a Blasto a few weeks ago and I noticed it has 2 holes in it and this brown algae coming out of it. I pull it off all the time but it keeps coming back. I read about peroxide dipping to rid the coral of this algae. Anyone ever did a peroxide dip and how is it done. this is the only coral like this and it's not my parameters or nutrients. It's ONLY on this coral I rescued. Thanks!



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I have used peroxide with great results. Mix some water 1 peroxide to 10 water. Submerge only the frag. I have used an electric toothbrush dipped in the stuff with success too. Just make sure no coral tissue touches the peroxide mix.
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I have used peroxide with great results. Mix some water 1 peroxide to 10 water. Submerge only the frag. I have used an electric toothbrush dipped in the stuff with success too. Just make sure no coral tissue touches the peroxide mix.
" Just make sure no coral tissue touches the peroxide mix" But the hair algae is coming out of the coral tissue...Or did I misunderstand you
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Hm, had to use my phone to see the pictures. Pull out what you can, as you have already done, and see if you can drip a small amount in there.
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I've dipped zoas Duncan's and paly's in peroxide

I put the colony in a dish with 10 or 20 percent h2o2 and the rest tank water leave it in for a minute and then I swish it around in another dish with just hank water

I doubt the peroxide will hurt the coral but it kills the bugs worms and algae


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I've dipped zoas Duncan's and paly's in peroxide

I put the colony in a dish with 10 or 20 percent h2o2 and the rest tank water leave it in for a minute and then I swish it around in another dish with just hank water

I doubt the peroxide will hurt the coral but it kills the bugs worms and algae


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ok going to dip this colony now.
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Well didn't pay for the coral and it was already in bad shape so I took a chance and spot treated the algae problems. Algae was in the mouth and a hole in the coral. Took some 3% peroxide full strength and dropped it on the spots for maybe 3 minutes. rinsed and repeated. Here it is the next day. Algae is gone but wound is still there where the algae was at. Coral opened up and looks better.

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Well that's good. As long as you can keep algae from that spot there is chance it can recover.
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