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Old 08-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #11
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Update: after minimal spot treating w/h2o2 with filters off I've lost 2 snails,2 panda corys,2 rasboras&im in a mini-cycle now..
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear that. I have used h2o2 in several different tanks and with some pretty sensitive inverts with no problem. But you do hear about this happening and it is just more evidence that what works for some doesn't work in every situation.

Was it straight h2o2 and at what molarity or concentration?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #13
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Would this treatment work for cyano bacteria? Accidentally left a small bit of algae wafer in my tank for a bit too long, and now I have a green slime building on my substrate.
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Potentially, but honestly for cyano, it is one of the few times I recommend just going with meds. Using Erythromycin is a really easy way to get rid cyano with little to no side effects. Most folks will say it is last resort, but honestly, I have had cyano twice, in 2 different tanks. Both times I treated with Erythromycin, and it was gone in less than a week, and never returned.
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Awesome, thanks! I do have 6 ottos in the tank, have you noticed any issues with sensitive fish?
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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Potentially, but honestly for cyano, it is one of the few times I recommend just going with meds. Using Erythromycin is a really easy way to get rid cyano with little to no side effects. Most folks will say it is last resort, but honestly, I have had cyano twice, in 2 different tanks. Both times I treated with Erythromycin, and it was gone in less than a week, and never returned.
SAme here. After using it, never had it again. My fish seemed completely fine also.
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I just started treatment this week using it, so far so good - within 24 hours it's turned a pink colour on my anubias and mini hairgrass, no effect on any fish,Amano shrimp, or Red Onion snails, my fish seemed strangely attracted to it. Turned filters off for 20 mins and treated with a 2ml syringe, I also took out my tall hairgrass and dipped in a stronger solution and they looked weirdly healthier than ever with a few hours.

What percentage was the solution, mine was 3% - I have seen it being sold up to 12%.
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What is everyone doing? dilluting not dilluting? I used 15ml in my 20g tall with filters and powerhead off for 25mins(spot dosed that is)..& lost fish,snails&re-entered a minicycle which the tank pulled through quickly..
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I only used 20ml at once in my 63 gallon, doing a bit at a time.
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The solution I used was 3%..
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