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Fome
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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)19:17    Post subject: Update: Hydrogen peroxide and BBA?? Reply with quote

So I put some rotala wallichi in my 5g that was in my 10g. My 10g has an annoying BBA problem and now I'm beginning to see a bit of BBA coming in. What can I do at this point? I heard you can "target" it with hydrogen peroxide and a syringe but I'd figure I'd check here first.

already lowered ferts
its' CO2 injected, 15 watt 5g hex
heavy planted


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PostPosted: 2005.04.17(Sun)19:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey I know I'm not going to be any help but, I wish you best of luck!
I've been engaging in war with my tank's hair algae problem that's been going on for almost a month now, and still no improvement.... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had really bad problems with BBA and other algaes...So I did 50% water change...then used eSHa Protalon-707 (http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/listsections.asp?parent=104&seq=224&retp=100&rets=220)
everyday for week..then did 50% water change next week...then continued this process for few weeks... Now my tank is spotless......
Hope this helps......
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PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks you two, I'll look into that protalon stuff

still wondering if it'd be safe to target treat the bba with hydrogen peroxide...

thanks.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)6:12    Post subject: Re: Hydrogen peroxide and BBA?? Reply with quote

The Krib has some information on dosing and use of hydrogen peroxide for spot tretment of algae.
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/hydrogen-peroxide.html#11 - dosing
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/hydrogen-peroxide.html - the rest of good info and discussion

Fome wrote:
already lowered ferts
its' CO2 injected, 15 watt 5g hex
heavy planted


Lowering ferts to sub-optimal levels for plants will only help BBA. If tank is indeed heavily planted I would rather go with high fertilization regime, increase of CO2 and weekly or twice a week 50% WC.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)14:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I think I was putting in too much because that's when the algae began to appear

thanks for the links btw
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

k, when I get home I'll go buy some hydrogen peroxide and try it out.

it's a 5g and I'm not going to put more than 5 ml of H2O2 in.

wish me luck? Die BBA!!
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Barr has found, and I have seen it now, that H2O2 causes long term damage to the leaves of even hardy plants such as anubias.
I would caution you on its use. I still have some leaves on my anubias with some nice holes from the H2O2.

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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... well, I think BBA is ultimately more damaging to the leaves. The stuff is truly brutal and I hate it with a passion, I really don't want to see my pristine 5g swamped with it.

Thanks though, I'll let you all know how it turns out.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)20:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

no offence but if you have pristine water you wouldnt have bba. with a 5 gallon you could probably pull the plants out and do a bleach dip. that and manual removal work.
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