Peroxide application video using the reefbowl

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  1. brandon429

    brandon429 Fire Worm

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    I take part in some really long peroxide reef threads and decided to make a video of how I run treatments in my aged 1 gallon pico reef mixed sps/lps


    35% Peroxide Treatment in the Pico Reef

    used carefully, peroxide can cure any invader in the pico reef. one of the threads I frequent has pictures and links to over 500 tank cures, peroxide use is really becoming a reliable method when other methods have failed. The thread on it here at 3reef Ive linked several times across the web

    We know how to apply it in guided ways that don't involve dumping it in the tank like it used to be...we are seeing it being used in highly diverse, multi thousand dollar sps reefs over on rc its amazing they took the chance to be part of new experimentation. Not everyone chooses to work with 35%, 3% is usually plenty strong. I use 35% to attack unwanted corals and to clean the glass, the point of the video is to show the flushing method that quickly removes residual peroxide from the tiny environment

    it demonstrates a cleaning method that gives smaller tanks an advantage over larger aquaria that can't be drained as easily, peroxide can keep any pico reef pristinely free of any unwanted growth and still maintain excellent coral growth. Like some people choose to employ GFO and do the work to replenish it from time to time, or use excessive water changes to keep nutrients low, peroxide use as the basis for algae removal is just another circular method that achieves similar ends. I have found that re applications after a true initial cleaning of any organism are less frequent than any other method of tank care Ive seen for the pico reef. viva peroxide.
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    Good to see the vase tank again. 8)
    Hard to tell from that video - how is the peroxide applied?
     
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    Hi! The frothing liquid applied by dropper was 35% and the paper towel used with the tongs was 35% to wipe the inside of the glass
     
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    Ah it was the dropper. Ok. This is a bit new to me Brandon, what do pests are you typically targeting with this method?
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    honestly dont think Im joking but its every known reef pest besides anemones. we are experimenting across tanks huge and small to see what peroxide can kill,

    Other uses for peroxide spot treatments are intended for tanks that strip nutrients using the common methods and still have invaders that aren't water quality related, like red brush algaes of X genus. You can get those, and invaders like bryopsis and cyano even in nutrient restricted waters so this is a backup tool for tanks still having those problems.

    Not once has a problem tank been posted to the reefcentral thread mentioned below that we haven't cured or at least fixed 99% better than before the test run. usually there is work involved like large water changes to access the target areas etc, sometimes we calculate a dosage for the keeper to put in the tank full, while running.

    its a post facto algae treatment, just like a clean up crew. Clean up crews don't clean the water of N and P, so after the algae grows there are many methods of removal this just turns out to have some really interesting side benefits and is a different form of manual removal.

    wanted to recommend a thread to reference
    google the reef central thread called "pico reef pest algae problem challenge" I have an online friend with a $15K sps tank using peroxide as a broad systemic doser, with before and after pics and many others for all these pests above. there is a good thread here at 3R w peroxide use as well, I linked it in that rc thread.



    Dinos, diatoms, green hair algae above all, red brush algae, cyano, any species of bryopsis-like growths, hydroids and forams even though I don't know why people kill those I like them.
     
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    brandon429 Fire Worm

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    what we want to do is work an elbow in beside the people dumping vodka and vinegar into their reef as a legitimate treatment for tank pests

    thats funny.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I honestly had not even heard of this technique before reading your post.
     
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    I first heard about it in a reef setting through Justin Credabels reefbuilders article and hadn't heard of it in a reef tank before that.

    there wasnt really a method described but you could tell from his YouTube vid it wasn't immediately toxic

    Then I saw reefmisers post on nano reef and that further showed me it wasn't toxic in small tanks when used carefully so I was convinced to try some myself... being on forums has done more to help my tanks than anything. I don't know how books can keep up
     
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    The high points I took from reading mass peroxide Web posts:

    External treatment is 100% safe, where you remove a target rock and treat/rinse outside the tank. That tends to be the limit of endorsement from pro reef chemists at the current time because it rinses clean and leaves no trace in main tank.

    posters online are skeptical and disagree at times regarding the immediate and long term effects to microbenthic populations in the reef if it gets in the main tank.

    Other tanks don't have that luxury of delayed reaction, something needs done now and they can't or won't remove rocks for treatment, i'm interested in that mode and beyond.
     
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