Pest treatment with Hydrogen peroxide in DT mixed reef

Discussion in 'Algae' started by nanomania, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    That's an inane amount of carbon, and I'd be very skeptical to attempt this.

    1 cup for every 100 gallons or so is a typical usage of GAC.
     
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  3. DevinH

    DevinH Montipora Capricornis

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    That's how much the API carbon instructs me to add. I've read that the first 48 hours is the strongest the carbon will pull out everything.
     
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    skurious Sailfin Tang

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    BRS told me my 40 gallon needed 4 tablespoons per month.
     
  5. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    May depend on the brand, however that does seem excessive. I use Hydrocarbon II which says to do 1 cup per 100 as well IIRC.
     
  6. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    currently dosing as per BRS....... lets see, but yes ill increase my gfo to 3tsb from 2 for my 20g
     
  7. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Finally i got my H2O2, 100ml 6%

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  9. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    iv applied the 6% solution on 1 of the rock, placed it out for 3mints, then placed it back in the tank... im seeind bubbles coming out... is that ok? i treated using cotton..
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    When I used peroxide, the bubbling was normal. I used it on a rock (outside of the tank) and used a cotton Qtip to apply it. It was very effective in getting rid of the algae. I read a lot about the method before I tried it. I would be so apprehensive to dose a whole tank with it though......
     
  12. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    my acro is bleaching from bottom towards top.... dono why