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Super Bba :)

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Detritus Mulm, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Detritus Mulm

    Detritus Mulm Guru Class Expert

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    I removed two Swords a few days ago to add some Fluorite and move the plants. So while they were out of the tank, I took the opportunity to squirt them with some 3% H2O2. I waited a few minutes, rinsed them off and put them back in the tank. This had ZERO effect on the BBA, no wilting, no sloughing, no whitening. I think it actually liked the stuff. :D

    I also took out a lava rock with some Annubias attached and added some H202 to about two gallons of water. I kept upping the H202 dose, but it had no effect. I finally got out the bleach and dumped about a cup (all I had) into the two fresh gallons of water. The affect was almost immediate, the BBA started to disappear.

    Bleach=Good; H2O2=Useless.
     
  2. Roman

    Roman Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Super Bba :)

    I wouldn't say H2O2 is useless. I'm using it for cleaning equipment and it works just fine. Maybe it's not as fast as bleach, but I can use H2O2 in the tank for spot treatment. Try that with bleach :D
    Don't know why didn't work for you, but if you add it and if bubbles, then it's working.
     
  3. groovyfishguy

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    Re: Super Bba :)

    A cup in 2 gallons is alot imho....
    Let us know what the effect on the plants is.
    I usually (don't do it much anymore) use a 3% bleach solution for 30-60 seconds. I have moved on to bigger and better algae.....
    BBA RIP
    Green spot working on it :rolleyes:
     
  4. Detritus Mulm

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    Re: Super Bba :)

    Yeah, maybe it's lost it's umph. I's just cheap crap from the dollar store.
     
  5. Detritus Mulm

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    Re: Super Bba :)

    That's about 3%, I'd been reading that 5% was recommended.

    Annubias is doing fine so far.

    Since I added my Otos the GDA and GSA have pretty much diasppeared. The higher CO2 has the BBA stalled. I'll be adding some SAEs to finish the job later this week. :)
     
  6. gmoney

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    Re: Super Bba :)

    If I remember correctly, Hydrogen peroxide degrades fairly quickly; especially if exposed to light. It may have been that the dollar store H202 was old and degraded (kind of how I felt this week :) )
     
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