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H2O2 other uses
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: H2O2 other uses
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 10:51:56 -0500
- Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP90051760639a0206807 at dskmail2_itg.ti.com>
I've been following the H2O2 thread with some interest. It seems to me
that using hydrogen peroxide in a tank with fish is perhaps dangerous at
best, but consider for a moment another use:
We commonly bleach items that we want to sterilize before using them in the
tank. After bleaching these items, they usually must be soaked in a strong
solution of chlorine neutralizer before they're safe to use again.
Hydrogen peroxide breaks down all by itself to water and oxygen, and breaks
down much more readily than bleach. I think I'll start experimenting with
H2O2 for filamentous algae removal from plants and for sterilizing rocks,
gravel, and equipment.
I'm setting up a paludarium with my daughter right now, so I think I'll use
peroxide to sterilize it.
Does anyone have any idea how much peroxide to mix in with water to get the
equivalent of a 20:1 water:bleach solution?
David W. Webb
Live-foods list administrator
live-foods at actwin_com