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[APD] Hydrogen Peroxide

Although I have been squirting Hydrogen Peroxide, H2O2, on tufts of black beard algae for some time, I've found a much more effective way of applying it -- at
least for those objects which protrude above the water line, during water
changes. In my case, it has seemed most persistent on driftwood and a piece
of petrified wood.

After the water has been drawn down to the 50% level, I use a pastry brush
to "paint" H2O2 liberally on the exposed surfaces.  After a few minutes, I
refill the tank.  After a day or so, the algae has turned ashy colored with
pinkish "roots," where it is attached.  (Is that why it is a red algae?)  In
another few days, it has disappeared.

If it comes back, this is an easy procedure to repeat.

John T. Fitch
E-mail: JTFitch at FitchFamily.com
Web: www.fitchfamily.com/aquarium.html

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