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Old 09/21/2015, 02:47 PM   #1888
Quiet_Ivy
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Originally Posted by Ser Davos View Post

So far the peroxide is helping, but not wiping them out yet. I'm running my lights for around 3-4 hours a day and some do reappear on the rocks during this time.

I've been reading about adding copepods, phytoplankton, and microalgae to help add diversity to the tank. My question is will the peroxide dosing kill the copepods if I add them soon, or should I wait until I'm finished (at least 2-5 more days).
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Peroxide at 1mL/10g killed off many/most of the pelagic copepods in my tank. It had no apparent effect on benthic pods. Most commercial pod kits seem to be tigger/tisbe spp. which are pelagic, so I'd wait til you stop dosing to add them. Macroalgae will contain all kinds of microcritters that are good for biodiversity.

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