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Old 07/01/2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hydrogen Peroxide Dip for Algae?

I and others have used a 1:3 hydrogen peroxide dip to knock out hair algae on zoa frags. Will this work on SPS frags? Dip the whole plug and coral?

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Old 07/01/2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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I only do it on SPS frags, in my experience with Zoa frags if they get any in them it is bad news for the Zoa.

With SPS I dip the whole plug and coral and I use 50/50

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Old 07/01/2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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Be careful...if I get 1 drop of straight h202 on a sps, that area browns and gets extremely stressed and takes weeks to heal (going through that now with a ora turquoise stag)

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Old 07/02/2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I never had any problem dipping zoas, good to know it's safe for SPS also.

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Old 07/02/2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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I've only had problems dipping SPS.. I would be cautious if you are going to do it.. I never dip the coral(except zoas) I use a syringe and cover the plug with straight peroxide and let it sit for a few minutes.. I lost a few acros a while ago dipping the whole coral and will never do it again.. Ricordia are sensitive to it also IME.

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Old 07/02/2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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I've been using the peroxide mix for algae control. Sps do get pale and bleached looking with it, but recovers. I've never lost a coral directly caused by peroxide. It kills bubble algae like a pro. If you're getting hair algae on the sps coral itself, just cut that part off and let it grow back out. It works for me. I hate algae. Make your tank look like poop IMO.

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