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  1. A few questions for science folks please. I physically have negative reactions to bleach as well as will not use it for aquarium stuff. I recently decided to try purigen for organic waste removal assistance. My understanding is it is a synthetic polymer ONLY. https://www.cmu.edu/gelfand/lgc-educational-media/polymers/natural-synthetic-polymers/index.html This to me says it is mechanical in nature much like polyfilter material not chemical or ion exchange such as Zeolite. This statement to me screams seachem making more money (no negative intended I’m a seachem type girl it’s just the nature of business marketing). This way folks buy more prime because they use mega doses to neutralize the bleach Years ago I did a lot of research to find alternatives to many cleaning products due to my hypersensitivity to chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide is what I clean with in my home. My understanding (correct any misconceptions I have please) matches this easy to follow article (the rest gave me a migraine it was so sciencey) https://www.hydrogenlink.com/organicmatterdegradation So “recharging” purigen is simply removing all organic waste it has collected. Hydrogen peroxide can do that. Is there any reason my thinking is incorrect all you wonderfully sciencey nerms) All thoughts welcome as everyone over the age of 5 has more sciencey knowledge than me. Tagging for extra bonus knowledge please 😁 @dasaltemelosguy @Odd Duck @Torrey
  2. How much hydrogen peroxide is safe to add to a tank to battle algae? I added hydrogen peroxide to my tank today (in a localized spot) to try to get rid of staghorn algae. It looks like I added way too much. Most of my boras brigittae and a few of my pseudomugil gertrudae have died. 😭 I changed 1/2 the water, added more, and then changed 3/4 right away when I noticed the problem about 10 min after the H2O2 treatment. Hopefully I removed enough of it, but I expect to loose a few more fish. Shrimp seem to be fine. One nerite is upside down, so I am taking it out for now. 29 gallon tank
  3. I only have the hydrogen peroxide right now is that okay to place in tank with Angel Fish eggs?
  4. Hey all, just wanted to give a PSA I guess. Or get any input on my situation I’ve been having some algae problems (hair and bba) in my new display tank. When I was doing my water change today I figured why not use some hydrogen peroxide and get some of it killed off. So I lowered the water level as low as the fish were comfortable with and went to work spraying it onto where the algae has been growing. Fast forward about 45 minutes later, fish are gasping at the top and a Cory is swimming sporadically. I watched them for a little bit and saw no change so I hurried and did a 50% water change and I’ve left the lights on to speed up the breakdown process. So far I’ve lost 5 corys of my breeding colony and 1 discus. I expect I’ll have more losses when I wake up in the morning. Really hoping I don’t lose my expensive discus pair but we’ll see. Anyways just a heads up, it’s not hard to overdose it when you have your water level very low in a large tank. I’m sure everyone would be fine with the amount I added if the tank was full but with it being lower I assumed I’ve damaged the gills of the fish. I’ve treated dozens of tanks before and not had an issue but I definitely will just remove any scape with algae in the future before treating.
  5. I use it during water changes to spray down the algae on glass before wiping it down so any algae is dead if it makes it into the water column. How many of you use hydrogen peroxide in your tank?
  6. Is hydrogen peroxide effective at killing staghorn if i pull out my anubias and spray it on and let it soak?
  7. I've used hydrogen peroxide to fight off black beard algae in the past. It's been so long now that I don't really remember what the dosages are or anything. I have to work all day today and tomorrow so I was hoping to hear from a collective of fish keepers on this subject. It's starting to cover my crinum and I want to nip it before it gets worse. How do you prevent bba in your own tank? What do you do when an outbreak does occur? I plan on researching the proper dosing recommendations at some point. But I would love to hear other options and experiences.
  8. I read a number of blogs advising against boiling rocks to "sterilize" them because of risk of air pockets exploding the rocks under heat and pressure. I also read that bleach soaks are pretty iffy, I guess some having success others not. However, I still want to make sure no parasites or other unwanted organic live material finds its way into a freshwater aquarium. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience with using hydrogen peroxide soak to clean rocks collected from an ocean shore? Would just soaking the rocks in straight 3% hydrogen peroxide be adequate?
  9. Want to dose with easy carbon what’s the best way to do it ? Spot treatment? Or dose entire tank ?
  10. I have quite a bit of extra Java moss and other plant trimmings I don't want to throw away. If a local store or hobbyist wanted to buy some is there a dip I should do to get rid of any possible snails or algae. I wouldn't want anyone upset if something were accidentally introduced....
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