Joined: Nov 09, 2011 Posts: 197 Location: Kormangala, Bangalore
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:47 pm Post subject: Re: Cleaning Rocks with BBA
I soaked the rocks in H202(hydrogen peroxide)+water for a week first. Then I rinsed the rocks thoroughly in water and kept them in water overnight, and dried them in sunlight for a day. I did this since my rocks were badly infested with BBA.
Joined: Aug 12, 2009 Posts: 715 Location: HSR layout, Bangalore, India
Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:55 am Post subject: Re: Cleaning Rocks with BBA
Hi Harish & All,
As Abhijith mentioned Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 is a tried and tested solution for BBA, available over the counter at any chemist shop. A reasonable spray directly on the BBA will not harm the setup and established tank.
Harish...All above methods will kill BBA. But it will return until you cure the root cause of BBA. And believe me, its one of the most difficult algae to get rid of, not to mention the ugliest too.
The glut method is one of the most dangerous methods. And SAE being one of the most permanent ones as thesr fishes will keep on any new growing BBA too.
Agree and for that matter any algae will return until you cure the root cause, however my experience says that once you have an established tank and if the BBA continued for sometime spraying H2O2 will kill and highly unlikely that it may appear again, a more effective way of using H2O2 as Abhijith mentioned is to spray outside the tank, i used to spray while i used to do a water change, most of the BBA growing areas would be exposed outside water and i would spray and let it soak in H2O2 for atleast 10 minutes.
an established, mature tank is the answer for all algae issues :thumb:
my last 2 setups had zero algae issues, one is now 3 months old setup and the most recent one is about 20 days old now, both so far had none and think future tanks will not have as well
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