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  1. Oh! On the fish.,,thought you meant on the walls of the tank I was trying to picture what that must look like lol
  2. in these cases above, we see that target kill was the right move not a months long slow starvation process...thats using a preventer where a remover should be used. the pics above show the simplest way we've found to battle algae, cheat when you need to. we are already cheating keeping these animals from a large natural habitat in our little boxes. when you see algae in your tank, your GFO, phosphate management, clean up crew is failing, they aren't able to keep up with eutrophication rates due to lighting and inevitable nutrients we will keep adding so you go in, kill the ma
  3. these are links to pics from the nr thread, past cures before and after: from seabass from sublime1996525
  4. This is a powerful and cheap tool for use, its this type of approach we favor over adding mls of peroxide to the topwater: with this simple meat injector, we can turn off pumps and still the tank. The we can inject any clump of algae, slowly, and make less peroxide more effective. Super slow basting inject! others have used diabetic syringes Peroxide has a unique place in aquarium science because its a fairly tolerable oxidizer with known metabolic pathways in almost all respiring organisms from the reef to the lake to the desert, even humans produce it measurably at the cellular le
  5. Thank you Admiral! I also wanted to drop this in, thought Id already put it up but I guess not. This is the reefbowl where 100% of the peroxide technique I use started and continues, its 9 yrs old and immune to any invader no matter the nutrient levels. Sure the sps are mainly brown but its a gallon give a brother some slack it is hard enough just to get them to stick all over the glass, and, sps from 2006 wasnt all colorful and awesome like it is now for pico reefs lol thanks for participating in our thread everyone, I hope for it to become another giant repository of pictures before,
  6. Also want to remind again that our reference thread shows 3-5 ways to apply peroxide that don't involve adding it to the whole tank all at once coral stress can be greatly reduced by simply scrolling through the thread and seeing discussion about underwater spot injections, tank drain treatments where you can simply refill with the same water removed to access the spots, underwater capture tricks using little medicine bottles or mini tarps that hold peroxide onto the target area, and more. I like to keep that in mind to prevent new dosers from just going to a whole tank dose first attempt,
  7. I even use peroxide in delicate planted tanks with no problems. I keep high fert and co2 levels in this .5 gallon planted tank so algae also likes it during water change I placed a paper towel wet with peroxide across some spots that were developing algae, to remove it. im working the method on this tank too and it will be algae free its entire life. I take action on the first spot and kill it immediately. decisive action, fast and easy. As time goes by I'm repeating peroxide work far less than the hassle of chasing params I think good params are wise, but to save tedious
  8. I even use peroxide in delicate planted tanks with no problems. I keep high fert and co2 levels in this .5 gallon planted tank so algae also likes it during water change I placed a paper towel wet with peroxide across some spots that were developing algae, to remove it. Not to prevent it, im working the method on this tank too and it will be algae free its entire life. I take action on the first spot and kill it immediately. decisive action, fast and easy. As time goes by I'm repeating peroxide work far less than the hassle of chasing params I think good params are wise, but to
  9. Admiral im so sorry but neomeris annulata is the #1 worst reef tank invader I know of, see the middle pages of our thread. We had guys putting ***35%**** peroxide into their tanks and wiping some corals, only for neo to remain strong. others chiseled it out of the rock work to take out any holdfasts, leaving chips and scars along the way. The only thing I know to beat neomeris is the ultimate protocol, nothing beats it: universal exclusion. Coming from someone who fixes lots of tanks Im saying we should reserve neo and a few others for the act of see it, simply remove the entire ro
  10. Finbir thanks for posting. Ill tell you this, being labeled a bandaid is what prevents direct action from occurring on algae patches, and that leads to wrecked tanks. direct action on the algae is not a secondary or less preferable method, its a viable solution. Its chemical grazing, and grazing is what prevents algae from taking over natural reefs, not GFO or even nutrient management. Its well documented on reefs that once we remove the grazers, the urchins, the parrots, the ________ algae will dominate. caulerpa can dominate, how well does taking indirect action work for caulerpa cont
  11. I really like the input on this thread just after a few mos this is exactly how peroxide threads get so large, building upon last application technique with pics Before we dump large amounts in the tank (as you can see mostly safe, no biofilter death as once assumed etc) be SURE and read this 4 yr thread on what peroxide does in your tank, before you dump We have one to many thousands of dollars in these tanks and vs a large dump repository, at least read what many others across the globe did with large tanks vs full addition to the running tank we have tanks where the
  12. Wow. This is fascinating. Was thinking of starting a pico tank in my office! Glad that I stumbled across it. Forgot the know how of starting a marine tank after so many years. But I guess I can always pick it up again Time to shop for a suitable tank!
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