Oxygenated water (Peroxide) and its use in aquarium planted as a method by which we remove algae.
From the very beginning I want to say that this method is extreme and often has negative effects on aquarium plants and animal welfare, more so if it is done and wrong. We have successfully used this method a few times, and we did it only when we knew for certain that any method of algae elimination did not yield. Oxygenated water, the 3% hydrogen peroxide pharmacy, is a disinfecting solution for external wounds and new aquariums have realized that it can destroy almost all types of algae in the aquarium.
The method is basically simple and consists of adding it to an aquarium where algae make their head, 1 ml per liter of aquarium net water. The oxygenated water is added in the full aquarium, the idea with the full aquarium is that it is possible to destroy absolutely all the algae in the aquarium, let the filtration continue to work for better distribution and mix a little water by hand to reach anywhere The ideal aquarium is ideally suited for the planted aquarium to have no life before applying the method or at least to remove shrimps that are very sensitive, to remove fierce and sensitive plants. They will be affected, at first, I made the mistake of not taking anything away and had big losses among shrimps, sensitive Otto fish and fine plants … I assumed this risk knowing that this method is an extreme one.The oxygenated water is very effective in getting rid of all the algae, removing from the aquarium all the elements of the stone or wood decoration, those elements of decoration affected by Bba or other algae and put them in a basin where we will spray them directly for 15 minutes, we will fill it with water and leave it for at least another 2 hours. After the addition of hydrogen peroxide, we will almost immediately see a massive “pearl”, thousands of bubbles will come out of the substrate, a snapping of the instantaneous aquarium, a decomposition of debris and aquarium misery. We will wait for 40 minutes and 1 hour and we will make a fresh water exchange of 50% of the net weight, let the filtration go to full capacity, it would be good to light and light for plant photosynthesis, all of which helps to eliminate side effects.The amount of 1 ml of peroxide per liter of aquarium water, in my opinion, is the maximum and most efficient quantity. After a maximum of one day you should see the positive effects, meaning that algae like Bba, staghorn, filamentous will whiten or reddish, and in a few days will disappear altogether.If the animal has been removed from the aquarium before applying this tough algal control method, then we will add it to the aquarium about 6 hours after I made that 50% water change after the light worked for at least a few hours and the plants have done photosynthesis. If we did not get out, we’ll watch all the aquarium activity carefully and decide then.Almost all the algae removal with hydrogen peroxide is particularly effective, with immediate and long-lasting effects, especially as it works against all algae in the aquarium. If we are a little careful about the details, the side effects can be minimized. The fact that, after a while, the algae can reappear in the aquarium, maintains the balance created between plants, fertilization, co2 and light, but that’s another story to be told so I’ll say my motto next time “when something goes well in aquarium, do not change that well”