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Algae On Anubias

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anthony, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Does anyone know if placing Anubis in a cup of water and a high amount of peroxide would get rid of green spot algae ? Would it have any negative effects on the plant itself if I were to try it ?
     
  2. BobV

    BobV Member

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    I know it does work on Black beard algae.
     
  3. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Unfortunately H2O2 will not work on the dreaded GSA. Phosphoric acid will help. I've heard the bleach dip would work too but I'm weary of using bleach on plants....even though people say it won't cause any major ill effects.
     
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I didn't think it would. :confused:

    I'm too scared to try bleach.
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    DON'T DO BLEACH...trust me on this one!
    Lost all my plants over hubby trying to help me with them. Ugh!
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Uh huh, I remember. Bad hubby...
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    yup, his wallet is now lighter as a result.
     
  8. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    That'll teach him huh ? :)
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

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    that was my line of thinking. haha!
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I still think I may try the high peroxide on one plant to see what happens. I don't think it will hurt the plant itself.
     
  11. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    you really don't have much to lose
     
  12. James0816

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    take a toothbrush and gently brush the leaf. ;o)
     
  13. MOD_Dawn

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    don't forget to floss too!..sorry, couldn't resist..
    I know *heads to the corner*
     
  14. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I just put a clump of it in a cup or water with 90ml of peroxide. It's fizzing like crazy.

    I tried to use my aquarium sponge, the green rough side, and scrub the leaves but it didn't come off at all.

    I'm going to leave the plant in the cup for about 20-30 minutes then place it back in the tank. I would think if it did anything by morning I will see a difference.
     
  15. MOD_Dawn

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    agreed, let me know how it goes!
     
  16. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Well the outlook is good. I took the plant out and immediately noticed that the algae was easily removed. I took my sponge and most of it wiped right off. Maybe the Otto Cats will take care of the rest since it's so much softer. I stuck another piece in there since it seemed to work so well. [dancing]
     
  18. LemonDiscus

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    FYI - I HAVE used bleach on the following plants with only MINOR ill effects (not very noticeable)

    Anubias Nana (DONT dip the roots)
    Amazon Sword (DONT dip the roots)
    Chain Sword... you kind of have to dip the whole thing due to size

    The dip should be 1/2 - 1 cap of bleach for about 2 cups of water.... have another bucket or pot of CLEAN water without the bleach.

    Dip the plant for about 5-15 seconds and then rinse it off good in the clean water.

    The Algae dies almost on contact... the plant does not... again these are rhiozome plants I have done it with... not Cabomba or anything... I would imagine the Cabomba would melt and of course I WOULD NOT dip Wedtii into it either... heck that stuff dies and melts just getting moved... :)
     
  19. MOD_Dawn

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    agreed, however i have moved my wendtii several times and haven't had any issues (knocks on wood) although I've read where many haven't had the same luck!
     
  20. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I split my clump the about a week ago and it seems fine.