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Dosage For Hydrogen Peroxide On Wood, Outside Aquarium

Discussion in 'Algae Removal' started by lifeofbrian, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. lifeofbrian

    lifeofbrian Member

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    I have done a search for dosage but all I get is inside the aquarium posts. I have 11% strength. Can I put as much as I like in?

     
  2. Byron

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    This is risky.  Wood absorbs any liquid it comes into contact with, and deeply.  It is impossible to get all of this out of the wood, and it can leech out over time.  I certainly would never put wood that has been "treated" into a tank with fish.
     
    And before it is mentioned, I understand that are those who will use hydrogen peroxide in a tank with fish, but this is irresponsible.  All substances added to the water get inside the fish by normal processes, and this does affect fish no matter how "safe" some think it is.
     
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  3. StevenF

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    Hydrogen peroxide quickly breaks down in light to harmless water and oxygen.  So as long as you wait several days and expose the wood to outdoor light it should be safe.   Furthermore like water, hydrogen peroxide evaporates.  If you let the would dry out before adding it to the tank  most will be gone before it gets into the aquarium.
     

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