Tackling BBA

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Is there anything safe that I can soak wood in to kill off BBA? Reason is I’ll be moving some from old tank to new but I’ve got plenty time.

I’m wary of using bleach for obvious reasons especially with wood and soaking it in.

I poured boiling water over some in a bucket the other night and it turned green when I put it back in the tank, I’m not really sure what that means.

Can always just repeatedly keep going with hydrogen peroxide if all else fails.
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I've used quantum bba remover before. It works but you must follow the instructions to the letter.
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H2O2 usually sorts it quite quickly and then you just have to brush it off when it stops being green....
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Had this out the tank a while now, done Hydrogen Peroxide spraying, dipping, toothbrush scrubbing and boiling water. I can’t tell if I’m winning or not. Don’t know if it’s because it’s got so many nooks & crannies it’s just difficult to get in about. Considering buying a fresh piece, really want to minimise the risk of it spreading to my new tank.

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Are you ever going to be rid of it though?
I had a bit of a BBA boom recently, I hadn't been paying attention. I can get rid of it much quicker than it grows so I'm just resolved to buying peroxide from the chemist.
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Any remaining looks dead in the pics, although it doesn't look like there's much (if any)......
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LookoutTrout wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:17 am I get spots of BBA growing on the glass at the front where I know there's a reasonable amount of flow but not loads. I'm far from convinced it's a still water problem.
Same…mine only started appearing months after I upped my filter and flow! Just found bits reappearing for the first time since stripping the tank out mid April when I moved house. All leaves were ruthlessly pruned, all plants then left sitting in an h2o2 bath for two days, I’ve been religious with my 30%+ weekly water change and tank isn’t overfed (I’m really bad at remembering to feed these days actually).
240L Fluval Roma with Oase 600 Biomaster: 1 German red bristlenose, 4 male cherry barbs, 6 standard rummynose, 3 golden rummynose tetra, 9 emperor tetra, 14 cardinal tetra, 2 hengeli rasbora, 3 nerite snails, 1 adult Sulawesi snail and multiple juveniles continually appearing.

Parameters: gH2, kH1, pH7.4 (tap).
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