hydrogen peroxide?

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    lenny jewell

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    O.K i am a little confused as to what the effect is with HP in the pond , is it to help clear pea soup ? is it a medical aid ? should it be added to a pond at all ? if so what ratio? would a cap full do anything harm/good...? should it be used in conjunction with anything else ? should it be reserved for a hospital pond only?
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    HP is sometimes used for killing alge..dont know of any medicinal 'in pond' use for it. barley bales and extracts break down and produce humic acds, which are then converted to HP. this is the final byproduct and the active ingredient in these products...its basically a slow release HP source.i've never used HP itself. but have seen good results with barley extract. i believe its primary use is for string alge, but it would seem to me that single cell or green water alge should be more suseptable to its use!
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    is it o.k to add hp while fish are in the pond ? also where would one introduce it to the water( i.e) via filter or just pour it into water ? and how much is safe?
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I added while fish were in the pond, 1 liter per 1000 gallons. I put mine in my stream, you want good mixing. I would use 14 liters, 14k gallon pond. goldfish, shubunkins only. Start with a lower amount.
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    i think if it were me lenny i would be very careful adding it to such a small pond especially as you have already had problems with fish dieing ..if your going to try it make sure you have lots of air in the pond
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    i have lots of water movement and lots of air flowing into pond and 2 air stones at work , but....... i will allow nature take care of it , algae is a plant so as long as it doesn't get out of control i won't fear it .. if its needed then i am sure nature will create it w/o my help , i seem to remember fish being on the earth before us Humans , so i think nature knows better than I.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    That is best lenny, safer for the fish. I add nothing to this pond except the shells because our water is so soft. Well had to throw in some baking soda once, the ph was 5.6 now it is a nice stable 7.6 or so.

    Airstones, water movement, plants, all is good in pond life.
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    hydrogen peroxide converts to oxygen and can be used to add oxygen to the water if the dissolved O2 in the pond or aquarium is very low and causing the fish to be in distress. It's a quick way to get the O2 level up.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Yes i did that when our power went out in arizona, my ciclid tank 175 gallons, i would only wait so long. The toss in the hp.
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    would it be good in a new pond system with no fish but to treat prior to commencing the cycle?
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Good to fight algae? I only added it to the arizona pond to fight the string algae. Have no algae issues in my maryland pond.

    Not sure it would do anything in a new pond system unless you are fighting the green stuff.
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    No I would not treat the new pond, you want as much "Good" bacteria as you can get so ur pond cycles asap. If you purchase some cycle type of product you will be killing it off if the concentration of H2O2 is high enough. Let ur filter get established, no need for H2O2. use only as a first aid treatment and then u should remove the fish to be treated to a smaller hospital / quarantine type tank.
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    Hydrogen Peroxide will add Oxygen to the water very quickly. Use it only on a small scale to help stressed fish that have been shipped etc...
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    I use Baquacil Oxidizer which is 27% HP for string algae.
    ! cup for each 2000 gallons. I do this every 4 days until the string algae is gone. Stop using then or you'll kill the carpet algae.
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