I just had an Oh Duh moment!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lucy, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Several months ago I had a severe algae issue in one of my tanks. It covered everything including my Marimo Ball.
    Since peroxide can kill algea, I decided to give it a dip in diluted peroxide
    My Marimo Ball died.

    (See where this is going?)

    Of course peroxide killed my marimo. It is algae! Duh! I knew that!

    We've all had a duh moment (or two or more) Anyone want to share theirs?
  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Is peroxide bad for fish?

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  3. OP

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    From what I understand, not in small doses but please don't take my word for it.
    I never dosed my tank. I took the marimo ball out of the tank.

    You may want to start a new thread about that.
    It's kind of off topic.

  4. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Lol, sorry about your moss ball, Lucy!

    Yeah, I've had a few (okay more than a few) moments like that, most of them though consist of not paying enough attention to what I'm doing though, or my tendency to overcomplicate things. :/ I might think of one specific one though later lol. But hey, at least you know you're not the only one!!
  5. T

    The Red Severum Valued Member Member

    I could not count the amount of times I got distracted and overfilled my tanks!
  6. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    You can use it in small doses. But be careful. You can shoot algae with it in a syringe like Excel with BBA. But since it kills algae, it may kill the plant too. This maybe an old school way to keep algae at bay. Not sure if anyone actually does it anymore. As the OP found out, it kills things..
  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    These moments usually happen during water changes. I'll turn the valve on the Aqueon water changer adapter from suction to fill. Then when the tank is almost full I suddenly realize I forgot to dose Prime so it's a frantic rush to save the bacteria colonies lol. It's happened every week ( keep in mind I have four tanks)

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  8. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    Lucy, thank you for posting that as I would never have given that a thought. I have 11 marimo moss balls in my three tanks and would be very upset if I killed one. But that is something I would have done. Now I know better. Alison
  9. Flowingfins

    Flowingfins Fishlore VIP Member

    I've left a bucket in the sink and flooded the kitchen, I've nocked over countless items(prime, fish food, plant ferts) only to discover I merely placed on the cap and didn't actually close it, I left the lid off the fruit fly culture(I'm still finding flies), and countless other duh moments.
  10. OP

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    That's funny.
    I have been guilty of all of the above at one time or another. :)
  11. oOBlueOo

    oOBlueOo Well Known Member Member

    My most recent "oh duh" moment came the other day. I was going to buy a sponge filter for one of my tanks, but I thought I'd try something different.

    You know those tube air stones? Yeah. I'm gonna see how that works with sponges...

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