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I keep planted African root-wood with planted with Anubis. BBA has seemed to take hold on my wood and partially on my plants. I can separate plants from the wood but what would i need to do to the wood in order to rid it from the algae. It can be completely dried out and not loose its ability to sink. Also i heard that Anubis can handle some forms of chemical baths and still manage to survive. Can someone advise.

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Anubias can be dipped in a bleach bath 19/1 (water/bleach) What I do with wood before I start a new aquascape or if it has algae on it is soak it in 5gal bucket with bleach and water. Then I soak in just water. Make sure you rinse off your Anubias and only leave in the bath for about 2 min. What I do to clean up plants after a dip is put them in a tank I use to raise Mollies. Baby Mollies will clean up an Anubias in less then a week after a dip.

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I have not tried this but have been told that peroxide can be used to get rid of BBA on wood.
 

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Any strong oxidizer will work, permangnate, Bleach, O3, O2, H2O2, etc.
I'd brush on whatever you have handy on the the non living material for a few minutes and carefully dip the Anubias or brush it on.

Add more CO2 if you are using CO2.

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