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Hi, I thought I had eradicated cladophora in all my tanks, but two spots popped up in two of my tanks. Previously i used 10x doses (5ml / gallon) of 2.5% glutaraldehyde (excel) to kill it off. It was seriously -bad- before and I'd repeat, but I added some plants to the tanks that are not tolerant of excel in those doses.

I'd like to try a blackout. Like, black trashbags and blankets. How long should I leave it on? The moss that got infected by it that I'm trying to salvage will die from the excel, so I'd like to try another method. If the moss dies with a blackout too... then such is life.
 

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For anyone that's curious, 3 days of changing water with 5ml/gallon of glutaraldehyde and stirring the water thoroughly to reach areas with low water flow will eradicate it successfully... I had tried to put in a piece of fissidens that I didn't want to lose that had clado on it (I didn't treat it because I thought I'd kill it...). Also, make sure to thoroughly rinse fish off at least twice before adding them to a tank...

So the only treatment that I know will often kill the host plants that you want to save and it'll wipe out fish and snails.

At least the particular strain I have. Anyone want some?
 
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