With the appearance of lower algae, disinfectants come to the rescue, one of the most common is saidex for an aquarium.
The form of the release of the original product: 2.5% glutaraldehyde solution. Other drugs are based on it. Liquid with a pronounced odor is sold in cans of 1–5 liters.
Included is a powder activator.
Term and storage conditions: 2 years at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees in a place isolated from children and animals. The tool is kept unactivated.
Initially, the disinfectant was not for aquarism, but was used to disinfect medical instruments. The drug is oxidized in water to form glutaric acid, affecting plant parasites, lowers the pH level and the concentration of iron in the aquatic environment.
After a day, the solution disappears from the aquarium.
To combat the black beard, blue-green algae. Not all green filamentous algae are amenable to disinfection, and it is possible to establish which species is wound up in a tank only under a microscope.
The drug also destroys resistant microorganisms and bacteria.
Hydrogen peroxide or agents based on it should be used against the thread.
In the correct dosage of the drug there is no adverse effect on higher plants and fish. No bad influence on snails and shrimps was also detected. Beneficial effect on the growth of Peristolist red, creeping Ludwig.
When kept in a home aquarium, Valisneria Spiral is applied with care.
Too much Saydex provokes poisoning in fish due to excreted toxins. Violates the biobalance of the reservoir, destroying phosphates and nitrogen compounds, the water becomes turbid. Disposal of plants from lower algae should be supervised.
In humans, the remedy sometimes causes allergies.
Follow all points for thorough processing.
Before applying Sidex study instructions.
Contradictory reviews gathered around the drug. Some aquarists recommend the tool to others, the rest are faced with violations of the aquarium ecosystem and the death of pets.
The solution is used in aquarium recently and has not yet been studied in detail, so it is better to plant the fish in another container when destroying the algal plaque.
The basis of other means of combating unwanted vegetation is similar to Sidex, so you can buy an analogue.