Peroxide Dips?

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    I've heard that dipping corals in a peroxide dip can help get rid of unwanted algae, but I don't really know anything about them. I picked up some frags last night from a guy and think I saw some patches of red turf algae in his tank. None of the frags I got had any on them, but I kind of want to dip them in something more than just coral rx before I put them in my tank to be on the safe side. Can someone point me in the right direction here? Thanks!
     
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    I've read that some corals do better than others with the peroxide treatments so I would research your specific coral about that, but it worked great for my little green and red candy cane that I am rehabbing. One head is completely grown back and the other is getting there. I used a 1:10 ratio of peroxide to tank water and dipped it for ten minutes. I repeated that a month later because it looked like the algae was trying to grow back on the bare part of the skeleton.
     
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    +1 chichi

    Softies tend to do fine, but LPS are hit and miss, and I dont think any SPS tolerate it well
     
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    Talk to Smitty, he has done it with success.
     
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    Well, I dipped in coral rx but skipped the peroxide since a lot of what I had were montis and what I read suggested they didn't do well in the dip (Roger Rabbit always comes to mind when I refer to it as "the dip" lol)

    Remind me of this decision in about 3 months when I'm posting pics and complaining about algae lol
     
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