Green hair algae while transferring rock to bigger tank

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Hey everyone my tanks been running a couple of years I plan on transferring my rock work to bigger set up I have a little green hair algae on the rocks. Now if I give my rocks a peroxide bath to get rid of algae would I lose the beneficial bacteria on the rocks?
 
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ok I know I can go the scrub with toothbrush route I've done that a couple of times but the question was if I do quick peroxide bath will I lose beneficial bacteria? New setup I'm running a algae scrubber
 
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Hey everyone my tanks been running a couple of years I plan on transferring my rock work to bigger set up I have a little green hair algae on the rocks. Now if I give my rocks a peroxide bath to get rid of algae would I lose the beneficial bacteria on the rocks?
Would be a good time to pull off as much as you can by hand and scrub the rest with a firm toothbrush and some 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Return to tank, reduce white light intensity and number of hours of white lighting and add some snails such as :
Astrea
cerith
turbo grazer
trochus

A Pencil urchin

8-10 Caribbean blue leg hermits

Are you using RODI water or tap water from the faucet ?
What is your phosphate level?
Is tank at or near a window?
 
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There is a dip protocol for corals vs 3% peroxide to saltwater mix. To reduce gha. Ive used it at 20% peroxide for 10 minutes, corals not hurt.
Id try that.
 
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