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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Can You Combat Terrarium Mold With Diluted Hydrogen Peroxide?

I'd like to say this is a Q & A feature but I only have the "question" part and I'm looking for your answers.  As you may or may not know, I strongly recommend washing moss before putting it in your terrarium.  It gets rid of foreign contaminants that may be in the soil or the moss and, in my experience, minimizes the chances of mold developing in the terrarium-ensconced moss.  When mold appeared - I would remove the affected moss/plants/soil and if it became rampant - I'd start the terrarium over again.

Recently someone suggested that diluted hydrogen peroxide can also be used to eliminate mold on soil. Has anyone tried this before?  Any tips or tricks for approaching mold removal with hydrogen peroxide?  Or any other solutions for removing mold?


  1. Not really an answer, but at least a data point:

    I do know that hydrogen peroxide is the go-to method for combating algae in planted aquariums. Most people put it in a dropper or syringe and squeeze it directly on affected areas. I guess in an aquarium it sort of dilutes itself.

    1. I found a credible website that says proper use of hydrogen peroxide on plants is beneficial. Take a look: http://www.ehow.com/info_10049889_effects-hydrogen-peroxide-plants.html

      Hope it helps

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