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    How should I quarantine plants?

    What are some good ways to quarantine or treat plants before adding them to the tank?

    A plant I got from the auction has BBA and most of it is still in a small bucket but I put some decently clean pieces into one of my tanks and hydra have popped up. I'm not sure how I'll deal with this

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    I’ve never done it myself, but many dip their plants in a bleach/prime combination b4 introducing them to their aquariums to rid of pests...

    Here’s an example below... I personally don’t, as I’d worry it would damage the plants... but that’s just me...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CKBfLPhKIgo

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    Dip the plants in hydrogen peroxide will kill bba and hydra. Overdosing excel works too

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    I do a hydrogen peroxide dip when I am in a rush but if you have the time you can also do a hydrogen peroxide bath with 3 parts water 1 part hydrogen peroxide. Let them sit in the mixture for 5-10min and usually that will be good enough kill anything on the plants

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    For fighting hydra I use sl-aqua Z1. It eradicates hydra and planaria in my tank. I know CK fish world carries them, available online too. You do have to take out any snails during treatment because it will kill them.

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    The reefing community uses the bayer insect control that lowe's sells (no, seriously, home depot doesn't sell the same one) on coral.

    It kills just about everything you do not want on coral in a reef tank.

    I am tempted to try it sometime on plants.

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    The reefing community uses the bayer insect control that lowe's sells (no, seriously, home depot doesn't sell the same one) on coral.

    It kills just about everything you do not want on coral in a reef tank.

    I am tempted to try it sometime on plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongox3 View Post
    Iíve never done it myself, but many dip their plants in a bleach/prime combination b4 introducing them to their aquariums to rid of pests...

    Hereís an example below... I personally donít, as Iíd worry it would damage the plants... but thatís just me...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CKBfLPhKIgo
    I have personally done several bleach dips on various species without any problems. 19 parts water, 1 part bleach, and soak them for about three minutes then soak them in massively overdosed dechlorinated water for about five minutes.


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