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How to clean plants that came from a tank with illness present?


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I have a ton of java fern I put in a bucket while I’m running a tank through a salt treatment. 

How do I disinfect the plants? Do I even need to, or should I just hold them in a bucket of clean water for a bit while whatever is present dies off?

Sorry I have no idea what’s wiping out one of my grow out tanks, so I can’t give info on what I’m treating for at the moment. Just losing multiple fry per day. (The tank next to it, with identical params, fish and setup is healthy as can be).

I don’t want to lose the java fern even if I do lose all the fry.


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For me, I'd probably let it chill in the bucket until you're done treating the fry. I personally haven't brought disease across with plants, but I also take some reasonable precautions to not do that. I think you've got the right idea so far.

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10 minutes ago, Mmiller2001 said:

Hydrogen peroxide dip is effective. 10ml per gallon for 10 minutes. Then rinse with clean water. You could bleach dip them as well.

Yeah I was considering a bleach dip. I have hydrogen on hand peroxide as well. I'll probably tackle one of these two methods tomorrow.

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