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Hi everyone-

I bought some Crinum Calamistratum two weeks ago that is being quarantined in my 10g qt tank currently. I have some Anubias Barteri ‘Coffeefolia’, and some Lava Rocks that will be here next week. What should I be looking for during this quarantine process?

So far, the Calamistratum has brought in two baby snails that just now became visible to the naked eye. Is there anything else I should be looking for besides snails and maybe other unwanted pests? I’ve also seen people quarantine for as long as 1 week and up to 1 month. Anyone have any input on how long to quarantine plants?

As for the Lava Rocks, do I need to wash them down really well before quarantining them with the plants? Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you. 

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I've never quarantined my Lava rocks... just rinsed them off really well. As for plants, I generally just rinse them off too and add them to the tank. There are a few methods you can use to treat your plants for unwanted pests before adding them the the tank if it's worrisome. @Irene at Girl Talks Fish has a YouTube video on how to do this.


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