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Lady Sphinx

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I got some plants from a nearby stream some kind of moss and water clover. They are doing exceptionally well with lot of new growth but after a month of quarantine I'm still not ready to plant them in my tanks, I killed quite a lot of organisms with a blast of CO2 think it was planaria or leeches not too sure, loads of pond snails too, had to remove all the water and add new water again did a bleach dip and considering a peroxide dip. Any other ideas on how to make sure these plant are parasite and other pathogen free.
 

Hendre

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Bleach dip works
 

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If I don't know something I ask my son or I know I will always get the info I need in this forum
 

Thyroyalgeek

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I quarantine, when I get things from the wild. But I only take things from heavily populated areas. That's where I got most of my ludwigia from.
 

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Allow me to say thank you to all in the forum for helping newcomers like me answer topics that are hard to get answers to. On the topic of wild to tank I would never try it because I am a novice.
 

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A couple other good plant dips, are alum (aluminum sulfate) and potassium permanganate which turns water pink.
This does not negate the need to quarantine, just helps.
The permanganate can also help remove some parasites from from fish, as a quick dip.
 
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