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post #1 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning PLants

I just lost all fish to some kind of either bacteria or fungus in my tank. How can i safely clean my plants and start a new aquarium cycle, so there wont be infection?
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 07:36 PM
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Without knowing exactly what killed the fish, this is difficult to answer. Have you no idea at all about the problem?

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h2o2 dip the plants and bleach the tank with the plants OUT... rinse everything down and fill with new water
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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all i know is it kills in less than 24 hours... there is white fuzzy growths and what looks like fin rot
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h2o2 dip the plants and bleach the tank with the plants OUT... rinse everything down and fill with new water
what is h2o2? and how do you do the dip?
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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hydrogen peroxide, get a bowl of it and dip the plants then rinse them off under the tap afterwards. it will stress the plants but kill everything except snail eggs and some algae.
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 08:54 PM
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all i know is it kills in less than 24 hours... there is white fuzzy growths and what looks like fin rot
sounds like columnaris....
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sounds like columnaris....
thats what i was thinking will tetra fungus guard cure it? It says it treats fungal and bacteria. And how much water to h2o2 should i use and how long to let them sit in the solution?
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-18-2013, 09:55 PM
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H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide, usually available as a 3% solution.. usually you can find it in the first aid section in the supermarket.
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