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post #1 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Do plants carry diseases? How to disinfect?

I have a bunch of anacharis in my main tank, came from my pond a few years ago when I pulled it in with my fish to overwinter and took a few off. Anyway, haven't had any in the pond since, only just remembered I even had it in there. I wanted to put some in my overwintering tank since I have so much in my regular tank, to help filter it out some. Problem is, my main tank I've had fish with tb, I was just wondering if the plants may be carrying this in some way, and if so is there any way to disinfect the plants. I looked it up a bit on google but all the results I saw were talking about killing off parasites and pests that may be hanging on the plants, not diseases.
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 12:26 AM
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You should take out the carbon as well as from your narrow. The other press should proceed the procedures associated with the nitrogen pattern.

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 03:45 PM
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Ki good rinse in tap water would probably be fine.. If worried, add peroxide or pottassium permagranite (sold as "clear water") just to be safe.

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post #4 of 9 Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 AM
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I've used Potassium Permagranite to disinfect plants, but from what I've read and learned (both on this forum and elsewhere) the best and safest (for the plants) way to be sure that they are clean is to keep them in a fishless QT for a period of 4-6 weeks. Without a host fish, anything on them that can affect fish will die. . .

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I've used Potassium Permagranite to disinfect plants, but from what I've read and learned (both on this forum and elsewhere) the best and safest (for the plants) way to be sure that they are clean is to keep them in a fishless QT for a period of 4-6 weeks. Without a host fish, anything on them that can affect fish will die. . .
If you have snails, you don't need a host fish as snails carry skin, gill, blood and liver flukes.

Consider the needs of your fish before acting on your desires.
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If you have snails, you don't need a host fish as snails carry skin, gill, blood and liver flukes.
LOL! Thanks for catching that one! I actually *meant* that it's best to keep them in a PLANT ONLY QT. You're absolutley right, anything living will defeat the point of a QT period!
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-30-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks. I've just been soaking a few clumps in a bucket of tapwater outside since I posted the original post, just changing the water a few times to try to rinse anything out of it. I'm cycling the tank right now anyway with ammonia so it's still a few weeks at earliest before I start to bring them in anyway.
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LOL! Thanks for catching that one! I actually *meant* that it's best to keep them in a PLANT ONLY QT. You're absolutley right, anything living will defeat the point of a QT period!
I came by that knowledge honestly, as I bought plants from Petco and got snails. 3 dead fish and a tank with parasites later, I learned the hard way.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-02-2012, 04:00 AM
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It's ok to put plants in at any time - best to plant thick if you can for best results with the plants.


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