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Tank of spare plants: question
Hi, all. I had bought too many plants the last time I did so, and so I made up a dirt 10g, planted them in it, and put it on my office windowsill. It doesn't have any fish in it, and no filter, but I added a few nerite snails to control algae and thought things might go fine.
However, after several weeks, things are really not fine. The plants really don't look very healthy, and many are covered with black algae. I also have an outbreak of baby pond snails. I was wanting to use the plants in another tank eventually, but now I hesitate to do that. So, a few questions: 1) Should I just dip the plants for a minute in a 20-to-1 bleach solution to kill off the algae and snail eggs? 2) Should a spare-plant tank always contain a fish? 3) What is the best way to set up a tank for spare plants?
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