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Disinfect New Plants?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by trcpdx, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. trcpdx

    trcpdx Junior Poster

    Jan 24, 2005
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  2. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

    Jan 12, 2007
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    I dont bother.. but I make sure that the plants are fully ship shape before they go in.. remove all dead stuff, any signs of algae.. most of the time you can tell by the look of the plant how healthy it is.
  3. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator Social Group Admin

    Jan 23, 2005
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    I've found a lot of those type suggestions tend to kill/hurt the plants a lot.
    I pick them clean good, then soak them in regular tap for a few hours, rinse and swirl around good, that alone for 30-60 seconds removes 90% of the algae.

    Like a fish with a tad bit of ich, I put them in the tank and they get better and there's no issue.

    Same thing with plants going into a good home.

    Tom Barr

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