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Grafted/sterile Vs Non Grafted /sterile Plants

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Lou Ahlquist, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Lou Ahlquist

    Lou Ahlquist New Member

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    I'm new to the planted tank hobby but not unfamiliar with keeping aquariums. In my previous reef tank I successfully maintained many species of coral without introducing any unwanted parasites or other nuisance critters.

    The ability to buy grafted and sterile plants gives one the ability to keep out unwanted pests and populate the aquarium with only desirable inhabitants.

    My question is: Are there many places to get plants from tanks that are maintained under these conditions? Do I have to buy all the (expensive) grafted plants online (for my startup) or are there many people that are starting to keep pest free tanks? I need to mention that my startup tank is 250 gallons which makes acquiring all grafted/sterile plants online a sizeable investment. I haven't gone to any club meetings in my area yet so I don't have a good understanding about just what's out there.

    I would like to take this opportunity to get off on the right track, though without breaking the bank.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Phishless

    Phishless Lifetime Member
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    To my knowledge no aquatic plants are grafted! o_O

    Tissue culture plants are sterile upon initial planting/cultivation but after that who knows. :rolleyes:

    Many of us use a "Dip" process that could be potassium permanganate, H2O2, or bleach.
    Listed in the order of the least destructive.
     
  3. burr740

    burr740 Micros Spiller
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    Embrace the snails! ;)
     
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