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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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The treatment I have tried twice in the past was a traditional insecticide (deltamethrin maybe??). I removed the plants from the aquarium, wiped the insecticide on with a cotton ball (being very careful to only get it on the leaves), left the plants out of the tank for a week or so for the insecticide to break down, then rinsed them thoroughly with lots of fresh water before putting back in the tank. While it reduced the numbers somewhat, it really did not kill all of them off.
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