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11-15-2012 06:28 AM
mordalphus
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Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
Yeah, I was going to dip the branch in my bathtub with the copper solution.
copper also kills most mosses and a lot of plants too. careful with that. also will absorb into the wood, and who knows how long for it to leech out
11-15-2012 06:01 AM
Bananariot
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
In alum? Or something else mentioned? Cause I've done 3 day alum dips on fissidens and probably 6 different varieties of mosses as well as floated with zero harm done to the plants.
Potassium Permanganate. Also uhh that tetra clear water or something is just Potassium Permanganate.
11-14-2012 06:16 PM
plamski I have some moss in plastic container which has been thru HP dip. I can't see any snails
now /3 months after the dip/.
11-14-2012 05:40 PM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
Too much for too long will kill mosses too. A 10 min dip was enough to knock my fiss back enough where it took 2 months + co2 to recover
In alum? Or something else mentioned? Cause I've done 3 day alum dips on fissidens and probably 6 different varieties of mosses as well as floated with zero harm done to the plants.
11-14-2012 03:55 PM
hedge_fund
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Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp View Post
one more thing, don't do a copper solution. It will kill snails, but it is my understanding will also kill all the shrimp in your tank as well.
Yeah, I was going to dip the branch in my bathtub with the copper solution.
11-14-2012 03:08 PM
Soothing Shrimp one more thing, don't do a copper solution. It will kill snails, but it is my understanding will also kill all the shrimp in your tank as well.
11-14-2012 03:00 PM
somewhatshocked Bought mine on eBay for a couple bucks. Lasts forever.

Usually takes just a few grains of it to make a fairly dark solution.

Fissidens is so finicky that I've never left it in any dip for more than a few minutes.

Maybe you could do a dip and then quarantine it in a bucket for a week or so and examine it every day to make sure there are no eggs or snails?

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Do you know the dosing amounts or where is the best place to buy this?
11-14-2012 02:33 PM
Bananariot Too much for too long will kill mosses too. A 10 min dip was enough to knock my fiss back enough where it took 2 months + co2 to recover
11-14-2012 02:25 PM
ravensgate PP won't kill eggs. You want to do that you need to use alum and a 3 day soak.
11-14-2012 01:45 PM
hedge_fund
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Originally Posted by plamski View Post
10ml per gal hydrogen peroxide dip for 10 min. I never try on fissidens, thought.
But there wasn't any problem with other mosses.
Did it kill all the snails including eggs? I hate these limpet snails haha.
11-14-2012 01:39 PM
plamski 10ml per gal hydrogen peroxide dip for 10 min. I never try on fissidens, thought.
But there wasn't any problem with other mosses.
11-14-2012 01:12 PM
hedge_fund
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Potassium permanganate would work pretty well. Much easier on the moss than bleach.

It's great for disinfecting nets and other tank equipment, as well.
Thanks.

Do you know the dosing amounts or where is the best place to buy this?

btw. one of these days I need to try some of your homemade shrimp foods and post the reviews here. I've been hearing some good things.
11-14-2012 01:03 PM
somewhatshocked Potassium permanganate would work pretty well. Much easier on the moss than bleach.

It's great for disinfecting nets and other tank equipment, as well.
11-14-2012 12:59 PM
hedge_fund
Moving branch with fissidens to a new tank...any chemicals to kill snails?

Hello. I will be moving a nice branch with a ton of fissidens on it. In the old tank I have limpet snails so I do not want to transfer them over. Are there any chemicals that would kill all the snails but leave my fissidens healthy? I can always do a peroxide or bleach bath but I do not want to affect the juicy healthy moss.

Does liquid copper kill plants? (if such thing exists).

Thanks.

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