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Old 07-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Quick Quarantine Question...


Triple Q's in the title lol...

Generally when I get plants in I check them over and pick anything off that I see which is easier said than done depending on what you have. I know there are all sorts of dips you can use, traps, and well.. it's a lot to take in as everyone has a different way to do things.

Is there something you can just easily add to tap water to kill off snails and worms? I read somewhere that depending on what your PH is that tap water itself may do it but I have no idea...
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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A bleach dip, one part bleach to 19 parts water, dip for 30 seconds then rinse in a bucket of clean water with dechlorinator. Don't dip any sensitive plants like mosses.
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Unfortunately, I have quite a bit of moss to pick through. I've got about 4-6 pieces of small plants I got in shrimp shipments and kept because I liked. Then I have a few from the LPS, and then there's the moss.

I had the infected stuff in my quarantine tank, but decided to redo it a few hours ago and use it for an actual habitat as I just picked up a 3 gallon bowl this morning I'll use for quarantine. Just want to make sure the snails and worm(s) are gone before getting it in the big tank. I know they won't hurt anything, but I'm a stickler for a clean shrimp only tank
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I use a potassium permanganate dip to kill snails. Just enough to turn the water a medium dark fuchsia color, which isn't very much. I keep them in there 20 minutes.
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It takes patience, but picking out individual strands of mosses for growth in individual containers (pickle jars) works well.
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It takes patience, but picking out individual strands of mosses for growth in individual containers (pickle jars) works well.
Patience is the key word lol. I ended up "trying" to go through it strand by strand but there was just to much of it. I've gotten most of them I think. I've not seen any worms and only 2 baby snails which i promptly scooped and sent into the exile tank..
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flubendazole kills both snails and worms, levaisole hcl kills the few worms and parasites flu doesn't and both are harmless to plants

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