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Old 05-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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keeping plants during ich outbreak


I have a 20 gallon planted tank with anubias, dwarf satittaria, cryptocoryne wendtii, ludwigia, frogbit, and vallisneria. I had an outbreak of ich this week. I took my plants out and am keeping them in a tub of water in the bathroom. There is some light from a skylight and from a florescent about three feet over the plants. The plants will have to stay out of the tank until I am done with the ich treatment (salt and 85 degree temp). Is there anything else I should be doing with the plants, maybe an airstone, water changes, frets? Also, how can I make sure that my plants don't reinfect the tank once I put them back in? Thanks, Wayne
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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I have a 20 gallon planted tank with anubias, dwarf satittaria, cryptocoryne wendtii, ludwigia, frogbit, and vallisneria. I had an outbreak of ich this week. I took my plants out and am keeping them in a tub of water in the bathroom. There is some light from a skylight and from a florescent about three feet over the plants. The plants will have to stay out of the tank until I am done with the ich treatment (salt and 85 degree temp). Is there anything else I should be doing with the plants, maybe an airstone, water changes, frets? Also, how can I make sure that my plants don't reinfect the tank once I put them back in? Thanks, Wayne
It's a no brainer. Minus a substrate, do the same thing you would if these plants where in your tank
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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Ich would die away from fish after a few days, so since these plants aren't with fish ATM, you should be fine once treatment is over in say, a week or two.

I like to keep doing heat and salt for three days after I see the last signs of ick, to be sure it's all gone and dead
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