Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Is a bleach dip a good idea for a spiderwood with algae on it?
I have a spiderwood that I pulled from my 75g tank and want to put into the 40B that I'm setting up. It has a green coating on the wood which I assume is algae. If I put it in a 19/1 bleach dip for a few minutes, then rinse well, then let sit overnight in clean water with a heavy dose of de-chlorinator will that get rid of the algae or at least keep it from spreading in the tank. It will be a week+ before I fill the tank with water, so what I'm hoping is to kill all of the algae on it beforehand. If it makes any difference I will be doing a fishless cycle and haven't decided yet whether to plant before during, or after the cycle. Any suggestions welcome.
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