How can I best clean off plants to make sure I don't bring over the pests?
During a recent tank cleanup I performed the following.
A sort of bucket brigade shall we say.
Bucket #1 = Tap water chlorinated, no prime or safe used.
Dipped plants shook etc... tried to remove any debris.
Bucket #2 = 20:1 Tap water:H2O2
Dropped plants in for under 3 minutes, again more debris removed.
Bucket #3 = Tank water with a WC dose of Excel for 2 gallon tank.
Dropped plants in to remove any algae/debris possible, 10 minutes maybe.
Bucket #4 = New water as prepared for tank w/ferts to my liking.
Plants remained here for 24 hours until they went back to clean tank.
This did not remove everything I am sure but put a hurting on the pond snails.