Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oakland, California
I recently restarted my tank to find out I reintroduced leeches, limpets, and planaria into my tank. I decided to remove the plants, dip them in potassium permanganate for 3 hrs, then quarantine them for 2 weeks before another potassium permanganate dip. As for the tank, I removed all the substrate and boiled it (found lots of dead leeches) and then subsequently ran concentrated bleach mixed with water (between 2.5% to 5% solution) for 3 hrs through the tank including the filter. I then drained the tank and dried the tank and filter components.
I just added the substrate back and hooked up the filter again. Can I be certain that I have killed all the planaria, leeches, and limpets? Lol I know my measures seem like overkill, but just want to have a pristine start. I literally had 100's of planaria on the glass.