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Can plants handle 85+ degree water?

In other words, can you use heat to kill ick in a planted tank? If not, would it be better to remove the fish from the main tank and use the heat that way?
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Not many plants can stand high temps for long. Searching for plants that survive in discus tanks will give you a list of those that can take it for long. Short bursts like you are talking about? Not sure. You might lose some cooler water ones like mosses...

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In other words, can you use heat to kill ick in a planted tank? If not, would it be better to remove the fish from the main tank and use the heat that way?
It takes at least 9 days to wipe out Ick in a tank. Some people believe up to 30 days.

Many plants can take short periods of 85degrees. I have a tank that has fluctuated that high in the summer and the plants did well. But, I would cool that tank down overnight.

Look at Kordon's Ick Attack. Safe for plants, inverts and fish. I double dose the 1st 3 days. Then single dose for 11 more. You don't need to cook the tank.
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My mosses died but, other than that, when I heat killed ick in a 10, all the stems and such in it were alright.

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