Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas, United States
Water containing chloramine as a plant disinfectant?
I'm thinking of keeping my new plants in a quarantine rubbermaid full of undechlorinated tap water for a while to disinfect them, but I'm not sure how effective or safe for the plants that would be. I know that my tap water company uses chloramine to keep the water clean, and that chloramine doesn't dissolve out. If I were to put some aquarium plants in a container of regular tap water with chloramine in it and quarantine them in that water for an extended period of time, would that kill off hitch hikers, snail eggs, parasites, etc? Would the plants be able to tolerate the chloramine for extended periods of time? If that would work, how long should I keep the plants in that water for before it begins to affect them?