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What do you think about moving plants from one tank to the next if you have clado?

Well here is the scoop. I am about to tear down my main tank. I thought I had eradicated clado with 2 weeks of 6 x excel dosage but I was wrong. I have very little and it isnt doing much since it is a lowtech. I am about to break the tank down and start over but I would hate to loose my pygmy chain sword 'micro', ludwigia 'x', and sunset hygro. I am not sure how long these plants can take a 20:1 bleach dip and I know through experimentation that clado needs to sit in the dip for atleast a minute and 15 seconds to die.

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Should I risk even contaminationg my new set up to save my plants (not worried about the anubias, two minute bleach dips rock), or should I just muck em and buy new ones?

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I raise my sword in the air in the battle against clado. I have been beaten in this battle but the war is not over. As my wounds heal I amass another army, an army with many legs, an army of Amano's......

I thrust my tridant into the mass of medusa like staghorn. I am wounded but I refuse to take a knee.
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Personally, I always toss the infected plants out. I moved plants in the past after I thought I eradicated the algae. It didn't take long in the new tank before I saw it re-emerge. If the plants are common (and most are here in SNS), I just pick up some new ones.
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I always advise against a bleach dip and would never do one personally. It's rare that you'll meet anyone that had done a bleach dip and reports a good experience.

I recommend a diluted Excel spray. I had the slightest amount of clado forming in one corner in my tank where it wasn't getting much flow. I increased co2, increased flow, and sprayed the clado down with a 3:1 dilution of Excel...disappeared.

In fact, whenever dealing with any algae, 3:1 spray of Excel always does the trick for me.
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i report multiple excellent experiences with bleach dips.

i have used it with good results on anubias, ferns, and a few stems. it really helped with my BBA outbreak a few years back.

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I always advise against a bleach dip and would never do one personally. It's rare that you'll meet anyone that had done a bleach dip and reports a good experience.

I recommend a diluted Excel spray. I had the slightest amount of clado forming in one corner in my tank where it wasn't getting much flow. I increased co2, increased flow, and sprayed the clado down with a 3:1 dilution of Excel...disappeared.

In fact, whenever dealing with any algae, 3:1 spray of Excel always does the trick for me.
Many people in here do bleach dips. I have been doing them for almost three years now and only lost plants in the beginning before I knew what I was doing. Anubias are rock solid when it comes to bleach dips, and I usually dip them for 2 minutes without any problems. A 3:1 excel treatment I have never dont though. I am sure it will kill most algaes but clado is a different beast.

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I thrust my tridant into the mass of medusa like staghorn. I am wounded but I refuse to take a knee.
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What is clado, exactly?
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