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[APD] Re: Collecting wild plants
> Should all wild collected plants be treated with bleach or something else or
> is it safe to rinse them off good with tap water?
I've never had issue with soaking in tap water for a few hours, then adding
them to the tank. I think bleach is pretty harsh stuff but some seem to like
it for some reason. Tough plants are okay but wimpy/fine needled plants
/moss etc are no good for bleaching. Having collected plants all over for a
long time now, I see no need nor found any need to do all that.
> Should I be concerned about the effect that they may have on my plants, fish
> or the introduction of algae?
Not if you rinse the plants very well, trim them up etc then let them sit in
tap for a few hours.
> I did a search for this information but it seems that there was a lot of
> different opinions. Since things seem to change with time I thought I would
> again to see what the current thinking is on this subject.
Well, I've never had any issues collecting wild plants ever. Seems I've done
it more than most. Nothing bad to report using plain old tap.
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