Re: Quarantine for plants
From: Peter Konshak <pkonshak at fiat_gslis.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 12:45:40 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Quarantine for plants
Well, not exactly. Is there some sort of bath that I can give new plants
before I put them in my tank, to make sure that I'm not introducing algal
spores, nasties, etc? Thanks,
I used the methods suggested in the FAQ:
- 2 minute bath in 1 part bleach in 19 parts water. Rinse it VERY
WELL ! Then soak it overnight in water with lots of dechlorinator.
- 2 hour bath in 10 teaspoons of Alum USP in 1 gallon of water.
Rinse it VERY WELL ! Then soak it overnight in water.
This has been working well for me.