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Re: plant disinfection question
>Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 01:59:03 +0100
>From: "H. Hoekstra" <hugo at greed_nl>
>Subject: Re: Spathiphyllum and plant disinfection question
>I had ordered Potamogeton lucens, but now that I received it it's from
>and it is really *infested* with all kinds of parasites and critters.
>I put it in a bucket with a medication which is supposed to be harmful
>invertebrates, yet they don't seem to care. :/
>Any hints on this? I'd rather throw away these plants than have the
>of introducing harmful invertebrates into my tank(s).
>I read about the KMno4 treatment but I won't be able to look for that
I often buy lillies and other pond/open aquarium plants from the local
plant stores and get them coated in yucky critters. I do a 5-10 min.
soak in Snail-A-Cide (copper sulfate pentahydrate) and 24 hour soak in
General Cure Parasite Control (Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, (metronidizole,
trichlorfon, and copper sulfate)), then recheck for anything with a small
microscope (25x magnifciation). I very rarely find anything, if I do I
repeat the process. To the best of my knowledge I haven't had anything
Amelia Ricks, in sunny NM, hoping for rain and with it daphnia
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