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Re: Collecting native plants

On Monday 28 January 2002 Amanda wrote:

> I know there are a few of you who collect native plants for use in your
> aquariums.  I ran across some interesting hairgrass-like plants in Eufala,
> Alabama today and couldn't resist picking up a handful.  Is there anything
> I should do before adding this plant to my tank?  I'm kinda worried about
> what might be living on it... what do you folks do to your collected
> plants?

I've never done more than rinse the soil off the roots.  A lot of the 
material I've collected I've just put directly into a tank without even 
rinsing.  Whatever little beasties there are riding along become fish food.

Others are more careful than I am.

Roger Miller