Activ Flora substrate

  1. shakyone

    shakyone Initiate Member

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    I have used this substrate before and like it, however I had an issue with snails. I am going to use a new bag in a different tank and am thinking of microwaving it first to kill snail eggs. Any ideas on how much I should microwave it to kill the snail eggs? Will any active bacteria survive the microwave?

    Thanks!

    Paul
     

  2. Phishphin

    Phishphin Well Known Member Member

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    Are you certain the snails came along with your substrate? Unless Active Flora is preparing their substrate in planted tanks, or do not treat the material before processing, I would be surprised. It's much more likely your snails hitched a ride with plants.

    Also, I personally would not microwave anything that I put into my aquarium. I doubt the bacteria would survive.
     

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    shakyone

    shakyone Initiate Member

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    Yes, I am certain the snails came with the substrate.
     

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