Alum Dip For New Plants

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by blissfulbunny, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. blissfulbunny

    blissfulbunny Valued Member Member

    If I go with the alum dip for my new plants, how much per which measure of water?

    Are there other dips I should consider?
     
  2. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

    Bleach dips to a ratio of 1:20, or potassium perganmanate bath, both are good altough I have heard good things about alum so I would go with it. Unfortunately I dont know how much to use.
     
  3. OP
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    blissfulbunny

    blissfulbunny Valued Member Member

    Thanks!!
     
  4. Dolfan

    Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Here is a link to an article with measures for common plant dip methods. I highly recommend the alum over the bleach method. Bleach in any dilution will kill many plants. Never tried Potassium Permagnate, but heard good things. I just couldn't find it locally anywhere. I can get alum at Walmart in the spice aisle. McCormicks brand. I use 2 tablespoons in a gallon of water for alum

    Dipping Plants to Eliminate Snails
     
  5. OP
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    blissfulbunny

    blissfulbunny Valued Member Member

    Thanks for that info. I just ordered plants! Can't wait.
     




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