Chlorinated Water For Plants?

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Caleb Smith

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I have some new aquarium plants that I want to quarantine/ sanitize for a tank I'm setting up. After I bleach dip the plants and soak them in dechlorinated water, would it be safe to then move them to untreated tap water. The person I buy my plants from has some beautiful plants for cheap prices, but they always have snails and scuds. I was hoping that by leaving them for a day or so in untreated water(post bleach dip) , it would ensure they are safe... Is this true?
 

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I think you'll be safe. We water our house plants with chlorine water and it doesn't hurt. I always rinse my aquatic plants under faucets water before placing them in tank to be sure nothing is on them. Then I just shake them good.
 

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I wipe the leafs of my new plants with sponge in tap water and let them soak in tap water for an hour or so just to see if some snails show up. It does not seem to have any visible effect on the plants in my case
 

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I have a plant only tank that I use chlorinated tap water to fill. However, I also have pest snails in that tank, so not using a dechlorinator doesn't stop them.
 
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