Question Cleaning live plants

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Depends. I say no, but some people soak them in a mild bleach solution to kill any snails etc.
 

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Yes, the bleach is just an extra percaution some people take. I just put mine in. I didnt even rinse them.
 

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I usually wash them off really well and then spritz them with peroxide, then rinse again really well. I feel better, ‘just in case’ it may be carrying a parasite or something on it.
 

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Mizzom said:
I usually wash them off really well and then spritz them with peroxide, then rinse again really well. I feel better, ‘just in case’ it may be carrying a parasite or something on it.
Agreed. Just a tip, if you want to clean established plants in your tank, I suggest you get a couple of shrimps if you don't have them already. They eat all the dead leaves and bits and eat the algae off the stem
 

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kbn, do you know of a shrimp that could live in a high ph tank? My tank is like 8.2 ph, 77.5 degrees. I would love to have shrimp.
 

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