cleaning new plants

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fishnewbie687

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I wanted to know how to clean/quarantine new plants so I could avoid having snails or any diseases in my tank. I was thinking about using hydrogen peroxide. I will not use bleach. Any advice for a plant newbie??

And is it okay to put plants in untreated water?
 
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Don't know if it's an okay thing to do, but I've never had any problems with it. I take my plants to my bathroom and rinse them in the sink, making sure to get any snails/dead leaves off of them.

Hope someone else chimes in.
 
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I buy all my plants from dealers hear on fishlore. You can have personal communication with them and ask them if they have pest snails in there tanks. Dolfan is a great guy to deal with. Another method to avoid pests is to buy "Cultured plants" like the ones you see in tubes at the pet store. They have been raised in sterile environments. Or as babynemo said you can physically remove pests from your plants and to go a step further you can keep them in a quarantine for a week or so.
 
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Thanks for the replies!

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Use an alum dip. Kills snails and even more importantly snail eggs. Rinsing plants in the sink isn't going to anything to remove snail eggs.
 
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But is it still okay for plants to be in untreated water?

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Yeah it's safe


 
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Ok thanks!

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