How to sterilize plants Question

  1. virusmk Well Known Member Member

    Hi all

    I want to get amazon sword and wisteria this days and want to know how to clean and sterilize them properly without destroying them as i do not want to bring unwanted guests and residents in my tank.

    Last time i brought yawa fern and brought all sord of bad pest that you can imagine
     
  2. endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    It is impossible to sterilize live plants, but you can avoid a lot of issues by dipping them for 10 minutes in a solution of 1/4 teaspoon potassium permanganate and 1 gallon of water. At the end of 10 minutes, add Prime to neutralize. Note: This can burn more delicate plants.
     

  3. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member


  4. Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    Alum works great. I found mine as suggested by Dolfan at my local Target superstore. It should be next to the canning and pickling items.
     

  5. virusmk Well Known Member Member

    Tanks to all of you

    I have potasium at home and this looks that is going to be the most convenient solution that i can do.