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Methylene Blue bath
How to perform a methylene blue bath to plants in order to desinfect them?
I was given some plants, but would like to be sure they're parasitic free before putting them on my tank.
I read about potassium permanganate, but is not available where i live, i could only purchase methylene blue
It works for what you are wanting it to work for mostly. There are lots of ways to dip, all with pros and cons seemingly. I use bleach. I'm more concerned with pests than parisites which is why i chose bleach. It's harsh, can cause melting, but plants recover pretty well. It definitely does the job better than anything else I've found tho. At least for my specific intentions.
What would be the proportions, considering bleach (and methylene blue too)?
Some of the plants are lemna minor and java moss.
I found for bleach it would be 1 part bleach per 19 parts water, and then soak the plants between 3 to 5 minutes.
But could not find no information regarding methylene blue.
I really couldn't find any information online. I've never used it for plants before. This website offers some information on its usage for fish, fries, eggs, and dips. Maybe you could do the dip for the plants? But a regular treatment with methylene blue takes days, so I'm not sure how effectively it will clean out your plants in a dip.