Plant quarantine, found some strange stuff

Frisbee

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I collected some wild plants from a local pond and put them in a quarantine tub. I have been observing to see if I got hitchhikers, and yes is did!

Lots of strange little bugs and larvae. I have found hydra and a few other things I can’t recognize.

I’m trying to figure out how I’m going get these plants safe to put in my tank. Since I have already found lots of strange stuff on them, I’m not sure what to do.
 

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I have tried getting plants from my local lake ( pond.)
I was unsuccessful in getting a clean quarantine tank. I tried deworming powders and liquid. I added snail killer . You may have stronger products available in your country? I waited till I had new growth and removed most of the old plant material including all the roots. I waited weeks but in the end I gave up. Sorry I can’t offer a quick fix . You will have to wait it out .
 

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