Remove Fertilizers/pesticides From Plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Jacob4031, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Jacob4031 New Member Member

    So I am working on a planted tank and the only place within 100 miles of me that sells aquatic plants is a giant greenhouse. The only issue is that they use fertilizers and possibly pesticides. Are there any ways to remove these from the plants and make them safe for aquatic pets? I've considered removing the soil. Washing the roots. Then putting them in clean water changing the water often.
  2. AquaticJ Fishlore VIP Member

    I’d hope aquatic plants aren’t being sprayed with pesticides. Either way, a good rinse should be fine, and fertilizer shouldn’t hurt your fish.
  3. -Mak- Fishlore VIP Member

    You really want fertilizers for a planted tank, but maybe consider buying online instead of risking pesticides.
  4. Jacob4031 New Member Member

    Semi aquatic sorry Haha.