Sterilizing Plants Grown Outdoors?

FiscCyning

I just bought some aquatic plants from a local nursery, but their pond and aquarium plants are kept outdoors. I want to make sure to sterilize them in case of any insect hitchhikers, but am not sure of the best way to do this. I'm aware of different sterilization dip methods (bleach, hydrogen peroxide, alum, and potassium permanganate) but all of the information on sterilizing dips seems focused on algae or snails, which isn't my primary concern. Does anyone know the best dip method to kill off potential insects and insect eggs?
 

Abby565

I'm pretty sure a regular old bleach dip will kill off anything. It works well for me.
 

Repolie

It's not a dip, but you can try a 1 week Paraguard soak. It kills off a lot of fish parasites, not sure about bugs and eggs. The bleach dip is a sure guarantee to kill them off though.
 

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