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The salt method is effective and not harsh on your plants and kills usually all of the snails and eggs. There are step by step instructions which are easy to follow and you won't have a problem.Grammywms said:I've read so much about snails hitchhiking on new plants. I've ordered some plants for the first time and want to treat them before adding to my aquarium. What is a safe and effective method?
In my opinion yes, bleach and water might damage some of your more delicate plants. If you want to use the bleach method, it's 19 part water :1 part bleach.Grammywms said:Is it better than bleach and water?
Are you sure they didn't come from the fish?pagoda said:Gastropex added to water, soak plants according to instructions on bottle for a couple weeks before planting in aquarium should get rid of snails that have hitchhiked on new plants
I did the salt bath for two weeks and still got snail explosions
No damage to any plants
Snails are honestly part of the hobby and something most people learn to live with. They're almost inevitable.Grammywms said:Is it better than bleach and water?
Isn't this the same as dipping in tap water since it's chlorinated and kills all the bacteria and potentially all living creatures?ystrout said:I have treated some of my plants with a water/bleach mix.
IMO snails can probably survive tap water. The main reason it kills fish is due to the chlorine burning their gills, and snails are very tough little creaturesehjj said:Isn't this the same as dipping in tap water since it's chlorinated and kills all the bacteria and potentially all living creatures?
I've bought some plants online and wondering how long plants could be kept in the tap water.