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Hey everyone, I'm at the 1 month mark of having my fish quarantined and I'm planning on finally adding my decorations into the tank in a few days. I want to get some plants to throw in there, but I was wondering if I needed quarantine the plants before I put them in. 

 

I've heard stories of snail eggs coming in from plants people bought at the store.

 

Thanks!

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What kind of plants do you have? Some plants don't tolerate chlorine bleach very well. Anubias do pretty well. 1 part bleach to 19 parts water. 2 to 3 minutes. For more tender leaf plants like Java fern, 1 to 1.5 minutes.

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What kind of plants do you have? Some plants don't tolerate chlorine bleach very well. Anubias do pretty well. 1 part bleach to 19 parts water. 2 to 3 minutes. For more tender leaf plants like Java fern, 1 to 1.5 minutes.

 

I don't have any right now, but I was hoping to get some blyxa japonica and Italian val. I like the grassy look.

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What kind of plants do you have? Some plants don't tolerate chlorine bleach very well. Anubias do pretty well. 1 part bleach to 19 parts water. 2 to 3 minutes. For more tender leaf plants like Java fern, 1 to 1.5 minutes.

 

I don't have any right now, but I was hoping to get some blyxa japonica and Italian val. I like the grassy look.

I don't think the grasses will tolerate bleach too much. It may melt them.

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Bleach will cause val to melt some of the time. It does grow back fine though, so I usually just chance it. The only species I've ever had melt with a bleach dip is hygrophila pinnatifida.

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I love my balls lol

I didn't know you had any? Do you have big ones?  :yikes

 

Yup I got 4 balls lol... one is big and the others are on the small side... They where the only thing to make it to brackish waters :) Salty balls :)

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I don't have any balls!!!!! If I had any they would be big and squishy!!!!!!   :teehee

 

 

Well they start off small then get bigger as time goes on :teehee

 

I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am!!!!!

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