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    Default what do you treat new plants with to prevent snails or other problems

    Im ordering a few plants and i was wondering what everyone does to get rid of snails before puttting into there main tank. i saw a post were some did a bleach dip but is there a better way I want to make sure i kill everything and not harm the plant in the process im getting anubius and java fern. Im trying not to get a snail infestation again or bring in other dieases i bought a piece of driftwood a few years back and put it into one of my tanks and i had snails everywhere im trying to prevent this from happening this time Id appreciate any methods you guys use and dosing instructions thanks alot.

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    Default Re: what do you treat new plants with to prevent snails or other problems

    Options are dipping the plants in bleach or potassium permagnate.


    I use potassium permagnate

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    Default Re: what do you treat new plants with to prevent snails or other problems

    Whatever you decide to go with, it probably won't kill the eggs without killing the plant. I use copper for a month. Gives them enough time to hatch.

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    Default Re: what do you treat new plants with to prevent snails or other problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam S View Post
    Whatever you decide to go with, it probably won't kill the eggs without killing the plant. I use copper for a month. Gives them enough time to hatch.
    is copper safe to add with discus and what brand and doseage do you use for it thanks

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