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blesser13
06-24-2010, 09:06 PM
As the title said , when buying new plants , using bleach is good method to kill any kind of bacteria?

Lady Hobbs
06-24-2010, 09:10 PM
I wouldn't worry much about the bacteria but I would if they come from a store tank that may have snails or Ick. Bleach can be very hard on some plants so make it a short dip of 19 water to 1 bleach ratio.

I personally soak my plants in alum for several hours. At least it doesn't kill the plants.

Lady Hobbs
06-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Bottom of this link.

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=111