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    Question Cleaning a ground cover plant


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    I ordered some ground cover plants and since they come with a peat or mat base that holds them together, they will be an issue to clean. The trouble is, I can't use a fifteen to one water/Liq. bleach mix since the roots/peat will absorb this and there is no way to remove it.

    What other method(s) could I use that can kill any bad guys but that can then be cleaned off afterwards?
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    Anyone have ideas?
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    I've never done it myself but I know several people soak their plants in alum then rinse that off in plain water before adding the plants to their tanks. It works for snails and snail eggs, not sure about any other nasties that might be on the plants.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Cherry shrimp. They will work on that all day, everyday, and keep it cleaned up.

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    Hello and thank you mommy1 - I forgot about Alum. Finally found that stuff IS just called Alum and is sold in food stores, in the spice section. Looking it up in the past threads, I will need 3 tsp/bucket (2 gal water?) and sit for a few hours. While I'm not too worried about snails I am very worried about parasitic worms or just worms (had this happen once - think they were just a common small worm. ) I assume Alum will kill such bad guys?

    Lady Hobbs, I'd love to have cherry shrimp and once I (hopefully) get more plants and a densier fill by growth, I can get some and keep them without all of those guys becoming dinner!
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    I have shrimp in with my rainbows and angelfish. I'm surprised I have any in there and I would expect to see the fish picking at them but I never do. The shrimp are so fast and with so many hiding areas, their numbers don't seem to dwindle at all. I would think the fish would be at the bottom hunting them but it doesn't happen.

    I now have shrimp in every tank simply by me moving plants around. It was not my intentions but how it ended up. They're even in my blood parrot tank. I think the "cherry" is getting bred out of my shrimp. I have many that are brown or white. They do remain more red on black substrate.

    Not to hijack your thread but guess I did. Sorry

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    Not a hijack but good information! My primary question was answered by mommy1 but I am still interested in shrimp even after my past run in's... glad to hear that if I (finally) get a dense coverage, I can finally keep those guys - I really would like some.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

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