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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    I want to get a few plants for my 10g and my LYS has lots, but they also have snails on them. I don't want the snails at all so is there something I can do to get snails/snail eggs off the plants before adding them to my tank? I'll have very easy to grow plants for my low tech aquarium. Anubias, moss ball..simple stuff. Thanks guys!

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    0 Not allowed!
    Whenever I get new plants, I rinse them in a bucket of water and pick off any visible snails/eggs. To make sure I've killed off any snail eggs, I dunk the plants in a mix of water and potassium permanganate. Be careful with potassium permanganate it will turn your clothes/hands purple, so wear gloves if you decide to use it.

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    0 Not allowed!
    also dipps in aluminum sulfate and bleach solutions will kill off snails. the bleach can be harsh on some plants so its not a favorite, i think the potassium permanganate is the favorite tho.
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    0 Not allowed!
    you could also get a snail to eat the other snails.
    if you get one or two assassin snail it will eat the others and doesn't breed often.
    also it is a neat addition to the tank
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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