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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    I was wondering what would be considered a good QT procedure for new plants from the LFS. I caved and got a clump of dwarf hairgrass straight out of a nano set up with shrimp, fish and snails. This LFS takes plants and fish/inverts from fellow hobbyists.

    I got my 90g ready for planting by removing a section of top gravel and adding PFS. I mixed it a bit with the remaining gravel, you can hardly notice. I plan to separate the hairgrass into 10-15 blade pieces and plant the middle section of my 90g where I added sand.

    I'm considering disinfecting the hairgrass so I can use it right away, OR start up a dirted container and grow it out while QTing it. I'm not sure if disinfecting is required. I used to just rinse new plants well in tap water



    BTW, I might sound overly paranoid, but I am dealing with an internal parasitic nematode that snuck in passed my fish QT or I trusted someone else's tank.
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    After your experience I don't blame you a bit!
    I've actually been considering starting to qt my plants after your experience lol
    Maybe a 7 day treatment with 10g per 10 gallons of fenbenzadole and a standard Paraguard dosing through that week? I imagine that would kill the majority of flatworms and if you keep the qt animal free for 30 days it would knock out a huge majority of them. I do believe that dose would probably knock the socks off about any parasitic worm and then with no host to get their gusto back? I really don't know, I don't know how all those life cycles work. What I've read some can stay in different states for quite a while when waiting for hosts to move to their next life stage. There's so many.... And my parasite knowledge is fairly sparce and spread through a variety of pets and livestock so I get myself confused pretty easily.

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    Any of the 3 below

    1. Potassium permanganate (10mg/l) for 10 minutes and rinse (dark pink color)
    -1 teaspoon per gallon of Jungle Clear water (12 hours)

    2. Bleach solution of 1:19 (bleach:water) for 3 minutes

    3. Hydrogen peroxide 1:3 (H2O2:water) for 6 minutes


    For microscopic bugs and snails, after any of 1-3

    Soak in Alum (Alum USP or Aluminum Sulfate found in spices section, McCormick) for 72 hours
    - 10 teaspoon per 1 gallon

    To really kill snails, after alum.

    Seachem Cupramine 2-3 drops of per gallon for 1 month

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    Thanks sfsamm, I'm sorry you are now paranoid as well, but I suppose plant QT isn't a bad thing to promote. I never used to worry about it, just a good rinse in tap water, remove dead leaves, examine with my eyes for snail eggs....I think everything's been fine, I mean, no unwanted snails, but it's the parasites you can't see that concern me. Snails don't last very long in my tanks anyway.
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    Thanks Rocksor, I'll try the h202 method. I feel safest with that.
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