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Old 09-30-2008, 11:46 PM
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Lightbulb cleaning plants?

I am trying to figure out the best mixture for cleaning plants before adding them to my tank.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be extremely appreciated!

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: cleaning plants?

10% bleach and make sure you rinse very well. I also like to let the plants air out for a day or two after.
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Will this method kill the slugs and snails if in the soil of the plant?
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Default Re: cleaning plants?

I was unsure about this also so I asked at a couple of local greenhouses. Both places agreed that a drop of dish detergent and a tablespoon or two of cider vinegar was the safest way for the plants but I've heard of the bleach method also and I have yet to try either method myself.
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Will this method kill the slugs and snails if in the soil of the plant?
You want to get rid of the soil any plants come with, The cleaning solutions mentioned are meant for basically washing the plants and roots to rid the plant of any parasites or harmful pesticides and fertilizers. Its safer for the your frogs this way.

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Default Re: cleaning plants?

There are a few threads on this very subject already in this forum. They contain some pretty good info.

I would not use 10% bleach but instead a bit of a weaker solution like 5%. Let the plants soak for 20mins then rinse very well. After the rinse, let them have some fresh air for a while then use them in your vivs.
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