pond plants to tropical aquarium

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23 Aug 2017 21:52 #1 by nomad (pat murphy)
I have some hornwart and floating fairy moss in my pond that i would like to transfer some to my tropical tank to lower the nitrates,ive googled and one way to sterilize the plants to make them safe is to use a bleach dip which of coarse any household has but it must be an unscented bleach.I,m getting conflicting answers as to what the percentige of bleach to water i should use,Also getting conflicting info as to how long to soak and do you soak in pond water,aquarium water or tap water before it will then be given a good rinse of tap water i assume,cheers..

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24 Aug 2017 07:30 #2 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Potassium Permanganate baths are really your best bet...

Can be bought on Ebay UK...

Honestly if ya want to reduce NitrAtes your best bet is to chnage more water on a weekly basis.... (Unless of course your tap water has high NitrAtes) In that case RO is the way to go....

Plants wont have a major impact on NitrAte reduction unless ya have absolutely thousands of them in a high tech tank...

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24 Aug 2017 07:32 - 24 Aug 2017 07:35 #3 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Bathe the plants for about an hour in Fresh Water / Potassium Permanagante mix...

You only need a tiny amount of PP....Literally enough to make the water a transparent purple colour....

It kills everything nasty...

Bleach is probably too harsh a chemical on some plants and doesnt do the same job as PP in my opinion...
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24 Aug 2017 07:39 #4 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
If ya want to take a trip to Clondalkin Nomad I can give ya some Potassium Permanganate FOC...

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24 Aug 2017 17:49 #5 by nomad (pat murphy)

gunnered72 wrote: If ya want to take a trip to Clondalkin Nomad I can give ya some Potassium Permanganate FOC...


Much appreciated,will send you a PM,cheers..

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