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New plants for a new tank, necessary to sterilize the plant?

CheckeredRust

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4 Jun 2021
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Asia
Hey all as per title, I am cycling a new tank with plants. I'm just wondering is it necessary to sterilize the plants in order to start the tank? Or could I simply just wash it thoroughly and let it establish in the new tank while letting nature takes it course, e.g. possible snails or worms or algae that may come together with the plant.
 

Raws69

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5 Oct 2020
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Essex
Hi - All depends where you got the plants from and whether pest snails are an issue for you. Some don’t mind them some treat the plant before it goes anywhere nr the tank. if a plant comes with algae on it, I’d return it.
 

SudhirR

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11 Nov 2020
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Bengaluru
I use a snail remover dip for all my greenhouse version of plants. These are the potted plants.

For tissue culture versions I skip the dip step and directly start planting preparation.


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