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Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:22 pm
by familyfish
Crazygar wrote:And yes, I would add some dechlor to the tank after the procedure is done. Better being safe than sorry.

Gary


Sorry to be a pest, but would you add the full amount of dechlor to treat the full 40 gallon tank? Or if not, how much? I have Tetra Aqua Safe. I have never added dechlor other than to the buckets of water being added in a water change so I am unsure here how much to use.

Thanks again.

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:30 pm
by Crazygar
You are not a pest. We are here to answer your questions.

Yes, AFTER the procedure is done on all the plants, put in the recommended dosage for 40GALs.

Gary

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:11 am
by montanahh
We live for questions, so don't ever sweat it!

Follow what Gary said :)

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:57 pm
by Crazygar
Often we learn as well. There has been plenty of questions asked, with outcomes that serve as a learning experience for everyone! The only silly question is the one that is not asked.

Gary

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:52 pm
by freshfish
*Slugs Gary* Move over! IIIIII want to answer that question!!!!!

Yep, we like questions. Gives us something to fight over! (JK!) :biglaugh:

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:00 pm
by Crazygar
We often fight to see how answers first. Welcome to the TFH Forums. No question goes unanswered.

Gary

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:47 pm
by familyfish
Well, as someone who mods on a few cat health boards I recognize the time and labor of love that goes into you guys answering all the questions here. It is much appreciated.

So, I did the PP dip and rinsed the plants very well. I then have been soaking them for 2 1/2 days in dechlor water which has been changed (with new dechlor added) several times. Do I still really have to add a full dose of dechlor to the tank when I plant them? Maybe I am just dumb but somehow doing that makes me nervous (prob because I have never done it) - I guess I just get nervous about dumping a dose of stuff into the tank, even if it is "safe" stuff like dechlorinator. Those products have other things in them too. But, if you still think there might be remnants of the PP after all that soaking, I'll take a deep breath and dose the tank when I plant!

Thanks again!

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:17 pm
by freshfish
I think you've taken care of it. :)

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:43 pm
by familyfish
freshfish wrote:I think you've taken care of it. :)


LOL, good! I was sure trying to! Do you get the idea chemicals make me nervous? Not, of course, that I don't realize that water itself is chemicals . . . but still.

By the way, Freshfish, your journals are a delight to read. Your 90 gallon is gorgeous, and your Asian tank looks like it is on its way to be stunning as well. My daughters and I love looking at tank photos (and fish photos), and there are some wonderful ones on this forum.

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:50 pm
by freshfish
Thanks, Lydia! :oops:

Re: How to treat new plants for possible leech eggs

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:05 pm
by Crazygar
Agreed, sounds like you are on your way. Keep us posted.

Gary