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Goonie

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Picked up a huge piece of anubius Nana for next to nothing, issue is it has a bit of black algae and a population of mts. Whats the best way to kill the insurgents and liberate this fine plant?
 

Becca

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MTS are indestructible. Forget it.

For the algae, spray it with hydrogen peroxide and let it sit a few minutes, then rinse it.
 

Goonie

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not even a bleach dip will kill the suckers huh ? or copper? This piece wont be going in a shrimp tank at any point morso looking at it to go into a 40 breeder with my kribs or rams
 

Becca

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not even a bleach dip will kill the suckers huh ? or copper? This piece wont be going in a shrimp tank at any point morso looking at it to go into a 40 breeder with my kribs or rams
Nope. I've had the f*ckers re-emerge from substrate that's been dry for years. I've had them survive bleach, hot water, copper (will also kill the plant), and CO2 gassing (filling a tank with seltzer). You might be able to stun them with that last one so they all fall off the plant.
 

Goonie

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I'll look into that, thanks. I have the plant in a 2.5 just chilling until I can figure it out with some dirty sponges
 

Leffler817

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I’ve had luck removing snails with alum. I use half a jar in a gallon of warm water and soak the plant before it goes into any tank. I usually soak the plants for 2-3 hours maybe more.
 
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