Originally Posted by Micho
Er, no dipping in bleach would just kill it and contaminate your tank and poison your fish. . .
If you're worried about the duckweed just QT in a different tank for 2 ~ 3 weeks or so, it's your choice.
This is frogbit
Bleach dips are perfectly safe at a low low low ratio (19:1), and only for a few seconds. Dont let them sit... it kills them. Mine died because I left them to soak, ack.
Rinse gently and well and a wait a few days.
The biggest issue with plants coming from the wild is that theyre used to having much more light that you will probably be able to give them.
Water changes (daily) for a week or better yet 3 (because theyre wild), as well as MASSIVE amounts of sun, slowly weaning them off, will keep them alive..
I would keep them outside, giving less and less light, and less, and less.. will ensure they dont die. Water changes keeps the nasties out.
Originally Posted by Betta311
Ok thanks,the guy said 19-1 bleach ratio then soak rinse soak several times before putting it in..i thought that was dunb...
Hes right, see above.. no soak, its a Bleach DIP* for a reason. More so than bleaching is just allowing it to QT.
Originally Posted by kstryker
Can the ghost shrimp survive without a filter and aeration? I have a huge 4-5 gal bowl that my betta is in and I'd like to add something to it. I have live plants and snails as well.
Im not sure if they need a filter, per se, but they really should live in a cycled tank, planted, to live well and healthy. Constant changes, like the one your 4-5 unfiltered tank with large water changes will need, isnt going to be good for them.