I have silk plants in all of my tanks- I don't use plastic ones anymore aside from two little "bushes" and a flower plant (all in one tank, never had any problems) and I was wondering what is the best way to clean them off?
Typically I'll take them out and rinse them under hot water and rub them between my fingers.. I have some API Safe and Easy for the actual aquarium, though I haven't tried it on any plants as of yet, though I do love how clean it makes my tanks look inside and out.
What is the best way to clean off algae stains (if there is a way) on these plants as well?
And, if you happen to get a sick fish who has gotten a fungus or Ick or some kind of sickness in the tank housing the silk plants, how would you go about making sure those plants do not make the fish sick once you place them back in the tank? Do you boil water and dump it on them or soak them in boiling water then maybe stick them in the freezer? The two extremes I know typically are the best ways to kill bacteria and such, but I was just wondering what everyone else thinks.