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Old 11-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #1 
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QT plants...why?

Other than snails are there other reasons to QT plants that youve purchased from a reputable plant seller online? If snails are the only concern couldnt I just put the plants in the tank and catch the snails later? Or are there other diseases or parasites that come along with the plants? Im mostly asking because I dont have any more QT tanks available or even buckets, they are all being used to QT other plants and snails.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #2 
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Personally, I don't QT plants that I buy, however, it really is a good idea to QT plants if they came from tanks that also had fish-for at least 2-3 weeks.
Sometimes you can have parasite/pathogen issues brought in by plants, however, it is rare...but it can happen....

As for hitching snails, here again, I don't have any issues with the common snails that often can hitchhike into the tank from plants. I like common snail and they all have jobs in my system, however, they can over populate pretty fast if not kept in check. I manually remove them on a regular basis and in my systems- this can be in numbers over 100 every week or
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #3 
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^ that XD only difference is that I dont remove my snails
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #4 
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QT'ing plants won't guarantee that you won't get snails from them once they go into your tank - baby snails and snail eggs will still be in the plant even after a year in QT.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #5 
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Can't you get those Assassin Snails? xD
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #6 
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Sometimes you get fun stuff hitchhiking in on your plants- like Scuds. hehe
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