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Old 11-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Can plants add a bioload? Planaria problem

I have a plants only tank for now. No fishes, no overfeeding.
Today I saw for the first time many micro planarias on the tank glass.

But how???? I have no food in my tank. So the question is simple - can some roating leaves to add the bioload and food for the planaria? Ammonia/nitrite is 0.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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If the plants are rotting it can potentially add some food to a tank. I wouldn't consider it to be a "bioload" though. Unless the plants are dying horrifying deaths and completely rotting away they should be absorbing more nutrients than they are releasing.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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You can always treat the tank to get rid of them especially since there are no fish to worry about.
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I buy No-Planaria. It will get rid of horrible pond snails to I guess...
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You know I've never dealt with them so I'm not much help...lol!
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How you sterilize your plants? Specially Egeria densa (it lost the color with the bleach method)?
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When I get new plants I always make a solution of 1 part hydrogen peroxide 3% to 3 or 4 parts water. Then I let plants soak in the mixture 20 to 30 minutes.
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