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Old 10-18-2016, 11:16 PM   #1
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HELP Green bugs spawning in newly dirted tank

I dirted my tank about a week ago and my new plants arrive tomorrow in the mail. I just noticed about a dozen light, pale green bugs resting on the surface. I think they might be aphids. I'm not sure how this happened! I was so careful and baked my soil and sterilized all my decor and gravel with boiling water. Please help! Should I continue to plant my new plants tomorrow? What should I do? do they pose a danger to aquatic plants?

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Unknown... if you have a pic that might help.

FYI - Soak any new plants with some Prime when you get them, (rinse and repeat) especially if they have come from a different country than you live in, imported plants need to be treated so that no weird bugs come into the country.
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