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    DC101
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    Default Sterilising plants?

    Hello everyone!

    Soon, im going to start to set up my viv and i want some nice live plants in it but i heard that i need to
    sterilise it.

    So, how do i sterilise it?

    Thanks!

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    bshmerlie
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    I take them out of their pots. Wash away all the soil so you are down to the roots and then do a quick rinse with a bleach-water mix just to kill any nasties. I then rinse them with fresh water again and plant them in a clean pot with the soil that will be going into the tank. I then leave it on the window sill for awhile to make sure I haven't stressed it out too much and it's still growing. Then by the time my viv is ready to go, my back ground is all in and everything is the way I want it the plant is ready to go.

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    Same here. I wash them off and get rid of the soil. Then let them soak in the sink for 10-20 mins in a 10 percent bleach solution. Rinse and plant.
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