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PostSubject: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi

What chemicals would be the best for sterilizing (killing harmful bacteria and parasites) water lillies before adding them to a pond and how much of the chemical should one use?
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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Hi Chris

I am sure there are a few things one can use, but I have been using Potasium Permanganate. I make a rather strong mixture about 2 teaspoons to 40 lt water and then place them in there for about an hour. Make sure you also submerge the plants a few times to cover all areas.
I have heard some guys also do a dimmilin treatment but I suppose it depends where the lillys come from.
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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2010 10:36 pm

Thanks Neville, will give it a go. Wasn't sure if PP would kill the plant as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeSun Jan 31, 2010 7:00 am

I have always used only PP until I found that it does not kill leeches/fish lice effectively. I am now using PP and Trichlorfon(Dipterex) or Dimmilin.

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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 8:45 am

Just for good measure PP and lots of salt, let plant stand for a few hours.....plant should be submerged......
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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 10:55 am

PP will not kill plants but salt will.
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PostSubject: Re: Water lillies   Water lillies Icon_minitimeMon Feb 01, 2010 11:12 am

If you do it for an hour or two no damage...
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