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Wild Algae and an Unidentified Wild Plant

AfroNewtkeeper

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I found some wild algae that grows in clumps. Is wild algae going to be beneficial or should I wait for algae to grow in my tank?
Also, what plant is this?
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(This is just a bit urgent, so I'd appreciate a fast response. Thanks!)
 

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I would try it, but I think I recognize that plant. It looks like a regular land plant, maybe this body of water has unusually high water and normally that plant isn't under water. Either way, it's worth trying. Just make sure you rinse it well so you don't get any leeches or any damselfly larvae!
 

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Thanks- I found some ceratophyllum (fairly certain) and I've decided to use it. There are lots of leeches and worms, and some scud. There are a few jelly-like blobs that could consist of snail eggs. How should I clean the plants? I've heard of dipping them in saltwater and rinsing them...
 

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How should I clean the plants? I've heard of dipping them in saltwater and rinsing them...

Yes, dipping them in saltwater is good, it should get rid of the bad stuff I think. those plants look kinda like the plants I just put in my tank, are they interconnected? Like where they have roots that have more than one stalk and leaf part coming from it? I think that mine will do good, and if yours are the same yours probably will too.
 
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