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Is Potassium Permanganate Safe for plants ?

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By this weekend I'm going to get some new aquarium plants for my new tank !

Using chemicals for sterilization is worrying me abit.
I've read Potassium permanganates can kill plants, Is it true ???
If so how can I get rid of algae and snail eggs ?
And what precautions I need to keep in mind if I sterilize it with PP ?

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I use peroxide. All oxidizers/bleach can be harmful because the concentration is too strong or you leave the bleach on the plant too long. I only leave the peroxide on the plants for 10-20 seconds. I wash if off and put into the tank.
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