safe to bleach and re-use?
I have a 50G starfire rimless that had GW so bad I finally had to just tear it down (I fought it for 6 months at least).
Now I would like to set it back up in a room where no sunlight hits the tank (Im sure that was the problem)
What I'm wondering is if it's safe to bleach the substrate before I re-use it. Its a mix of aqua soil, EcoComplete, and Power sand.
I was thinking rinsing thoroughly in small batches in a bucket and maybe soaking in a light bleach mix as well.
I just want to make sure that any spores of any algae are dead and gone before rebuilding the tank.
(the GW was so bad it would go brown!)
PATIENCE IS KEY.... AND A GOOD ALGAE SCRAPER