If anyone is interested, after nuking my 5 gallon for 12 hours. i drained the solution and refilled it with water again...
everything is...dead...it looks like everything that was once alive rusted up. or what looks like brown diatom algae all over the glass and critters and silicone...looks messy but when i ran a net to the stuff it came right off.
i can see actual snails at a still spot on the glass and when i touch them they fall right off...its like everything froze and turned brown.
In the end, id prob use this method again. I was very worried when i saw brown "rust" all over the tank but it comes right off