Easy way to disinfect tank w/o emptying, etc...?
I'm trying my hand at discus keeping. One wasn't eating right out of the gate and has been separated. The others are in a 29g grow out tank. I am cycling a 120g for African cichlids but I'm thinking about either making that my discus tank, or at least using it as a bigger grow out tank and once they grow out, transferring them to the 72g tank that was/is their original destination tank.
My problem is that I'm not 100% sure I will be a good discus keeper and even if I am, I'm not sure if the extra work will will turn me off of them over time. Either way, if I decide to pull them from the 120g, is there a way to kill any possible nasties out of the tank without tearing the tank and filters down and disinfecting with bleach or peroxide?
If I need to recycle, that's fine. I would just want to be sure any possible parasites or other nasties all get nuked before using the tank for other fish. The thought of gutting the tank and filters to disinfect raises the labor factor substantially.