Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Skagit County, Washington State
Sterilizing a tank.
I have a tank I am going to re-start and I want to do a complete sterilization, meaning all hoses, filter and media and of course the tank itself. I'll have new substrate. The tank is a no brainer.
But the question is what is the best method to sterilize the filters and media - meaning what ratio of bleach to use. Is 3/4 cup bleach per gallon way over kill? Can I get by with a lot less bleach? And how long to run the filter with the chems. How best to declor at this concentration. Its for a red algae which is barely noticeable from afar, but driving me nuts up close. Thanks! bob
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