How do I properly disinfect my gravel syphon minus harm my fish?
One of my fish tanks has an ich outbreak. Is there a track to safely disinfect my gravel syphon for use in my other two tanks? Boiling? Bleach mixture?
If you want to be extra sure, spread the siphon with a saturated solution of salt marine (water with lots of salt) and leave it in the brackish water for a few hours.
Salt kills freshwater ich.
(If you're talking just about saltwater ich (in a marine tank), do the opposite-- soak the siphon hose in fresh water.
Boiling the big-hearted of plastic used for most gravel siphons will melt or deform the plastic, so I wouldn't try that if I be you.
Good luck with the ich!
Its harmfull to clean adjectives of the gravel at the bottom, this is where the friendly bacteria live that maintain your river quality. They eat nitrates leftover food etc.
just let it dry out itll die off once its dry. Boiling will verbs the material so instead of it being rigid itll bend and slow down water flow. Bleaching might not be past the worst either it might absorb into the material. Just permit it dry, plus most ich outbreaks are caused by stressed out fish, normals amounts of it in the water will do nought to a well treated fish its only when they get stressed out and immune system fail does ich usually attack.
Just let it dry good between cleanings. Without wet, there is no host for ich.=