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Hi,

I've got some 3M Colorquartz mixed with Flourite Black that I need to sterilize for a new tank setup. It's coming from a tank that had bad-type snails (for plants anyway) and algae problems (BB). I'm a little leary of using bleach. Any ideas?
 

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Try boiling it, that will disinfect it & will kill the algea.
 

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just don't boil the coloured gravel you get at the pet store...that...ended badly fro me. heh.

of if boiling doesn't get hot enough for you, spread it out on a foiled lined cookie sheet and bake it for a while at like 300. That should do most anything in.
 

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you could do that i am sure, but you would have to make sure you washed it very good and soaked it in a water/dechlor solution for a while
 
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