How to sterolize ich uronema velvet and other parasites

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I am wanting to tear down my tank I have left it fallow since January I lost all my fish to some parasite and I have had a bit of an hard time ever since with my fish in qt im not wanting to put them back in and this happen again I would only have rock and sand in it is it possible to use bleach to sterolize it as it is still turning over then dilute the bleach concentration with ro-di water and recycle it
 
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Sure - it depends on what level of oxidation you want to achieve. A 1:10 solution will kill everything and bleach all the algae. Adding 80 ml per gallon will kill protozoan parasites, and not require as much rinsing afterwards. You need to rinse really well and use dechlor afterwards.
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Would this damage the silicone or plastic on the pumps im thinking its going to be better then guess work because im sure im reinfecting my qt tank because of this main tank I have ich become present half way through copper power treatment at 2.05 and above never dropped below on the hanna im thinkingbif I nuke the tank with bleach leaving it an amount of days then do 100 percent waterchanges with just plain ro water to dilute it every 3 days for a week would that be good enough to get the bleach out then add fresh saltwater and use something to cycle it
 
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Is this the right bleach to use
 

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Is this the right bleach to use
I’ve never heard of thin bleach, but it has sodium hydroxide in it, regular household bleach doesn’t. You want to use 5.25% sodium hypochlorite with no other additives. I see now that you are n the UK. I’m in the US. I’d suggest you call a good pet store n your area to see what kind of bleach is best to use.
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I Google the difference between thick and thin bleach thick bleach is sodium hypochlorite but its hard to find it without scents in them over here what product do you use in the ill just order some
 

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I Google the difference between thick and thin bleach thick bleach is sodium hypochlorite but its hard to find it without scents in them over here what product do you use in the ill just order some
Does your local pet store know of a brand? I use GFS bleach, but that isn’t available in the UK I bet.
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No I found this description
 

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Would you know if this contains any harmful ingredients that will be hard to remove once done
That label says it contains surfactants, soaps and perfume - you should not use that. I buy chlorine granules for my hot tub, those would work I think.

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