A couple of weeks ago I realized I had an outbreak of Ich and Velvet in my 10 gallon (stocked with pet smart mollies...never again) and while I was medicating one by one they all swam on their way to the rainbow bridge, the last one dies last night she was a real fighter. I've been looking around to see what I have to do to sterilize the tank and here is what I got so far.:
Let the tank run for a good week or so at 85*F to kill any remaining ich.
Rinse out gravel, tank , decor etc.
Throw out all media from filter and buy new.
If anyone who has done this before I would really appreciate any advice, I have a few questions and hopefully I can get these answered.
1.What should I rinse the gravel in? vinegar, bleach, rubbing alchohol in a pure or diluted form.
2.How long should I give the tank to run with water (5-? days, empty of fish of course)
3. Is there any risk I could get a recurrence or better phrased how long should I compensate to make sure any parasites/diseases run their life cycle and die of lack of host/nutrient?