So, yesterday my little CT female passed away. I'm still unsure what caused it or what happened but she died very quickly and detoriated quickly as well. Anyway, I'm in the process of cleaning her tank out so that it can house another fish.
What I've done so far is wash out everything with cold water a few times, put a fair bit of White Vinegar over gravel and decor and the tank walls. I also then proceeded to add warm water to the vinegar, rinsed out and then filled the entire tank with boiling hot water and left it to soak. I'm really unsure though as to whether this method is safe or not, or what else I can do to sterilize the tank, as I'm not to keen on bleaching it.