no problem , sorry it didn't work though.
With parasites usually you don't need to use bleach because they die without host. But i just think in case he had something else you can use bleach ( 10% solution) for a minimum of 10 minutes the tank itself. Wash with hot,warm,cold water thoroughly. Put it outside or inside in the sun for a few days to dry it out and neutralize the bleach. Wash it again. That is what i did one time.
I did boiled some rocks before but a few people on the forum saying that it can burst so i am afraid to advice you to do that. But i did it once.
I never disinfect rocks or silky/plastic plants but i can write for you what other people recommending.
Silky plants, they'll want to use BOILING water. And also let it sit in the sun for a few days. Not sure if you can use 50% of the vinegar for silky plants.
50% vinegar, boiling water you can use for plastic plants and rocks. Mix boiling water and vinegar leave for 15 or so minutes,come back and stir, rinse very well with hot tap water, warm,cold water. Must let the cold water cool down the rocks as they retain heat. But i would disinfect the stones ONLY IF they are ''porous'' meaning they don't have holes,or insect made holes(displayed as pin pricks).
Now not sure about heater though. We need to find out on that . Ill be back on it unless someone knows how to do it. I think i wash it one time , i kind of wash it with hand soap and i wash it million times make sure there is no residue left but what i am worry that the top of the heater have hole the electrical wire coming from. So you need to make sure no soap left in there. And again dry it out. And if you have container so you can submerge it completely and let it work it will definitely kill everything.
Be careful when you pick new betta in the store may be wait until they get new shipment.
Last edited by sunlight; 10-16-2012 at 12:26 PM.