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How long to steam?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:45 pm
by Esther19
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Two of my dragons are finishing their meds for coccidia and coccidia/pinworms. I have read that steaming is best for disinfecting their vivs, (grouted tile substrate) but I cannot find out how long I should steam each one. They are 40 gal. breeder tanks.

Thanks so much for your time,
Esther

Re: How long to steam?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 pm
by Drache613
Hello!

I would steam for 15-30 minutes, rotating throughout the entire tank to be thorough.
Are you steaming daily or just a few times per week?


Tracie

Re: How long to steam?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:29 pm
by Esther19
Thanks, Tracie. I just did it once the day after meds were over. Sounds like I should have been doing it more often. I went over the sides twice and the floor about 5 times. Does it need another go?

Re: How long to steam?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:35 am
by Drache613
Hello,

You might want to give it another round of steaming just to be sure everything is all cleaned. That should do it after that steaming though.

Tracie

Re: How long to steam?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:48 pm
by Esther19
Thank you! :D