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I personally would bake or boil.
I recently set up a small plant-only tank with some playsand that had been
outside. A short time (within 2 weeks?) I began seeing little wormlike things
crawling around on the plants.
(On top of recent worm sightings, I couldn't tolerate any more. I ripped it
apart, boiled the sand, cleaned the tank, and did a light bleaching on the
Perhaps this would not be a problem to some others, just my personal opinion.
> We have 3 questions.
> 1. Is the subsoil safe to apply directly to the tank
> or does it need to be baked in the oven first. How do
> you make sure it doesn't have any nemotodes, etc. that
> could be nasty. I used to bake terrarium soil. But
> this would be a much larger quantity.