Cleaning seashells collected for use in tank

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Hi guys,

I have collected some shells from beaches recently for my hermit crabs. I have done the following to sterilise the shells:
- previous 2 days: boiled the shells in tap water (6 times in total) for a few minutes each time.
- today: boiled the shells in RO water and let it simmer for 20 mins

I used a Teflon coated pot for the boiling.

Are there any additional precautions that anyone can recommend?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Letting them stand overnight in a solution of unscented bleach, followed by a few rinses in water to remove the bleach smell would be sufficient.
 
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What 459b said, use Miltons! You can afterwards rinse and soak in Prime as well to be sure.
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the info guys.

Uhm.....stupid question: where can one buy these items? I am assume JIK is out of the question.

Thanks in advance :thumbup:
 

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