After reading enough to make my head spin, I think I'm ready to tear the tank down, and start over. I am not in the mood to fight dino's for 6mo-1yr or more..... I'm reading that it's in the corals etc. so the coral I got with the new tank etc. will all need to go (do you scrape it off the rock and keep the rocks?)
Should I fill a brute trash-can with saltwater and just toss all rock etc in there with a lid and no light for a month or more to keep them cured, but also kill any dino? I don't think I have it in me to keep the puffer, anemone etc. so I will have to rehome them, because it may be months before I can get the tank up and running again.
I still probably won't go bare-bottom, so I guess I will need to research a new substrate etc. What should I do as far as treating everything (powerheads, overflows, heaters etc. etc.) Soak everything in vinegar?
I was tempted to buy a gallon of Copepod solution (it claims 48k pods) but I don't want to throw away money on the problem..... if it were that easy everyone would do it.
What all should I do for a complete tear down?