So I purchased a few caves from pet stores/Walmart. I have real plants, dragon stone, and lava rock coming. How should I clean this stuff and make sure its safe? I got the dragon stone and the lava rock to grow some of the plants on.
I just wash them under tap water. I washed the plants in tap water and thoroughly inspected for any snails and eggs.
Dragon stone, I just took a brush and ran it in the sink to get all the clay and dirt out. It takes time. You might want to soak it in a bucket for a few days to get the mud and dirt to pour out. Might take a few changes. I used tap water to do this and let it dry before putting into a tank.
Lava rock...that's hard to clean due to its porous nature. I would take a brush and just clean around it the best you can in water...tap is fine.