I'll sound snappy or demanding here but the intent is not to sound rude or unpleasant, it's to express frustration, I think.
Anyway, I need to eradicate the snail infestations in my 72 and 29 gallon tanks. I do not plan to do these simultaneously because one tank will provide temporary housing for the livestock in the other tank. You get the idea.
Now, I don't want to know how to control the snail population.
I don't want to be told to use a loach; I don't like them and they will overstock my aquariums. I don't want overstocked aquariums.
I don't want to be told to get a puffer fish because I'll cite how effective he was when the gourami wasn't terrorizing him. Fish didn't last the week before gourami stressed him to death.
If you tell me about the assassin snail, I'll inform you of the nominal progress they've made in any tank. All mine do is mate, and frankly I do not care for an infestation of assassin snail.
Copper dosing? Did it not once, not twice, but four times I overdosed in copper. No noticeable effect.
Lettuce leaf? I want the snails all gone, not managed, gone.
Ammonia? I soaked my tank in it. I trashed all my plants. I bleached the rocks. I removed the driftwood. I still have snails. Snails that now have survived a bunch of copper and a bunch of ammonia.
Get over it? No. I'm going to do this properly or otherwise. Let's minimize the damage together.
Now, many of my searches on baking substrate have been fruitless. I have pretty much gathered that, to kill snails, I need to bake substrate in the oven for 350-500 (f) for x time, where x is the time it takes to throughly dry out gravel. This sounds sketchy but plausible. The precise details I am unsure of, such as should the gravel be covered and can the gravel have a bit of depth to it so that the 100lbs of Eco-complete don't take FOR-EV-ER.
So please, help me with the query; again, I don't want to maintain, I want to eliminate.