It took three days to kill and clean everything completely and I had a small fish tank I planned to use for feeder fish, now his feeding tank, and he is still mad at me, but it's done. He doesn't like going to the small tank for meals but he'll adjust eventually and I made the adjustments to his diet as well. His new digs are awesome and he loves that. I took the opportunity to "remodel" while it was completely taken apart and he has a much more natural terrain and a choice of basking locations. So far no sign of bugs. I have a screen top on the tank and temporarily am using some bamboo place mats I happened to have laying around over the screen. It holes in the heat, keeps out the bugs and looks rather nice! The heat from the lamps is keeping the "open" areas cleared. Thank you so much for your help. My health says I can't go through that again!