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Old 05-09-2019, 02:31 AM
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Default "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

Greetings,
I have recently found what I believe to be baby slugs in my largest viv (four years old 36x36x18). I have been reading about eradication techniques and it seems that a couple "Co2 bombs" is the most widely accepted method. I am having a hard time finding info on exactly how to do this/where to get Co2. Does anyone have a suggestion for alternate methods or perhaps can anyone provide some guidance on how to properly use this method? Please send help! Thank you much.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:11 AM
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Default Re: "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

Here's a thread on it

https://www.dendroboard.com/forum/#/topics/57367
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:19 PM
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Greetings,

Welding supply shops will rent you CO2 cannisters - they frequently do a small business renting CO2 to restaurants and bars. Make sure to get a regulator valve when you rent the cannister.

Seal-up the tank with painter's tape and or plastic wrap and then run the tube from the cannister into the tank. CO2 is heavier than air and will sink to the bottom of the viv - pushing the oxygen up and out.

The air coming out of the tank, especially at high flow rates, will be very cold. I wrap a cloth napkin around the end of the tube so that a jet of cold air doesn't blast one part of the tank.

I run the CO2 bomb for at least 4 hours or over night. Do that 3-4 times spaced-out by a week each time and you should be good to go.

Watch out for acid damage to your plants! Plants are resistant to damage from CO2 bombs but not immune - avoid watering immediately before and during the CO2 bomb as it can encourage damage on wet leaves.
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Default Re: "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

Ok!
Thank you for the info. I have found a local friend who can assist me as well. I'll try to keep you guys updated on my experience.
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Default Re: "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

You can also rent small Co2 tanks from brewing supply places, they rent them out for parties and such and it normally is not to much.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

Paintball places is another major CO2 consumer.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:09 PM
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I used to get my CO2 tanks filled at a welding supply place. I think it cost around $14 for a 10 lb. tank, if that gives any indication of cost. How do the brewing places compare? Also, at a big place that fills CO2 tanks all the time, they just absorb the cost of hydro testing the tanks every 5 years so that I don't have to worry about that. The way it worked at my place was that I just bring the tank I was using and they swap it out with a full one. Works great but the first time I was bummed that they took the shiny one I just bought and swapped it with an "experienced" one :-) It doesn't matter at all in the long run, though. I don't have a planted fish tank anymore, so I don't need to go get CO2. The Ameerega that live in there now are happy that they aren't having to tread water, so everybody wins.

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Thank you Mark for the info.
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Default Re: "Co2 bombs" for slugs.

Check out this article. This covers all of the things that you are wanting to know.


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