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    A co-worker suggested ****'s Sporting Goods, in their gun shop, as one who would stock the CO2 kit. I went to ****'s, but they did not have what I was looking for. Spying a place called Bert's, along the way I went to them and they did have a CO2 kit.



    Oddly enough, I don't have aphids at the moment, but I'm sure they will re-emerge as it warms up and trades get going again.

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    I'll be curious to hear how this approach works. I believe I would still prefer the dry ice approach as I can see the mist coming off the dry ice - which I'm correlating with CO2 (incorrectly or not). I keep filling until the tank is pretty-much full with mist. Since it's a visual exercise, it's very intuitive & easy.

    If you use a canister, how will you know whether the tank is 1/4 full or overflowing?
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    take a candle, and lower it into the aquarium. since CO2 is heavier than air, it will sink to the botom of the aquarium. When the candle reaches a part that is submerged with CO2, it will simply go out.

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    Reaper: A candle was also suggested by Indiana Gardener.

    Ron: I have no idea.... but then again, at the moment, with flower scapes all over the place, I don't have any aphids. But I'm sure they will find my plants eventually! Let's see what Butch says.

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    jimscott- you don't need a larger CO2 cannister? The ones made for paintball guns are much larger and if you don't have a hobby store around they are cheap online. The only thing I would worry about is it being too cold coming out of the can.

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    I already bought the product. It comes with a 4 inch cannister. I'll wear gloves when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Reaper: A candle was also suggested by Indiana Gardener.

    Ron: I have no idea.... but then again, at the moment, with flower scapes all over the place, I don't have any aphids. But I'm sure they will find my plants eventually! Let's see what Butch says.
    nooooooooo, dont put me in the middle Ron is our CO2 guru...
    I can see where dry ice would be easy... I can see where CO2 cartridges would be easy... just depends on personal pref and one's access to each format.

    For me, I would use the cartridges, why?.... I have easier access to them over dry ice and like the fact I can keep them on hand.

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    Is also great
    And would suffice.

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    For me, the CO2 kit was the easiest to come by. I've never used either before. I've drowned aphids and used Schultz' GardenSafe. Both work, but the plants look like "death warmed over" afrerward. Butch, have you actually used the CO2 kit? How did you set it up?

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