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DIY co2 yeast got into tank. Now what?

From what I have read, after you get some of the sugar/water/yeast mixture from a DIY co2 setup in to your tank, you basically have to do a full water change or four to remove the sugar from the tank to stop the yeast growth (correct me if I am wrong).

I am willing to do this, however, I was wondering if there was any quick and easy solution to kill yeast without killing any plants (my tank is currently only occupied by two snails and a feeder guppy, and I wouldn't be too crushed to lose them, but I'd move them temporarily for sure).

How have you guys handled this situation in the past?

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Water changes. Your plants and snails will be fine. Your guppy is in peril. Just do a couple of water changes.
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Water changes. Your plants and snails will be fine. Your guppy is in peril. Just do a couple of water changes.
What Ed said. Just do water changes and all should be well. Moving the Guppy to another container for a bit won't hurt it.

Let us know if everything turns out ok. It's happened to me (thank you cat) and nothing died on me *knocks on wood*.

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Do a 75% water change and check it tomorrow, I ended up only having to do 2 a 75% and a 25% the next day and everything was fine. Do it now so the mixture doesn't settle into the substrate.
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The important thing now is to learn from your mistake and make a gas separator.


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