Mass Killing Snails
I was stupid. I have a new 40 gallon tank I've been in the process of setting up and purchased a few plants without treating them. In the last few days I've seen what appear to be baby pond snails popping up. The tank is heated and filtered, but has no other live stock in it. The plants will be removed for treatment. I'm looking for ways to mass kill what's in there, but without breaking down the entire tank (draining water, removing substrate, etc).
I've done research on ways to kill them, but wanted to seek more input.
- Store bought chemical treatment. Disadvantage is this could preclude me from keeping shrimp and other inverts in the future. If I do enough water changes prior to keeping inverts, would it work out?
- Veggie clipplings - Not enough snails to make this worth it, would not kill them all
- Bleach treatment? And then massive water changes
- Overdosing aquarium salt, pumping the water temp up as high as it can go, and praying?
I'm open to unorthodox treatments since there won't be anything living in the tank, I'm just trying to save myself the trouble of removing substrate.