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post #1 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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help with the gravel please.

hay guys.
i've emptied my tank as we are decorating,and laying a new floor,so
the tanks moved out into the hall,and fish and filter running separately from the tank.
all that remaind in the tank is the gravel,now it's going to be minim a week empty,
i can't remove all the MT snails,it's impossible,are they going to die and stinck
out my gravel ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 07:02 AM
Why not scoop the gravel into a 5g bucket and keep well covered with water?

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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will that be enough to stop the snails dieing. ?
or shall i just put a little back water in the tank.
thanks.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 11:25 AM
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will that be enough to stop the snails dieing. ?
or shall i just put a little back water in the tank.
thanks.
I think I would just add a little water back to the tank. Just enough so there is a little water covering the gravel.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 11:57 AM
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Yea those snails are resilient little buggers, they should do fine with just a little water.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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aww guys,you're the best
this is how it looked this morning
and then i fancied a change,and the bag inside the tank has wet plants in.
what do you think,it wouldn't really go with the floor if i left it black and silver.the towel is to keep the dust off.
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 12:53 PM
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I prefer the wood over the black and silver. Looks nice. :)
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Think it will look good.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-15-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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phew thanks
can't wait to get it back in here and sorted out.
and sorry about the quality of the photos,theres something wrong with
this iPhone ,i needed a new back because i dropped it and it shattered,now the camera
doesn't look right. mehhhhh

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