05-07-2011, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) will turn the sand for you, thereby eliminating any anaerobic "pockets" from forming in your sand. I keep MTS in my shrimp tanks, and I never have to bother with the sand, since the MTS take care of that for me. The shrimp tanks are heavily planted and MTS won't harm plants in the least. It did reach a point where there were so dang many MTS I added a couple of assasin snails, just to keep the numbers in check.
Great. Thanks! Do you recommend I just get 2? What number should I start with? The assasin snails don't harm plants either?