12-15-2012, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by silvershark
i recently set up my 200ltr tank and it is still cycling , i put in it live plants and two cave shop bought ornament i have 6 giant danios to help cycle the tank and one rams-horn snail that came in with the plants, i have watched the snail double in size and i was happy for it to stay and clean the rocks etc, but i have notice today that this snail has eaten right into the top of one of the caves where it seems to do a lot of its eating and the ornament is actually corroding and a white chalk is starting to be seen and when you touch the rock it starts to fall off making the water pretty cloudy but it does clear up again, what should i do ? i like the snail in the tank and i also like the rocks , i would like to know if anyone else has had any similar problems with shop bought rocks corroding or snails eating into them, any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
Sounds like that doesn't belong in an aquarium. I've never had that happen and I certainly wouldn't think a snail is causing the problem. I would remove it and replace it with true aquarium rock / ornaments. If you're at that shop on a regular basis, try to take it back and get something better in return (at no additional price due to your inconvenience). Good luck.