03-02-2009, 06:43 AM
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It's unlikely the snail will do anything to directly affect your fish's health. Also, a Malaysian trumpet snail isn't the worst thing in the world to have in your tank. They're excellent bottom feeders. Of course that doesn't really matter all that much if you just don't want him in there. Just yank him out and be done with it, don't just flush him though. Crush him and toss what's left in the trash.
The chemicals you are using are unnecessary. The only realistic use of a bacteria supplement would be during the seeding of your biofilter. Once your tank was cycled it's colony of bacteria will be capable of handling the fish's waste. The cleaning supplement, I've never found any problem dealing with cleaning my own tank. Vacuum up what you can, wipe the glass clean, call it a day. The product even claims it can cause an ammonia spike. I wouldn't use it. All you really need is a good water conditioner that neutralizes chlorine, chloramine, and heavy metals. Bonus points for also detoxifying ammonia and nitrites. I sound like a shill for them at this point but Prime has worked well for me.