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Old 06-25-2008, 11:20 AM   #21
 
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so what shouuld I do about the green spot algae and the brown algae? The brown algae is growning everywhere!
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:29 AM   #22
 
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I believe prevoius posters have offered some suggestions.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:32 PM   #23
 
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alright, I got it. Just one more question, I dont want to start a new thread but im having major temperature problems! My tank just peaked at 85 degrees F today! I cant lower the temperature of the house because thats of the authority of my parents and we live in freakin Texas and it gets REALLY hot over here. Any tips on how to lower the temp?
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:22 PM   #24
 
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Small tanks do tend to heat up quickly when the room is hot. What's worked for me is removing the hood and positioning a fan to blow across the top of the water. This should help to lower your tank temp by a few degrees but not so quickly as to hurt your fish.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:57 AM   #25
 
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I believe I read in previous post where you had plants? Apple snails are adept at eating plants. Maybe there is calcium enriched food that snails could eat as well as fish?
Pomacea bridgesii will not eat plants but Pomacea canaliculata certainly will.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:40 AM   #26
 
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I must have purchased the latter of the two. They weren't in the tank an hour before they began eating my plants. :(
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:04 AM   #27
 
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I must have purchased the latter of the two. They weren't in the tank an hour before they began eating my plants. :(
Pomacea canaliculata is restricted or banned in many states. Did you check the local rules and regulations to find out if those snails are banned? Pics are needed to determine whether your snails are canas.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:07 AM   #28
 
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None in the list below listed the snails. I may have to consult a fellow member, msjinkzd regarding the invertebrates as she knows a lot more about inverts being restricted or banned more than I do.

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MISSOURI:

Prohibited Species

Fish Species
shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus)
paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)
spotted gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)
longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus)
shortnose gar (Lepisosteus platostomus)
bowfin (Amia calva)
gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense)
rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
golden trout (Oncorhynchus aquabonita)
cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii)
brown trout (Salmo trutta)
brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
northern pike (Esox lucius)
muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
goldfish (Carassius auratus)
grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas)
bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus)
fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)
bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus)
black bullhead (Ameirus melas)
yellow bullhead (Ameirus natalis)
brown bullhead (Ameirus nebulosus)
blue catfish (Italurus furcatus)
channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris)
mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
white bass (Morone chrysops)
striped bass (Morone saxatilis)
green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)
warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)
orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)
redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)
smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus)
largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
white crappie (Pomoxis annularis)
black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
yellow perch (Perca flavescens)
walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)
bighead carp (hypophthalmichthys nobilis)

Crustaceans
northern crayfish (Orconectes virilis)
White River crayfish (Procambarus acutus)
red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Amphibians
tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

A valid Missouri fishing permit to possess 100 non-game fish. You cannot collect or possess Missouri endangered and threatened species, and you can only take game species by hook and line, or as regulations permit.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:28 AM   #29
 
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I no longer have the snails. Took them (two) back to fishstore. They came fom a big tank that just said Apple snails. This was last year.Also considered freswater clams but feared I would not be able to find them in the event one died. For that matter, was wondering how to tell if one DID die.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:09 PM   #30
 
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I just decidid to get 2 otos. Hopefully they will acclimate well. I hate petstores...
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