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This is a discussion on Plant Project within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Originally Posted by fish monger Poking around in the gravel wouldn't be a bad idea. Couldn't do any harm and might do some good. ...

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:39 PM   #11
 
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Poking around in the gravel wouldn't be a bad idea. Couldn't do any harm and might do some good. A friend suggested that to me when I mentioned that my plants seemed to be falling off on growth. Can't say that I have noticed any difference; however, I don't think it was wasted time. People keep snails for just that purpose.
I have some Malaysian Trumpet Snails, probably less than twenty, and more all the time. They're supposed to be good for aerating the substrate, but I could see as how they would avoid pockets of CO2 or SO2.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:54 AM   #12
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I have some Malaysian Trumpet Snails, probably less than twenty, and more all the time. They're supposed to be good for aerating the substrate, but I could see as how they would avoid pockets of CO2 or SO2.
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I have some Malaysian Trumpet Snails, probably less than twenty, and more all the time. They're supposed to be good for aerating the substrate, but I could see as how they would avoid pockets of CO2 or SO2.
Couldn't find any information about the CO2 / SO2 issue. I was thinking that the bubbles coming up from your gravel might have been the result of the snails hitting a pocket of some sort. The best plant tanks I ever had also contained these snails. We called them horn of plenty snails.
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Couldn't find any information about the CO2 / SO2 issue. I was thinking that the bubbles coming up from your gravel might have been the result of the snails hitting a pocket of some sort. The best plant tanks I ever had also contained these snails. We called them horn of plenty snails.
"horn of plenty snails" hah! Cornucopia snails?

We started out with 10... never see any more than three at a time but now we have some rather large ones and some really tiny ones... so who knows how many may be in the tank.

It's H2S, Hydrogen Suflide, not HO2, Hydrogen Dioxide, that is the supposed bane of all life in an aquarium. I believe that the potential danger to the tank inhabitants from this source is far lower than some seem to think.

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