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post #51 of 58 Old 08-13-2012, 10:31 AM
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MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) can live in full marine , they are extremely hardy snails and adjust quickly to the increased salt content of a full marine system.

Once they get established they are nearly impossible to get rid of without doing a full tank breakdown and cleaning it very very well with a bleach solution over a 2 week period, Anywhere that is damp, the snails will automatically go to and will start to breed there.

You have to clean EVERYTHING, filter(inside and out if you run one), live rock, literally everything in the tank that comes in contact with water. It is not an easy process and will almost certainly kill any live rock you have.

There are ways to get rid of them to an extent but again this is not a final solution. Try putting a piece of lettuce leave in the tank overnight and by morning it should be covered by snails, any CUC (clean up crew) in the tank will likely be on it as well, so this is best done without the CUC present.

The only other way is by using copper medication but again with marine this is a nightmare as it will kill all your invertebrates.

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post #52 of 58 Old 08-13-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Will the MTS harm anything in the tank? I dont have any thing in there as yet so i may be able to use copper medication? Can i use the MTS As CUC in the tank or are they bad for the marine tank? if so can i use a copper medicine and kill them all as id rather not go through the pains of removing everything from the tank again, or something that eats the snails?


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post #53 of 58 Old 08-14-2012, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the answers to the questions i posted in my last post and the one before?


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post #54 of 58 Old 08-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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That I cannot answer as far as the CUC will go. I dont see why they would not work as they are snails and we have snails as part of the CUC.

Copper based treatment such as SeaChem Cupramine will kill the snails off and is easily removed from a system with carbon, there are other copper based treatments but these can be absorbed by the substrate and are less easy to remove. The SeaChem Cupramine can be removed once the dosage is done using carbon. If you use it you need to remove ALL chemical filtration including chemipure if you use it.

Dosage is 20 drops about 1 ml per 10.5 gallons of saltwater, wait 48 hours and repeat.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #55 of 58 Old 08-16-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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My Tank 2 weeks into cycling- Hows the setup look like? IMG_4286.JPG Diatoms have been there since about a week but not a lot its just a light brown layer over some rocks


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post #57 of 58 Old 08-21-2012, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Great news!! The aquarium has finally finished cycling... the ammonia spiked then went6 down and the same with nitrite and nitrates the ammonia is currently 0 the nitrite is 0 and the nitrate is 10ppm So can i start adding fish now? i Put my skimmer in yesterday and it already is half full of gunk!! This skimmer is awesome


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post #58 of 58 Old 08-21-2012, 10:32 AM
Yup, your ready for fish and your Clean up Crew. Just don't go and buy em all at the same time. 1 fish at a time, add em slowly so you don't overwhelm the system, and start another cycle.
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