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post #11 of 17 Old 12-13-2013, 09:07 AM
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That doesn't look like a nerite to you, beaslbob?
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Didn't know. couldn't see pics at work.

could be.

But to me I just don't worry.

I always get a snail bloom initially on planted tanks. Then a year later only a few are left.

Meanwhile they are cleaning up the tank and even providing some food for the fish.

So I just don't worry.


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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/

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post #12 of 17 Old 12-13-2013, 02:08 PM
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Jonandjo, will a small female convict cichlid work in your tank? Some individuals are very peaceful and I've never known a covict that didn't love snails. Snail problem solved and you get an awesome fish for your enjoyment! Just a thought.
If you've seen one batch of eggs, there's probaly 5-10 more that you can't see.

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post #13 of 17 Old 12-13-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Lol there all over my plants that was probably the easiest to see

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-13-2013, 10:52 PM
They lay soooo many eggs. I dislike pond snails. As for getting rid of them, I'd say just build a snail trap? Then find somewhere to take them or something? A LFS might take them

Had to change the hate when I looked over at my tank and saw my two pond snails
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-14-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Build ???? Snail trap????

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post #16 of 17 Old 12-14-2013, 11:36 AM
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Build ???? Snail trap????
Generally "snail trap" means blanched zucchini in the bottom of the tank, removing it with the snails on it and replacing with fresh zucchini.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-14-2013, 12:10 PM
My friend uses a small cup with a veggie inside so that the snails don't fall off when she picks up the veggie.


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