02-25-2013, 09:15 PM
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There was one time when I got MTS that I floated the bag, made absolutely sure the shells were facing down and nothing. I mean literally nothing. They never moved at all until I realized they were dead. I had thought it was a case of them being dead when I got them, as they weren't moving in the bag (they were wrapped inside it in paper towels so they really couldn't). The definitely alive nerites I tried adding though had the same thing occur.
Flourish Comprehensive has 0.0001% copper, while Plantex+B has 0.1%. Mangenese, zinc, and iron are also higher. Not sure if the large difference is comparing a dry fertilizer to an already mixed one. Dosing all of that 3 times a week according to EI, though could be enough to do the snails in for my high tech tank. I only added it once a week in the 10 gallon though. Of course the couple ramshorn that were in there died soon after. So maybe it really is the ferts. I've looked if anyone has ever had the same issues, but never found anything.
lol I don't need the sand right this minute. I just walk past that empty tank several times a day so it's hard to kill the excitement.