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post #11 of 17 Old 12-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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My new plants are scheduled to be here tomorrow, I did a bunch of different types.

I order a ball of Java Moss

4 Cryptocorne, Wendtii, green
4 Sword, Amazon
2 Tiger Lotus Green
2 Tiger Lotus Red
4 sets (it says 10 plants per) of Vallisneria, Corkscrew
then a generic 12 plant assortment. I'm putting those in tomorrow afternoon when they arrive. Should compliment the other amazon swords and grass nicely.

However, one of the fish stores was able to order the black ruby barbs for me, they initially said it would take 2 or 3 weeks to get them in if they could get them at all. So I called today, and they said they will be in tomorrow. So my question is, can I flip the stocking order and put the BRBs in first, then add the chinese barbs since they keep the chinese barbs in stock normally?

and a side note, I haven't put any plants or anything into this tank in a few weeks now, and today I noticed a snail, it's steady eating algae! Wonder where he came from and how long he's been hiding in there!
No problem with the barb order. The main issue was putting the Tigers in last so the tank has other occupants before they appear.


Snails hitch rides on plants, wood, even in water in the fish bag [though this water should never go into your tank, but it shows how they can slip in un-noticed].


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post #12 of 17 Old 12-05-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Cool, just wanted to make sure. I know snails sneak in, I just wonder how he's been in there a solid month when I've looked at the tank every single day for the past 6 weeks, and tested water there pretty much every day for a couple weeks and never noticed him before.

The snail is not really that interesting, just one of those things.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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Cool, just wanted to make sure. I know snails sneak in, I just wonder how he's been in there a solid month when I've looked at the tank every single day for the past 6 weeks, and tested water there pretty much every day for a couple weeks and never noticed him before.

The snail is not really that interesting, just one of those things.
If it is a Malaysian Livebearing Snail, it could have arrived so small it would seem to be a tiny speck, and then burrowed into the substrate out of sight. If it is a pond or ramshorn snail, which lay eggs, it could have arrived as a tiny egg cluster or as a tiny snail and remained unseen for weeks.

If it is any of the above small snails, they are considered by most of us as helpful. They get into places we can't to clean, eating everything organic, breaking it down so the bacteria can better handle it. They do eat algae, though minimally, but still enough to help.

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-06-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the info, I searched those snails plus others. I'm pretty confident it's a pond snail.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 PM
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Congrats on the snail :D
Love the fish selection too, they look very cool! :D

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-07-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
They're multiplying! Found 3 more super tiny snails hanging out on the glass today when I got home! I'm going to be infested by snails aren't I?
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-08-2012, 12:17 AM
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Most likely yes

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I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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