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post #11 of 15 Old 04-30-2009, 09:58 AM
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Yes, I agree with Byron on the snail issue. Most snails I can do without as I don't want my plants being chewed on. I've got Malaysians and they are nice as they leave the plants alone and stir up the sand for me.

Getting a single loach to control a snail population is never a good idea. Loaches need to be kept in a "group" setting in order to truly thrive. A single loach is a lonely loach.

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-30-2009, 12:14 PM
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Just to reitterate something already posted, DO NOT boil rocks,as Byron stated they can explode.........I'm sure it doesnt happen often, but it can happen.......I remember in the 80's someone was killed by exploding rocks in either Washington state or Oregon...cant remember which...............Best way to clean rocks would be a scrub brush and elbow grease............Scrub and rinse,Scrub and rinse,Scrub and rinse,Scrub and rinse.........I myself have had some hitchhiker snails, but as was stated, if you dont overfeed your fish, your snail population should be kept in check........I pick some of mine out of my tanks and feed them to my african cichlids on occasion
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-30-2009, 12:51 PM
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A safer alternative to boiling rocks/pebbles is to pour boiling water on the stones for about 30 seconds. Let the stones stand in the hot water for a few minutes before taking out. Make sure the stones have cooled down before adding them to your set-up.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-06-2009, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by whitedevil View Post
Your rocks wernt prepared right, you gotta boil em for about an hour or so, then bake them at 350 for about an hour, washing off does nothing.
only follow these instructions if you intend on commiting suicide!

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post #15 of 15 Old 05-06-2009, 11:45 PM
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They will be your worst nightmare in my opinion, You can buy a puffer fish, he will take care of all of them for you ;)
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