I inherited a tank/ fish and all the goodies from a friend a year and a half ago, and have enjoyed it. I believe it is a 55g tank.
The long and short of it is....I bought a snail.....thinking it would help me maintain tank cleanliness..........lord almighty, I did not realize the little bugger would breed like fleas, virtually taking over my tank. Did one major tank overhaul, but they came back.
I am now doing overhaul #2 is hope I can eradicate the problem once and for all. For now all my fish are in a different tany, I cleaned the filer out good, and am using new sponges in the filter, tossing out any prior used stuff in case they contain eggs for the next gen. of snails
I have the plants isolated and intend to give them a 20/1 part bleach bath, then de-chlorinate.
I have bleached the tank itself. Now will de-chlorinate.
Yes, I am boiling the rocks.......and nothing has blown up, don't worry..........
I will put it all back together soon, but wondered if you all had any extra advise as far as conquering my snail issue. I will never get the little buggers again...so help me!!!