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Old 06-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #41
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When the fry are gone, would it be alright to turn the heater off and have the snails at room temp (about 20)? I know that they will grow slower and live longer in cooler water, and the guy at the fish store said they didn't need a heater but I wanted to check before I end up killing them accidentally. I would lower the temp slowly to acclimatise them.

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Old 06-03-2007, 09:24 PM   #42
That should be fine. I wouldn't go lower than 20C (68F) though or they will start to become sluggish.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:33 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Trishfish
Many people use Kent's Marine (yes, marine) Calcium. Just follow the directions on the bottle. You can halve the dose if you want to. Other people rinse cuttlebone well and toss it in the tank or filter. You can add a handful of crushed coral and replace as it dissolves. Feed high calcium veges especially dark greens. I like Caltrate brand calcium supplements for humans. Drop one in and replace when it's gone. You have to watch the ingredients on supplements because you don't other other vitamins. Vacation feeders are basically plaster of paris and work well but get pricey. You can make your own but you need to watch the ingredients on the plaster as well. There's also a product called Wonder Shell.

Snail shells will get thin and/or eroded without enough calcium. Some will eat each other's shells if they don't get enough.
Just wanted to let you know that I picked up some Kent's a couple of weeks ago and am adding it to the water...nice and easy! And hopefully it will do the trick!

Thanks! :D
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