05-04-2007, 05:45 PM
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Now I have more or less the opposite problem: I had a veritable mongol horde of pond snails hitchhiked in on plants and overrun several of my tanks. The 55 I added loaces to, and that cleared it right up, but the Amazon tanks still have the occasional snail boom going. I try to vacuum up as many of the little F___ers as I can, but that's never all of them.
On the other hand, to feed my big loach tank, I take my water changes and pour them through a big, fine strainer, and that nets me a couple hundred snails from the size of a millet seed up through the size of a green pea. If you were to do the same, I supposed you could put them back in the tank from whence they came.
BTW, I use a 2" vacuum with a 5/8" hose for this.