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post #1 of 3 Old 04-28-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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snails breaking out of tank

how can I keep the snails in my tank in the tank

it has a full cover except where the filter sits and also the skimmer


every morning I wake up go feed fish to find 7 or 8 snails on the outside of tank

don't want the cats to get a es cargo meal on me lol

37 gal bow front (saltwater)
octopus 150 skimmer
external penguin bio wheel 150 packed with cheato
ETH 200 watt inline heater
3 power heads 500gph
in line UV sterilizer

30 gal (brackish)
bio filter
under-gravel 2 power-heads 250gph

30 gal hex (freshwater)
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-28-2012, 03:20 PM
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how can I keep the snails in my tank in the tank

it has a full cover except where the filter sits and also the skimmer


every morning I wake up go feed fish to find 7 or 8 snails on the outside of tank

don't want the cats to get a es cargo meal on me lol
You can use gutter netting to put over those spots that are bare. But, thats kinda weird. I have a 240g tank with no lids at all, and the snails just come to the lip of the water and go back.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-29-2012, 10:20 PM
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In my 32g tank which is open topped, the snails go all the way up to the top and I have seen one on the rim but it went back in. Most of them go up the glass and then just drop off back into the tank when they reach air!

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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