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Mystery snail problem
Old 02-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #11
 
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I have a bit of a ramshorn snail problem in my tank. They're actually hard to manage because they reproduce so quickly. If I occasionally remove some and kill them, and leave the shells in the tank, would this be a good source of calcium?
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #12
 
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The ram's horn shells are not a sufficient or reliable source of calcium, especially not for the problem you are having. How do the shells of the ram's horn snails compare to that of the mystery snails? Are you seeing the same problem? IF the source of your mystery snail problem is from lack of calcium in the system, I would then expect that to show up in all of the snail species in your tank. Having the water tested and providing us with a calcium reading will help us to determine if your problem is for sure a calcium deficiencey and not coming from another source.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:47 PM   #13
 
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I'll have to buy a kit to test calcium.

I thought leaving the shells in would help w/ the calcium as they dissolve.

I don't see the same problem w/ the ramshorn snails, but I thought they might not be prone to the same problems since they have such a small life span and there's so many of them.

I've been adding only a few drops of the supplement per day, and the recommended dosage is about one tablespoon for a tank with coral daily, so I think I'm safely underdoing it.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:13 PM   #14
 
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What are the KH readings in this tank?
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:13 PM   #15
 
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What are the KH readings in this tank?
I don't know, but I use 1 tbsp aquarium salt per five gallons, and I use a pH up to maintain the pH to between 7.4 and 7.6.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:18 PM   #16
 
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Try to determine your KH. And I would stop using pH up if I were you. They have a tendency to cause pH swings which will eventually kill all the occupants of your tank.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:27 PM   #17
 
sorry

My point was that if its sufering like i dont know its really sick from what i hear anyways hope it gets better. didnt meen to be cruel there .
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:24 AM   #18
 
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One of them died. The other two are doing well. I still don't have the testers suggested in this thread, so don't know all those levels.

If I want to kept the dead snail's shell for decoration, how do I take the snail out of the shell?
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #19
 
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Boil it.
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