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Old 05-02-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
 
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Help!! My aquarium is infested with hundreds of little worms!! I dont have any fish in my tank, yet.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
 
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Sounds like planaria. They are harmless and are consumed by most fish. Minimize feeding rations. What is your tank maintenance schedule?
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
 
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I sometimes clean the water. I replace the filter in my pump when it gets dirty. I feed my snails around every month. Also, i do not have gravel in my tank because my fish was killed by cloriene. (hope thats how you spell it)
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
 
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I sometimes clean the water.
How frequent is this?
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Also, i do not have gravel in my tank because my fish was killed by cloriene. (hope thats how you spell it)
Can you please elaborate this further?:) You can use dechlorinator to eliminate chlorine and chloramine.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:33 AM   #5
 
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I clean my aquarium once every 5 months. I feed my snails once every week. I found out about the dechlorinator AFTER my fish were dead. The only things that survived was my 15 snails and a cheap plant from Walmart.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:26 PM   #6
 
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Why not try to switch to weekly instead of every 5 months? Is this about partial water changes or complete haul over of the tank?:)
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:04 AM   #7
 
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Every 5 months? It seems like a really odd frequency of cleaning. Was this a typo maybe?

If it isn't a typo, I second the suggestion to change to every week. Since you don't have any gravel then it'll be easy. Just change 20-30% of the water and give the glass a wee "wipe down" with a magnetic glass cleaner thing, or a spongey thing with a big handle. I have no idea what you call them. I prefer the "spongey thing with the big handle" because my tanks all sit against walls, and the magnetic one can't clean the back wall of the tank.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:25 PM   #8
 
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Well, my snails eat most of the food and the rest is sucked up into the filter.So i normally wont clean out my tank without fish.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:54 PM   #9
 
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Also, i do not have gravel in my tank because my fish was killed by cloriene. (hope thats how you spell it)

so.... why no gravel? am i missing something?


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Well, my snails eat most of the food and the rest is sucked up into the filter.So i normally wont clean out my tank without fish.
snails need water changes too.... :D
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:38 AM   #10
 
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Well, my snails eat most of the food and the rest is sucked up into the filter.So i normally wont clean out my tank without fish.
Snails are often more sensitive to dirty water than fish. I recommend you change your routine to every week, instead of every 5 months.
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