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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 04:39 AM
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I like to "cycle" with snails. if you have any pond snails, I find they eat most of the wierd gunk that might build up.
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Instead of chucking them, why don't you give some to me?

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I can use some more to clean up my rili tank. In fact, I would rather keep them than MTS. The MTS are a gamble with me. They either thrive or slowly die off.

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i have ramshorn too... but I found pond snails the only ones to eat surface scum and wierd stuff XD
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Try blue rams horns... Just as good as the reds but prettier.

Very observant aokashi... Thats one of the benefits of the pond snails. Not sure if it's due to their shell design or what but they often hang on the surface to feast on the bacteria of scum if you don't have enough surface agitation.

Sonicpath gave away some really pretty leopard print pond snails last week.

Mts normally can get to the top along the glass and even beneath the floaters only to take a dive back down to the substrate. If mts are dying on you, it might be more due to being a new tank as there may not be sufficient food detris in the substrate yet. Another problem might be nitrates. I can dig up some older ones for you if u wanted to try them again dan.

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And share the babies....
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 03:50 PM
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I found one pond snail that came with some plants someone gave me/sold me. I am so in love with how beautiful it is! It's a very pale peachy-pink color and it has such a cute face. I should probably ask people if they have this type. I only found one so I doubt I have more than that. )=
I have no idea which batch of plants it came from either.
But yea, ramshorns don't seem to go upside down on the water and eat that stuff much.
I had one of these before! But....it started eating holes into my plants so it got quarantine and then disappeared. They are SOOO cute tho, with triangle antennae right!

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Try blue rams horns... Just as good as the reds but prettier.

Very observant aokashi... Thats one of the benefits of the pond snails. Not sure if it's due to their shell design or what but they often hang on the surface to feast on the bacteria of scum if you don't have enough surface agitation.

Sonicpath gave away some really pretty leopard print pond snails last week.

Mts normally can get to the top along the glass and even beneath the floaters only to take a dive back down to the substrate. If mts are dying on you, it might be more due to being a new tank as there may not be sufficient food detris in the substrate yet. Another problem might be nitrates. I can dig up some older ones for you if u wanted to try them again dan.
The nitrates are fine in my rili tank. Maybe they don't have enough food in the substrate.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:09 PM
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ill have to check mine but i believe the shell is a pearl blue and the foot is either gray or pink.

how's the tank coming along?

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