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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
The issue isn't that you're not providing food. In a 55 gallon tank, there's a ton of surface area for biofilm to grow. Tons of room for bacteria to develop in the substrate. That's an endless food supply.
My point exactly! I'm just saying that the advice to just cut back on feeding is not really a solution to an MTS infestation. With no food going into the tank they were still surviving and breeding heavily. Hey if someone likes them that's great. I just thought I'd offer the opposing view point for the OP.

Assassins are slowly winning the battle for me. Don't know what they'll eat once the MTS are gone though. If I get down to the last tank with no MTS, hopefully I'll have enough pond snails for them.

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Driftwoodhunter did you make the plunge? I just ordered some, and will be throwing them in my 65 this week when they arrive.
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I did! I snagged an RAOK for some calcium montmorillonite, and the person is going to throw in a few mts for me. I can't wait! We'll have to come back here at a later point and compare notes - LOL

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