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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Pond snails while cycling

I'm a week and a half in to my cycling and the pond snails are already starting to ramp up. I have no problem with them now but I'm debating whether I should try and wipe them out once my cycle is done or just let them be. I don't have that big of a problem with them but I worry about the risk of their population exploding and competing against the nerites/shrimp I get once the tank is done cycling. I feel like if I was ever going to have a chance at stopping them it would be before I put any live stock in.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 02:32 AM
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You can try to kill them but you won't ever get them all unless you poison them. Which might be a good natural ammonia source for your cycle.

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Just get assassins to rage the war for you.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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as long as you dont over feed you should be ok. you can always pull all you see if you dont like them and that is way easier before its planted
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Declare war with asassins. There cool to watch. But they sometimes gang up on nerites.
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If you're OCD and want something to do you could pick them out. I always just leave them be. The population explodes and they clean up all the stuff that melts and dies in a new tank and then they stop.

Anything you put in there to kill them could be a residual problem for other snails and shrimp you throw in later.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I think I'll leave them for now.
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