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10-11-2012 04:09 PM
acitydweller 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?
10-10-2012 05:33 PM
Monster Fish
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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.
10-10-2012 04:50 PM
jellie
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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!
10-10-2012 11:06 AM
aokashi And share the babies....
10-10-2012 11:05 AM
acitydweller 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.
10-10-2012 06:36 AM
aokashi i have ramshorn too... but I found pond snails the only ones to eat surface scum and wierd stuff XD
10-10-2012 06:18 AM
Monster Fish 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.
10-10-2012 06:07 AM
Monster Fish Instead of chucking them, why don't you give some to me?
10-10-2012 05:39 AM
aokashi 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.
10-10-2012 01:56 AM
acitydweller If you haven't already, raise the temp to 78 to accelerate the lifecycle.
10-09-2012 11:47 PM
Monster Fish I think to prevent any cross-contamination, go with a fresh batch of media. Also if you want to speed up your cycle, look for products containing Nitrospira bacteria only.
10-09-2012 11:41 PM
Monster Fish Yup. Though according to the article, water changes won't do much. The best course of action is to be patient and wait for all of them to die off.
10-09-2012 11:31 PM
Monster Fish The stuff in the filter looks like dead bacteria.

Yep. They produce ammonia so keep on monitoring that.
10-09-2012 11:09 PM
Monster Fish http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?...oms-explained/

Sounds like heterotrophic bacteria.
10-09-2012 10:50 PM
Congee Do you happen to have any branches or driftwood or anything in there? I had this problem before where I am guessing the SAP did not dry out or something was coming out of my branches. I let my ottos and snails take care of it and they were at it for a few weeks before there weren't anymore.
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