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Old 09-13-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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75 Gallon - Upgrading & Rescaping


Things to do:
- Finding a proper stand
- Black background
- CO2

Current setup:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...=view&id=14497

Stocking ideas:
- Boesemani Rainbow
- Corydoras schwartzi or Peppered Corys
- Something to get rid of the snails...

Current Status:
Excuse the mess, it's not done...
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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Clown loaches
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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That's was I was thinking. I couldn't think of anything else that's a community fish and takes care of snails.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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They are cool. They click when they eat. I have two in my 75 and a yoyo loach and 2 dojo loaches. Not a snail to be had and they are great community fish.
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Clown loaches it is! You can probably see the beginning of my snail problem in the 75, but you can definitely see the snail problem in that 10 gallon. I have snails floating in the water!
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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I like snails personally, but my 75 has no snail.
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I like them for their algae eating abilities. The 10 gallon is spotless where it used to have a bunch of brown algae, but geez those snails take off quick when the food is plentiful.
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I've read that snail populations explode when over feeding happens. That's why they are perfect in a shrimp tank
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #9
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Reviving the thread. I will be going down to the nice fish store an hour away on Sunday. I am intent on getting some nice driftwood & rocks. Possibly fish as well.
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Got a piece of driftwood today. I will put it in and rearrange the plants tomorrow.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:25 AM   #11
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I'd skip clown loaches tbh...they are expensive and they do get big (although it takes forever).

I'd go with a smaller loach or something if you're wanting to not have snails...although I've noticed that my tank with cichlids doesn't get snails...even though I'd like it too ._.
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Have you considered assasin snails instead of loaches?
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I have thought about assassin snails, but do they multiple as much or as quickly as regular snails? I never liked the look of clown loaches either, but i've heard they are excellent at getting rid of snails.

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Snails are good for your aquarium. Dont Danio freegradeiknow why everyone hates them so much. They keep your plants clean and eat the decaying food and mulm, thus maintaing water quality. But if you end up with them its near impossible to get rid of all of them, especially mts, you can forget about that or start over. As long as you don't feed too much they don't get out of control. If you like loaches and want to go that route, dwarf chain loaches eat them fairly well, I cant keep ramshorns because they eat them all. A slighty larger and good loach is botis rostrata(I think) the sergeant major loach. Yoyo loaches are awesome at eating snails, but they get kind big and like to uproot plants.
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We added assassin snails when we were having an over population of snails. They controlled the snail population. We always have a couple left that clean up the tank however the tank is no longer over run. We added 1 per 10 gallons.


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