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Old 02-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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New Tank - Snail Questions


I have a 72g heavily planted discus tank.
Have few discus, shrimp and lots of Assassin Snails.

Setting up a new 120g aqua scape discus tank. It's going to be mostly wood, rocks and a large anubias on a driftwood from the 72g.

The anubias is huge about a foot easily. I don't plan on having Assassin Snails in the new tank. My fear is when I move the anubias to the new tank there will be snails coming over however much I clean.
How do I prevent the assassin snails hitchhiking to the new tank?

Also I am planning on using the existing filters (eheim and fluval 405) on the new tank. Should I clean them too to get rid of the snails? if so how do I clean the filters?

Any ideas?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Any ideas please?
Did I post in the wrong section?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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Your only option is to clean extremely well and to use a bleach dip or potassium permanganate to help rid hitchhikers.
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Thanks somewhatshocked.

Would the anubias be ok with the bleach/pottasium permanganate dip?
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Anubias are super-hardy and can handle just about any dip you put them through.

I wouldn't dip all plants but Anubias can certainly handle quick dips in my experience.
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i agree with the person above. if not, invest into loaches who likes to munch on snails. i think they look great also
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The anubias is attached to a fairly big driftwood. Can I dip the wood too in the bleach solution?
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Is it possible to hold the wood out of the water when dipping?

If not, maybe you could just use a spray bottle and then rinse things in Prime-treated water really well.
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I'd be afraid that the bleach water would soak into the wood...
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:37 AM   #10
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Separated the anubias from the wood and dipped the plant in 1:20 bleach mix.
Hopefully this would have cleaned up any snail and snail eggs.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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